Trout Streams Fly Fishing Report - October 19, 2022

Trout Streams Fly Fishing Report - October 19, 2022

Stocked Trout Streams-- If you haven't gotten out and explored the stocked trout streams, then I encourage you to do so. The VA DWR  is continuing to stock trout streams throughout the state each day. Some of them are areas you can take the fish out and other areas (delayed harvest) are for anglers that put the fish back for the next angler.  Be sure to check their website for the latest streams stocked.

I find that nymphs such as a Murray's Dark Stonefly Nymph size 12 or Mr. Rapidan Soft Hackle (olive) nymph size 14  work well below very fast deep riffles.  If you like to use streamers, then the Murray's Tungsten Bead Marauder size 10 is very fasting sinking and effective here.  Sometimes using a sink tip III fly line will help you get your flies down.

Mountain Trout Streams--The native brook trout are spawning, therefore I have not been exploring these streams.  For every spawning bed not stepped on in the fall, means there will be more native brookies in the spring. These streams are still very low since we haven't had much rain.  If you are interested in learning more about the Shenandoah National Park streams, then you have several options: