Mossy Creek Fly Fishing Forecast 4/26/2022

Mossy Creek Fly Fishing Forecast 4/26/2022

Brian brings us the fishing forecast this week. The cold fronts continue to roll through every 7-10 days. We enjoyed calm weather and temps in the 80's over the weekend and we will see a bit of a reset to lows in the low 30's and highs in the 50's this week. The cold front Wednesday will drop water temps in our warm water rivers and further delay the smallmouth spawn. This is not unusual as we see nesting fish throughout May and sometimes even into June. Since we have witnessed some spawning activity make sure to avoid the shoals and dominant eddies where fish make nests. You can fish the faster water, current edges, and riffles for the juvenile fish and the fish that have either spawned or haven't moved in to spawn yet. The musky are still in spawn mode right now and we generally keep off them until the middle part of May. Trout fishing reports were excellent over the weekend. Brook trout are jumping on attractor dry flies as we enjoy excellent water temps and volume. Keep an eye out for cold weather mid week if you are heading out or camping. Temps in the Valley will hit freezing on Wednesday and Thursday nights. This could mean temps in the 20's on the mountain tops. Cooler weather behind this cold front could slow down the dry fly action. Stock up on plenty of nymphs and streamers for fishing later this week. If you have not visited the shop in a while we are loaded on gear right now like never before. If you need waders, boots, packs, bags, apparel, flies, or accessories you won't find a larger selection in Virginia. 

Hot New Trout Flies:

Creek Leech

Pink Bead Jig Pheasant Tail

Shagadelic Mop

Cherry Limeade

401K Baetis

Warrior Perdigon

Twisted Worm

Bandito Craw

Retriever Jig



Best Smallmouth Bass Flies:



Ck Baitfish

Reaper Jig

Murdich Wiggler

Murdich Minnow


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