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Bass Fishing Report -

UPDATED 4/15/19 The North and South Fork of the Shenandoah River are both high and muddy from the rain over the last several days.  Portions of these streams should be back in shape by Thurseday April 18, 2019.

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Trout Fishing Report -

UPDATED 4/185/19 The Shenandoah Valley Stocked Trout Streams are all high and discolored this morning from the rain yesterday and last night.These streams will be back in shape late 4/16/19.Give us a call if you're planning to hit these streams and we will be glad to help you find the best water level.

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Fishing the Mr. Rapidan Parachute Dry size 14 on a 7 1/2ft 5X Classic Knotted Leader with a Mr. Rapidan Emerger size 14 on a 24 inch dropper below it will almost assure you of catching trout in every pool. Also watch the slow eddies and the runs beside the riffles for trout feeding on blue quill duns and go one on one with these trout with a Blue Quill Dry size 16. This is a great time to camp and fish the head of the streams and the small feeders. Stream Conditions: This is a great time to park...

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Many of these streams have large numbers of trout that are feeding on the natural nymphs. A Three-fly rig with gradually smaller Mr. Rapidan Soft Hackles is very effective fished across stream with a slow lifting action.   Recommended Flies: I use my Murray's Trout Nymphing 4X Leader with a Mr. Rapidan Brown Soft Hackle size 10 attached. To this I attach 24 inches of 5X mono and a Mr. Rapidan Olive Soft Hackle size 12. To this I attach 24 inches of 5X mono and a Mr. Rapidan Olive Soft Hackle size 16. Place a micro shot 6 inches above...

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Many of the bass are spreading out in the large pools now. These pools can be floated or fished by wading down the shallow sides. The abundance of minnows here such as hogsuckers, creek chubs, and dace minnows in these pools are a great food source for the bass and they feed heavily upon them.The water temperature is still cool so bring your chest high waders.  Stream Conditions:  The North Fork of the Shenandoah River is clear and fishable. The Woodstock area and upstream to Mount Jackson will give you the best water levels.    The South Fork is clear but still carrying full...

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