The North American Fly Fishing Forum


Go Back   The North American Fly Fishing Forum > Fly Fishing in the United States > Mid-Atlantic Area

Mid-Atlantic Area Pennsylvania, Maryland, New Jersey, Delaware, West Virginia, and Virginia. Post fishing reports, ask for information, discuss this area...

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 05-29-2014, 02:48 PM
New Member
 
Join Date: May 2013
Posts: 1
gravesdvm is on a distinguished road
Default Mossy Creek Va???

Hello all,
First post on the forum, I've been lurking and learning for a while. Thanks for the nice site. I'm a medium experienced fly fisherman in north-west Virginia. Not quite a newbie but still lots to learn! I've been trying to find a good trout river close to me. I'm looking for something a little bigger than brook trout in the mountains (which are certainly very nice indeed). I do a fair amount of smallmouth fishing on the Shenandoah but sometimes you just want to see a nice sized trout.

I took a guided trip on the private section of Mossy Creek near Harrisonburg a few months back and had a great time. I caught several nice brown trout. The private section of the stream was beautiful for sure.

I've gone back to the public section three times so far and feeling less than thrilled. I've caused a few medium size fish and one larger fish to stir and flash at my fly, a few briefly hooked but not landed. I've landed a few smaller fish. My concern, there appears to be a large amount of this creek that is being damaged by cows. If you park near the church and go upstream, there is nearly 1.5 miles of unfenced stream. There is a very nice section at the most upper limits of the upstream section but I can't see a whole lot of fish holding in the areas that are being trampled by the cows.
This stream also appears to get heavy pressure by other anglers.

I'm almost to the point of feeling I should just look for better water elsewhere.
Anyone else have experience with the public stretch of Mossy??
Should I stick it out and look a little harder??

Happy to have any other thoughts or recommendations.
Steve
Reply With Quote
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 05-29-2014, 07:15 PM
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: virginia
Posts: 38
fishinkeebs is on a distinguished road
Default Re: Mossy Creek Va???

welcome to the forum. There is a nice stretch of beaver creek that is open to the public. You jus have to buy a 5 dollar pass from the store on rte. 257 i think. i have fished it many times with decent success and good quality of fish. if wanna know some more streams contact Mossy Creek fly shop in harrisonburg. Also on the other side of the slope is some good streams.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Mossy oak outdoor fishing shirt mens l large Ebay USA Fishing Shirts and Clothing 0 04-12-2014 05:40 AM
Mossy oak outdoor fishing shirt mens l large Ebay USA Fishing Shirts and Clothing 0 10-05-2013 05:50 PM
2006 Polaris Sportsman Fourwheeler ATV Four Wheeler 800 4x4 4wd Mossy Oak Ebay USA 4wd vehicles for sale 0 03-10-2012 09:30 PM
Mossy Oak XL Camouflage Hunting/Fishing Shirt Ebay USA Fishing Shirts and Clothing 0 08-26-2011 05:00 PM
MOSSY OAK Nylon CAMO Hunting FISHING Shirt Sz XL Ebay USA Fishing Shirts and Clothing 0 08-22-2011 06:00 PM













All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:40 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0
2005-2014 The North American Fly Fishing Forum. All rights reserved.