COLDWATER- As water levels recede, the trout fishing is fantastic. Hoppers and ants are still fishing well but the mountain streams are home to some good Blue Quill and Caddis hatches so be sure to cover all bases. Mossy Creek has been fishing well with hoppers and streamers.
WARMWATER- The high water has made largemouth and smallmouth fishing tough. As soon as the James comes down, big streamers will be taking fish. This is the case currently on the Shenandoah; fish are gorging on baitfish to fatten up for the winter. … Read More »
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 … Read More »
Green Top Fly Fishing Report 8/19/11
Coldwater- With most mountain streams low, the spring creeks are fishing best. Mossy Creek, Beaver Creek, Spring Run, and the South River Special Reg section are fishing well. Small mayfly patterns work well early in the morning during the trico hatch. The fish aren’t usually too picky, so we fish size 20 Parachute Adams. Once the sun is good and high, hoppers and ants have been the best bet. Lots of large browns have been falling for Skilton’s EZ Sight Ant.
Warmwater- Smallmouth fishing continues to … Read More »
COLDWATER- Mossy and Beaver spring creeks are fishing best right now. Terrestrials such as ants, hoppers, and to a lesser extent, beetles are taking fish. Mayfly are still consistent with Tricos in the morning. Fishing size 20 dry flies is a good way to take large browns and rainbows right now.
WARMWATER- Smallmouth bass popper fishing is the main attraction right now. The fish are aggressive despite the heat. When topwater is slow, clawdads have been taking plenty of fish on the Middle James, Rappahannock, and Shenandoah. The largemouth bite in … Read More »