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    al simpson
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    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!!

    #3300 Reply
    al simpson
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    good water flow, 100 cfs, ambient temp 55, sunny, water temp finally rising into the 50’s, but no hatches. a few tan caddis could be found in the streamside brush.

    so, the fallfish were active, the trout not so much.

    #3365 Reply
    al simpson
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    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.

    nice day, but we need rain!

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