South Fork of Shenandoah River, Virginia Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
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South Fork of Shenandoah River, Virginia Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
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Hurricane Florence is here and has all local rivers at or above flood stage!
Fishing Conditions

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

Orvis-Endorsed guides nearby:

Water flow: high and dirty

Visibility: 5 inches

Water temperature at mid-day: 70 Degrees F

Water condition: Moderately Turbid

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

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

Hurricane Florence is here and has all local rivers at or above flood stage!

7-Day Forecast

Anticipate High dirty water reaching to the last week of September at this point. Detailed Forecast This AfternoonA chance of showers, with thunderstorms also possible after 3pm. Cloudy, with a high near 76. South wind 11 to 14 mph, with gusts as high as 21 mph. Chance of precipitation is 50%. TonightShowers and thunderstorms likely. Patchy fog after 3am. Otherwise, cloudy, with a low around 67. South wind 6 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible. TuesdayShowers and thunderstorms likely before noon, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm between noon and 3pm, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 3pm. Patchy fog before noon. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a high near 78. Southwest wind 6 to 8 mph becoming west in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms. Tuesday NightA slight chance of showers before 9pm. Partly cloudy, with a low around 62. Northwest wind 5 to 8 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%. WednesdaySunny, with a high near 81. Northwest wind 3 to 7 mph. Wednesday NightMostly clear, with a low around 61. ThursdayMostly sunny, with a high near 80. Thursday NightPartly cloudy, with a low around 64. FridayMostly sunny, with a high near 84. Friday NightPartly cloudy, with a low around 65. SaturdayA chance of showers. Mostly sunny, with a high near 80. Chance of precipitation is 30%. Saturday NightA chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 62. Chance of precipitation is 40%. SundayA chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 74. Chance of precipitation is 50%.

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