VA Stream Reports
Last updated September 12th, 2017
THE SMITH RIVER (VA.)
**The lower Smith was stocked on May 30th, 2017 and should receive a fresh stocking the first week of October**
Water levels on the Smith are a little on the high side for wading but should be fishable by this weekend. You need mid 200 cfs or lower to wade safely so make sure to check the water levels before you head that way. We have the water level gauge on our website under the links page: www.thegreendrake.com – links.
Smaller flies work best on the upper and middle sections. Zebra midges in black and olive (18-20), pheasant tails (18-20), olive copper johns (18) and sulphur nymphs (16-18). On top a parachute adams or elk hair caddis can be deadly.
NORTH FORK OF THE NEW RIVER (VA)
The New has been fishing well the last couple of weeks. The early morning and late afternoon bite has been great, especially on topwater poppers. Look for the shady banks and riffle in order to find fish. Make sure to have plenty of baitfish patterns like clousers, deceivers, conehead wooly buggers, murdich minnow and sculpzillas. Also, bright colored poppers and sliders need to be available in your box as well.