April Smallmouth Bass Fly Special
The bass are starting to feed. On the North and South Fork of the Shenandoah the bass will be immediately below the ledges which cross the river. These lie perpendicular to the river currents forming shallow dams. The water below these ledges often ranges from 2-5 feet deep over cobblestone stream bottoms. Large numbers of sculpin minnows and crayfish live in these areas.
I believe the reason the fishing is so good below these ledges at this time of year is because the good water level we have now keeps the bass from being wary.
My favorite flies to fish below these ledges are the Shenk's Black Sculpin size 4, Spuddler size 4,(both of which mimic the natural sculpin minnows) and the Murray's Olive Crayfish size 6 which produces a natural crawling action like the real crayfish.
Special includes 3 of each
* Spuddler size 4
* Shenk's Black Sculpin size 4
* Murray's Olive Crayfish size 6