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Trout Fishing Report -

Many of the recently stocked large trout hold in the deep pools below the riffles and I catch many of them by using a Sink Tip III Fly Line with streamers. In order to match the minnows upon which these trout feed upon, I use the Shenandoah Nine Three Simple Streamer size 10, Mr. Rapidan Streamer size 10 and Shenandoah Silver Ghost Simple Streamer size 10.Cast across stream and swim them along the streambottom by stripping them four inches every ten seconds. This is very effective in Big Stoney Creek and the Hidden Valley of the Jackson. Passage Creek was...

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Trout Fishing Report -

The brook trout are spawning now. Most anglers believe it is best to not stress them by fishing for them at this time even though they are returned to the stream after catching them.

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Bass Fishing Report -

The deep pockets just downstream of the heavy riffles are producing some large bass on large nymphs. We are doing well with the Murray's Heavy Black Hellgrammite size 4, Murray's Skunk Road Kill Nymph size 6 and Murray's Olive Road Kill Nymph size 6. Many of these pockets are as large as your living room and are five feet deep. To get my nymphs down to these bass I use the "Swing Nymphing" method Charlie Brooks taught me on the Madison. While standing right beside the deep pocket I cast up and across stream fifteen feet at a forty five...

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Trout Fishing Report -

A very effective tactic to cover the water thoroughly and catch many trout is to use streamers which match the natural minnows in the streams which the trout feed upon. My favorite streamers for these trout are the Mr. Rapidan Streamer size 10, Shenandoah Silver Ghost Simple Streamer size 10 and Shenandoah Nine Three Simple Streamer size 10. The delayed harvest section of Back Creek is an excellent stream. It was stocked on Friday, October 6, 2017.

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Trout Fishing Report -

The brook trout are spawning now. Most anglers believe it is best to not stress them by fishing for them at this time even though they are returned to the stream after catching them.

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