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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The water is at average flow and the fish are being caught in the mid river ledges and along deep banks with current and structure.
Fishing Conditions

Fly Fishing South Fork of Shenandoah River is currently

Orvis-Endorsed guides nearby:

Water flow: Average

Visibility: 60 inches

Water temperature at mid-day: 78 Degrees F

Water condition: Clear

Best time of day to fish: All 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 bugs

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

Topwater action has been incredible the past few days.

7-Day Forecast

Detailed Forecast This AfternoonIsolated showers and thunderstorms after 2pm. Mostly sunny, with a high near 89. South wind 7 to 9 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%. TonightPartly cloudy, with a low around 69. South wind 5 to 7 mph. TuesdayA chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 8am. Some of the storms could produce gusty winds. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 89. Southwest wind 6 to 11 mph. Chance of precipitation is 50%. Tuesday NightScattered showers and thunderstorms. Some of the storms could produce gusty winds. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 70. West wind 3 to 7 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40%. WednesdayA chance of showers, with thunderstorms also possible after noon. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 86. Calm wind becoming northwest around 6 mph in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 40%. Wednesday NightA chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 66. Chance of precipitation is 40%. ThursdayA chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 85. Chance of precipitation is 30%. Thursday NightPartly cloudy, with a low around 64. FridayMostly sunny, with a high near 86. Friday NightPartly cloudy, with a low around 64. SaturdayMostly sunny, with a high near 87. Saturday NightPartly cloudy, with a low around 66. SundayA chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 87. Chance of precipitation is 40%.


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