The water in the James River has gotten much clearer over the past few days, allowing the fish to see anglers’ lures better, which leads to more hookups! Tandem rigged darts are taking the most fish with the spinning crowd with a close second being a small gold spoon weighted down with a 1/2oz weight. The temperature of the water has slowly but surely crept up to the mid 50s and the fish are acting like it’s spring! Good colors include combinations of pink, white, and green.
Fly fishermen and women should try combinations of pink, chartreuse, yellow and purple. Kreelex have been working for shad in all color combinations. No need to fish a full sinking line, a sink tip will work just fine. Fish current seams and behind rocks for best results.