Returned to the South River today. It was in the 70’s, but the water is still cold.
I fished from 10:30 to 12:30, after the sun had been out a few hours. There was a pretty good tan caddis hatch, but I only saw 2 fish rise, and only one time for each.
The fishing remained subsurface, and I caught half a dozen, two over 12″. In addition to the rainbows, there were the usual fallfish, adding to the fun.
Can’t wait for the water to start warming!!
I fished the special reg water this morning. ’twas a nice, warm and sunny day, and the water has warmed. Unfortunately, Virginia is having an early spring drought, and the rivers are running at only 40% of their usual flows.
a light midge hatch was present from 9-10:30, and a few small fish were rising. I saw one big fish rise, but couldn’t get to him for a cast, and he only came up once.