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Bass Fishing Report -

The North and South Forks of the Shenandoah River are both clear, the levels are great and the fishing is especially good in the tails of the pools. Access point #1 (Route 661 off Route 11) on the North Fork of the Shenandoah River is good. Access point #11 (Seakford) on the South Fork of the Shenandoah River is good. I am doing well by fishing the Murray's Floating Dace Minnow size 4 and size 6 and Murray's Floating Chub Minnow size 4 and size 6 in the very lower parts of the pool tails with a slow stripping action....

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Trout Fishing Report -

Big Stoney Creek in Edinburg is discolored but fishable. All of the other streams are clear. The large trout that are present in these streams have become accustomed to feeding on the natural crickets and grasshoppers that fall into the stream. My favorite flies are Shenk's Cricket Dry in size 12 and size 14 and Letort Hopper size 14. Fish these along the shaded banks by experimenting with dead drifts and slow kicking fly actions. Good streams are the South Fork of Piney River and the lower Pedlar River. All of these streams are clear and at good levels.

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Trout Fishing Report -

These streams are holding up well for this time of the season and the trout are feeding well on the abundance of natural beetles that are found along the streams. By using a 6X Leader and approaching the pools very cautiously you can catch many trout on the Murray's Flying Beetle in size 14, size 16 and size 18. The streams in the Appalachian and Blue Ridge are both great.

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Bass Fishing Report -

Due to the recent rains some areas of the North Fork of the Shenandoah River are discolored but still fishable. The South Fork is slightly discolored but still fishable.  If you need help finding areas to go, call me or email. Some of my favorite and most productive smallmouth bass fishing begins now and will last until early October. At dusk many large bass move into the tails of the pools where the water is a foot to three feet deep to feed on the natural chub and dace minnows which live here. By fishing the Murray's Floating Chub Minnow...

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Trout Fishing Report -

The large trout in these streams are feeding well on the natural nymphs below the riffles and in the deep pools. An effective tactic in the deep pools is to use a sinking tip fly line with a Murray's Fluorocarbon 6 foot 3X Leader to get your nymphs down deeply. Cast across stream and swim these across the streambottom by stripping them six inches every ten seconds. Good nymphs now are the Murray's Adams Nymph size 14, Murray's Olive Magic Caddis Pupa size 14 and Murray's Dark Miracle Stonefly Nymph size 14. Excellent streams now are the Hidden Valley of...

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