Fishing Report

Smallmouth Bass Streams Fly Fishing Report- June 10, 2020

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Smallmouth Bass Streams Fly Fishing Report- June 10, 2020

When the smallmouth rivers get slightly discolored from rains the bass feed boldly on the shiner minnows on the gravel bars. They just seem willing to crash these areas in low light. The Murray's Heavy Shiner size 6 is very effective fished where the gravel bars taper off to the water 3 to 4 feet deep.  Update for June 10--The South Fork has dropped and is clear and fishable. Update June 10--The North Fork is in beautiful shape, clear and fishable..   Above a view of the muddy water on the North Fork working its way from Edinburg downstream.   ...

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Stocked Trout Streams Fly Fishing Report - June 10, 2020

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Stocked Trout Streams Fly Fishing Report - June 10, 2020

Update June 10--The stocked trout streams are clear and fishable. Once they clear, during bright sunny days the trout feed heavily on natural crayfish that live along the shaded edges of the large boulders in mid-stream where the water is 4 to 5 feet deep. Fishing a Murray's Crayfish size 10 on a sinking tip III line will catch many large trout.  

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Mountain Trout Streams Fly Fishing Report - June 5, 2020

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Mountain Trout Streams Fly Fishing Report - June 5, 2020

Since the little yellow stonefly is such a heavy hatch in our  mountain streams and it last so long there are always an abundance of its adults and nymph available to the trout for at least two months. An effective angling tactic is to fish a Murray's Little Yellow Stonefly Dry size 16 on a Classic 7 1/2 6X with a Murray's Little Yellow Stonefly Nymph on a two foot 6X dropper below it. This rig is very effective when the hatch is heavy and when it is sparse.  All of the Shenandoah National Park streams are in great shape....

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Smallmouth Bass Streams Fly Fishing Report - May 28, 2020

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Smallmouth Bass Streams Fly Fishing Report - May 28, 2020

This is the time of the year when many of the smallmouth bass are feeding heavily on the shiner minnows on the gravel bars. By summer many of these shiners will be in the grassbeds, but now they are on the gravel bars. At dawn, dusk and heavily overcast days, in water two feet deep I fish the Silver Outcast Streamer size 4.  In deeper water I use the Murray's Heavy Shiner Streamer size 6.  The North Fork of the Shenandoah River is in beautiful shape.  The water temperature is running around 62 to 64 degrees so you will still...

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Mountain Trout Streams Fly Fishing Report - May 28, 2020

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Mountain Trout Streams Fly Fishing Report - May 28, 2020

There are heavy hatches of Little Yellow Stoneflies on the mountain trout streams. The Murray's Little Yellow Stonefly size 16 will catch many of the trout fished in the eddies on a 6X Leader. You will have better water levels by coming in from the heads of the streams. Update from the Shenandoah National Park as of May 23, 2020. Shenandoah National Park has begun Phase One of its phased reopening plan. During this phase Old Rag, Whiteoak and their associated trails, as well as all boundary trailheads and picnic areas remain closed. Skyline Drive and other trails will be open...

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