Mossy Creek Fly Fishing Forecast 5/15/2023
Brian brings us the forecast this week. There is plenty of good news as just about everything is fishing well. The mountain streams are fishing very well right now. Bugs are hatching and the dry fly fishing phenomenal. It's about as good as it gets right now. Most dry fly patterns in a size 12-16 will work. Fish will eat adams, blue wings, elk hairs, stimulators, sulphurs, sallys, and most attractor patterns. Drakes will be coming off in about 2 weeks if they are on time. For nymphing just about any size 12-16 nymph should work. Copper Johns, Pheasant tails, Hare's ear, sallys, caddis nymphs, and smaller stonefly nymphs. Cycle through some different colors until you start getting strikes! We may get a shot of rain Tuesday into Wednesday morning to help boost flows a bit for later in the week and over the weekend. Spring creek action has been great in the mornings, evenings, and on the overcast days. Blue bird days with clear water and no insect activity can prove challenging. Jig nymphs and streamers fished deep will work best. Overcast, rainy, and stained water days you should be ripping streamers to trigger the big boys into eating. Over the weekend on the smallmouth rivers we found nesting fish everywhere. Dozens of nests are packed into the backwater spots and eddies. Smallmouth, largemouth, and our redbreast sunfish are currently spawning. If the river doesn't rise over the next few weeks we anticipate a great spawn, especially on the Shenandoah. Musky are becoming more aggressive. Andy put one in the net on a topwater fly Monday morning. We anticipate the musky action to be excellent while the water temps are in the upper 60's. Carp are active as well and can be found grazing along the flats and shallow shoals. Grass carp are now sipping cottonwood seed as it is dropping. So you have endless options of good fishing right now all over the Valley.
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- Colby Trow