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al simpson

I went to Mossy last evening, and fished from 7 pm until dark. I was fishing the section that VDGIF restructured. If you haven’t been, they breached the old dam, narrowed the stream, stabilized the banks with rocks and hemp mats, and created deep runs every 100 feet or so, with large rocks at the head. The water looked great, like a real trout stream, although all the mature streamside trees were removed, probably to allow them to get heavy equipment to the stream.

Unfortunately, I didn’t see any sulfurs, only a few tan caddis in the streamside brush. Does anyone know whether the sulfurs have shown up on other sections of the stream? Perhaps it’s still early, but I wonder whether the work done on this section of the stream has disturbed the aquatic bugs, and will need a few years to recover.