COLDWATER: The spring creeks and larger trout rivers are still fishing best. Mossy, the Jackson, and Bullpasture Gorge have all been producing large browns and rainbows on terrestrial patterns. The fishing will continue to get better as we get more into the fall. Caddis and Blue Quill hatches produce some very consistent fishing in later September through October so be sure to have some in your box.
WARMWATER- Smallmouth bass fishing continues to be outstanding. Streamers and poppers tossed to the banks, riffles, and ledges are taking good numbers of fish on the James, Rapp, and Shenandoah. The cooler temperatures have turned on the pond fishing. We have had great mid-day action throwing Todd’s Wiggle Minnows and Reverses. Crappie fishing is turning back on as well, we have been catching fish on size 6 Clousers, Krystal Buggers, and Peacock Buggers.
SALTWATER- Striped bass fishing has been consistent on jetty structure and in flooded grass flats. Fish have been busting silversides, along with some bluefish. If you find schools of busting fish, try to get your fly under the surface action as that is where you will find the big stripers and occasionally redfish. The speckled trout fishing is still great with larger fish being caught now. Working grass lines and shallow water structure with Deceivers, Reverses, and Bunker patterns has been producing good action.