Recent Conditions Updates 06/04/12:
Within a 30-minute drive of The Speckled Trout B&B, you have a number of great streams, including Mossy Creek, St. Mary’s River (wilderness area), South River, and numerous brook trout streams within Shenandoah National Park (we are just 3 minutes to the Park entrance). Check out the Shenandoah Valley Chapter of Trout Unlimited website for a listing and directions to some of our great area streams. In the mountains surrounding the Shenandoah Valley you will find many miles of wild trout water to keep you busy for some time!
I have been fly-fishing for native brookies for the last 3 months. The Park (SNP) streams on the valley side have been receiving minimal pressure during the weekends and I have been fishing alone without another fly fishermen in sight during the week! Fish continue to be caught on every dry fly pattern tied on, i.e., Mr. Rapidan, Parachute Adams, etc. The Mini Hot Garcia has been my most productive fly this season, in both red and green.
I was on Laurel Fork last week with fellow TU member, Jim Josephson. We caught large numbers of big brookies there!
South River Fly Shop (dated 05/31/12) –
Fishing is great in the Valley right now. Tricos are on the South, Yellow Sallies in the mountains, and plenty of terrestrials thanks to a mild winter and wet spring. Now is the time to go fish! Stop in or call us for the latest reports and special deals on gear that you won’t find anywhere else.