Daily Archives: October 6, 2011

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Shenandoah National Park Fall Foliage

Autumn Leaves 2010

If you’re thinking about combining a hike, taking in some fall foliage and of course maybe dapping a dry fly on a stream in Shenandoah National Park, be sure to check out the National Park Service’s fall colors report (updated weekly) and their leaf color cam (updated throughout the day). The image you see on the cam looks like a panorama from Skyline Drive. The image on the right is mine, from the Appalachian Trail almost a year ago.

It’s On – Virginia Trout Stocking Schedule Oct 5 2011

Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries

Time for the fall trout stocking program in Virginia to begin again. And it already has.

Note the South River, near Waynesboro, Virginia. I spoke to one of the owners of the relatively new South River Fly Shop at the Rapidan Trout Unlimited chapter‘s fly fishing show this past February (see also the fly shop’s fishing conditions report). He had a lot to say about the South River’s comeback and I had meant to get down there this year to fish but have not. Yet. According to the fly shop’s fishing conditions report, the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries “stocked the 4.5 mile Special Regulations Area in Lyndhurst yesterday (September 26th). 10,000 brown trout were stocked, with sizes mostly from 6-8″, but some fish approaching 12″ were included.” This may be one of the items below from the VDGIF’s fish stocking report, but for a different date, interestingly.


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Augusta Co.
South River (Ridgeview Park) (10/05)
South River (Delayed Harvest) (10/05)
Bath Co.
Jackson River (Rte. 623) (10/01)
Jackson River (Hidden Valley) (10/03)
Craig Co.
Potts Creek (10/01)
Floyd Co.
Burkes Fork (10/05)
Giles Co.
Wolf Creek (10/04)
Henry Co.
Smith River (Lower) (10/03)
Madison Co.
Robinson River (10/05)
Nelson Co.
Tye River (10/03)
Roanoke Co.
Roanoke River (Salem) (10/05)
Rockingham Co.
South River (Grottoes) (10/05)
Russell Co.
Big Cedar Creek (10/04)
Scott Co.
Bark Camp Lake (10/04)