COLDWATER: Trout fishing has been good; blue quill and trico hatches have lingered on despite cold night time temps. Fishing nymphs is by far more effective right now though. Prince nymphs, Pheasant Tails, and Copper Johns have been best. As temps drop, we will be throwing more Green and Pink Weenies to entice sluggish fish.
WARMWATER: The best bite going right now is Chain Pickerel. Flash flies, Wiggle Minnows, Murdich Minnows, and Krystal Buggers are all taking fish. We have been fishing the Chickahominy watershed and these feisty little pike have … Read More »
COLDWATER- Trout are still looking to eat dry flies and nymphs. Pre-spawn browns and brookies are eager to chase down streamers as well. Now is a very good time to target large brown trout on the Jackson River or Mossy Creek. Buggers, flash flies, and Reynolds Bunny flies are all good choices for big browns.
WARMWATER- Now is a good time of year to target big crappie and bream. We caught several citation bluegill last week on yellow and white peacock buggers. Fish hit on the drop so be patient. Pickerel … Read More »
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 »