Update October 20, 2023 Passage Creek in Fort Valley was just stocked yesterday.
Posted October 18, 2023 Many of the streams in the southern part of Virginia have been stocked with rainbows and browns. The VA DWR will continue to stock streams throughout the state. See their website for the latest schedule of streams stocked. I find I do well on these streams with the San Juan Worm, Rubber Leg Nymph (black,tan), and Murray's Strymph (olive size 10). Some of these streams are fed by springs that provide a rich green weed growth. Below these springs are large populations of cress bugs. The Cress Bug designed by Ed Shenk in sizes 14 & 16 is the most effective fly I use to match the naturals. If the stream is over 30 feet wide i fish them by wading downstream and casting across stream. A slow hand-twist retrieve is very effective. If you need help with access on the local stocked trout streams, stop by the fly shop.
The native brook trout streams located in the Shenandoah National Park are still closed to fishing, due to the low water levels. If you are interested in learning more about these streams, consider attending one of our workshops or on the stream schools.