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
Water levels and clarity should be great early in the week. Keep an eye out for storms later in the week and watch the gauges.
Fishing Conditions

Fly Fishing South Fork of Shenandoah River is currently Excellent

Orvis-Endorsed guides nearby:

Water flow: Average

Visibility: 60 inches

Water temperature at mid-day: 74 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

This week is looking great. Water is low, clear, and should be warming up very fast!

7-Day Forecast

Detailed Forecast TodayShowers and thunderstorms likely, mainly between 1pm and 5pm. Some of the storms could produce gusty winds and heavy rain. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 86. Light south wind increasing to 5 to 9 mph in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible. TonightShowers and thunderstorms likely before 2am, then isolated showers. Some of the storms could produce gusty winds and heavy rain. Patchy fog after 2am. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a low around 66. South wind around 7 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms. TuesdayPatchy fog before 8am. Otherwise, mostly sunny, with a high near 85. West wind 5 to 9 mph. Tuesday NightMostly clear, with a low around 61. Northwest wind 5 to 8 mph becoming calm after midnight. WednesdayMostly sunny, with a high near 87. Calm wind becoming west around 5 mph in the afternoon. Wednesday NightPartly cloudy, with a low around 65. ThursdayMostly sunny, with a high near 89. Thursday NightPartly cloudy, with a low around 65. FridayA chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 89. Chance of precipitation is 30%. Friday NightPartly cloudy, with a low around 66. SaturdayA chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 90. Chance of precipitation is 40%. Saturday NightMostly cloudy, with a low around 66. SundayA chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 85. Chance of precipitation is 30%.


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