Fishing Report, Week of September 2, 2019
As we start to transition from summer into fall the smallmouth bite continues to be strong. Water levels are dropping and the clarity is great. Top water bug fishing is on fire. Smallmouth are being caught on top water kreelex, boogle bugs, and a variety of double barrel poppers. Fish can be found in moving water including riffles and tail-outs. Don't forget to spend some time fishing the back water eddies and foam lines as well. We're having good success fishing a size 4 tequeely with or without an indicator. Kreelex and clawdads will also produce quality fish subsurface when the top water bite slows. Dead drifting these flies is a very effective method especially on hot summer days when the fish are less active. Give us a call to book your smallmouth float before the season ends.
Water levels in our mountain streams are starting to drop as fall quickly approaches. Quality fish can still be caught however please use care when handling the fish. The combination of lower water levels and higher water temperatures stress the fish. Remember, keep the fish wet, handle them the minimum amount of time necessary and return them to the water close to the place they were caught. If you chose to fish for brook trout during the summer months we suggest using Elk Hair Caddis, Sulphers, Caddis Simulator patterns, etc. Also, most terrestrial patterns such as ants and beetles are a good choice. If you are interested in Virginia trout fishing give us a call to book your next trip.