Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Pre Tax Season Shenandoah National Park

Decided to make the most of the nice weather this past weekend to fish in the Shenandoah National Park.  Needed a little bit of SNP before new job tax season duties keep me indoors for the rest of winter/early spring.  SNP is a place where I have always said I do not fish enough, but have already hit it twice in the past couple months.  The water levels were perfection and the trout were very active from the get go.  A few big girls made their appearance with one going for close to the foot mark and several in the 9 to 11 inch range as well.  Couldn't ask for a better day.

About the average size fish for the day.

Big girl of the trip.  Will be a tough brookie to top this year.

Stream side lunch.

With a side of coffee and watching my friend work a pool.

Some big mayfly nymphs were under every rock, explains the nice average size trout.

Homeward bound.


  1. Awesome post as always, keep it up!

    1. Hey Bill Thomas contact me at uppahdam@aol.com

      You won a lot of flies.

  2. Those streams are just incredible.

  3. What beautiful streams! Nice fish pictures too!