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Murray's Yellow Drake Dry, Light Cahill Dry and Murray's Professor Dry Mountain Trout Streams: The gray fox and light cahill mayflies are hatching well and I catch many trout by fishing the Murray's Professor Dry size 16, Murray's Yellow Drake size 16 and Light Cahill Dry size 16 on 6X Leaders. From mid afternoon until dusk we can usually catch several fish in each pool especially in the upper sections of the streams which are reached from the Skyline Drive, Blue Ridge Parkway and National Forest Roads.
Singer's Crayfish and Murray's Crayfish Smallmouth Bass Streams: One of my guides was showing a student in our class the correct way to fish the Murray's Crayfish when he hooked a smallmouth bass that was 5 1/2 pounds. An effective technique is "swing nymphing" where the Crayfish is cast up and across stream and allowed to sink deeply. Then it is allowed to swim along the streambottom in the deepest runs. Charlie Brooks taught me this method in the seventies and it is extremely effective now. An effective area is upstream from access point #19 (Covered Bridge) on the North...
Delayed Harvest and Stocked Trout Streams: These streams are muddy and too high for good fishing.
Mountain Trout Streams: These streams are fishable by coming into the heads from the Skyline Drive.
Smallmouth Bass Streams: Both the North and South Fork of the Shenandoah River are muddy and too high for good fishing. 2000cfs goes over many low water bridges on the North Fork of the Shenandoah River.