South Fork of Shenandoah River, Virginia Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
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South Fork of Shenandoah River, Virginia Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
My tips of the week
Fish crayfish and baitfish flies in the early morning hours until the water heats up and start looking for bugs flying and get ready for a topwater bite!
Fishing Conditions

Fly Fishing South Fork of Shenandoah River is currently Good

Orvis-Endorsed guides nearby:

Water flow: Clearing

Visibility: 60 inches

Water temperature at mid-day: 76 Degrees F

Water condition: Clear

Best time of day to fish: Any Day

Best stretch: All stretches are fishing the same.

Best access point: All access points are through the VDGIF designated public boat launches. All boat launches are currently clean and manageable.

Fly fishing hatches in order of importance:

No hatches

Fish species: Smallmouth Bass, Carp, Musky, Largemouth, Redbreast Sunfish, Rock Bass

Fishing season: March-September for Smallmouth, Carp, and Largemouth, Year-Round Musky

Nearest airport: Shenandoah Valley Regional Airport

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Shenandoah River, South Fork Description

The South Fork of the Shenandoah is one of Virginia's premier smallmouth bass fisheries. This river is very tame with rapids rarely hitting class II or even III. Most of the South Fork can be floated in a tube or canoe. Wading is difficult as there are very deep holes along the river and the only public access is at the VDGIF boat landings. Smallmouth Bass fishing is outstanding from March through September. ...

Techniques & Tips

Finally starting to catch some bugs on topwater!

7-Day Forecast

Detailed Forecast This AfternoonA chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 89. South wind around 9 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%. TonightA chance of showers and thunderstorms before 3am, then a slight chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 70. South wind 5 to 7 mph. Chance of precipitation is 50%. TuesdayA chance of showers and thunderstorms between 9am and noon, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm after noon. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 84. Southwest wind 5 to 8 mph becoming west in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms. Tuesday NightA chance of showers and thunderstorms before midnight. Partly cloudy, with a low around 63. North wind 3 to 6 mph. Chance of precipitation is 50%. WednesdaySunny, with a high near 82. North wind 3 to 7 mph. Wednesday NightMostly clear, with a low around 60. ThursdaySunny, with a high near 83. Thursday NightMostly clear, with a low around 62. FridayMostly sunny, with a high near 84. Friday NightA chance of showers after 9pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 65. Chance of precipitation is 30%. SaturdayShowers likely. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 81. Chance of precipitation is 60%. Saturday NightShowers likely. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 66. Chance of precipitation is 60%. SundayShowers likely and possibly a thunderstorm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 82. Chance of precipitation is 60%. Sunday NightShowers likely and possibly a thunderstorm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 65. Chance of precipitation is 60%. MondayA chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 83.

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