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
Load heavy for winter season musky!
Fishing Conditions

Fly Fishing South Fork of Shenandoah River is currently Fish somewhere else this week

Orvis-Endorsed guides nearby:

Water flow: High and clearing.

Visibility: 5 inches

Water temperature at mid-day: 46 Degrees F

Water condition: Muddy

Best time of day to fish: Afternoon to Evening Hours

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:

Watch out for the leaf hatch.

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

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

Water levels are finally good for winter bass and musky fishing!

7-Day Forecast

Detailed Forecast TodayRain likely, mainly before 1pm. Patchy fog before 1pm. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a high near 62. Calm wind becoming south around 6 mph in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible. TonightA slight chance of showers after 10pm. Patchy fog between 10pm and 4am. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a low around 50. South wind 6 to 11 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%. FridayMostly cloudy, then gradually becoming sunny, with a temperature falling to around 42 by 5pm. West wind 11 to 18 mph, with gusts as high as 28 mph. Friday NightMostly clear, with a low around 22. Northwest wind 9 to 14 mph, with gusts as high as 21 mph. SaturdayMostly sunny, with a high near 39. Northwest wind 6 to 8 mph. Saturday NightMostly clear, with a low around 20. SundayMostly sunny, with a high near 42. Sunday NightA chance of snow. Cloudy, with a low around 31. Chance of precipitation is 50%. MondayA chance of rain and snow. Cloudy, with a high near 42. Chance of precipitation is 40%. Monday NightSnow likely. Cloudy, with a low around 30. Chance of precipitation is 60%. TuesdayRain and snow likely. Cloudy, with a high near 43. Chance of precipitation is 70%. Tuesday NightA chance of rain. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 33. Chance of precipitation is 50%. WednesdayPartly sunny, with a high near 47.

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