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Trout Fishing Report -

The rich springs that flow into these streams and the water just downstream of them presently hold great numbers of great cress bugs and shrimp. Big Stoney Creek downstream of Wakeman's Grove bridge and the Bullpasture have many of these areas. Since the streams are low and the trout are wary, I do best by fishing upstream dead drift from one hundred feet below them right up to the springs. Good flies are the Cress Bug size 14 and size 16 and Murray's Shrimp size 14.

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Trout Fishing Report -

The mountain trout streams are too low for good fishing.

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Bass Fishing Report -

Both the North and South Fork of the Shenandoah River are in good shape. We are getting exciting Hexagenia mayfly fishing on the North Fork of the Shenandoah River. Where the water is over four feet deep I fish down and across stream with a Mr. Rapidan Bass Skater size 8 with a slow twitching action. If it is less than four feet deep I fish the same fly but I wade and fish it upstream with a dead drift. If you see bass swirling in the surface film they are probably taking the Hexagenia emerger. In this case fish...

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In order to find cool water and feeding trout on these streams, I go to the shaded sections of the streams very early in the morning. The water temperature may be several degrees cooler at this time  thus prompting the trout to feed. This is productive on both Back Creek and the Hidden Valley of the Jackson. Good flies include Murray's Yellow Jacket Dry size 16, Murray's Housefly size 16 and Murray's Oakworm Dry size 16.

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Trout Fishing Report -

The mountain trout streams are too low for good fishing.

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