River Conditions

North Branch of the Potomac

October 17, 2017. Flows are on the low side, but fishing is good. Clawdads, Crittermites and 6th Men will take some nicer fish subsurface. Fish a double rig with the patterns listed above through pocket water and runs and you will plug some nice fish. If you prefer to Nymph, common bead heads will due the trick. You can't go wrogn with Pheasant tails, hares Ears, Mercers Caddis and Copper Johns. If you have rising fish, work a Parachute Adams. Chances are you'll hook up. We have Fall dates available for float trips. Contact us to book.

Potomac River

October 17, 2017. Water temperatures are dropping. With water flows still low and clear, fish are still taking topwater from Mid morning to late afternoon. Fish in the 3-6 pound range are still being caught on a daily basis. Chuck Kraft Excalibur Bugs and Boga Bugs in Green or Black/Blue are working extremely well. Topwater Kreelex will get blow up takes and v line takes which makes this time of year our favorite for topwater. Productive Subsurface flies are CK Baitfish in #1-#4/0 White or Flourescent Yellow.

All of these patterns can be found on our website.

Shenandoah River

October 17, 2017. We have had a fantastic season on the Shenandoah River this year. Hats off to Jeff Kelbley for all his work as Shenandoah Rover keeper. With water temperatures dropping, the topwater bite has been slimmed down to the middle hours of the day. Water levels are still low. The topwater kreelex had been plugging some nice fish in the 3-4 pound range. Targeting big fish? CK Baitfish and Kreelex from #1-#4/0 will get the job done. If you want to go for #'s? fish a smaller #4-#2 Rainbow colored Kreelex. All of these patterns can be found on our website. To book a float, just contact us directly.

Upper Potomac River

October 17, 2017. Water temperatures are dropping. With water flows still low and clear, Smallmouth are still taking topwater from Mid morning to late afternoon. Fish in the 3-6 pound range are still being caught on a daily basis. Chuck Kraft Excalibur Bugs and Boga Bugs in Green or Black/Blue are working extremely well. Topwater Kreelex will get blow up takes and v line takes which makes this time of year our favorite for topwater. Productive Subsurface flies are CK Baitfish in #1-#4/0 White or Flourescent Yellow.

All of these patterns can be found on our website.

Mossy Creek

No report at this time.

Savage River

No report at this time.