WSC member and long-time Fly fisherman Allen Simpson provided the following update on the South River Delayed Harvest (DH) area trout fishing:
I returned to the DH section this morning. Water flow has dropped to 250 CFS, down from 600 CFS a few days ago. While wading was ok, the water was still colored, with visibility reduced to 12-18 inches.
There were no significant hatches, so the action was sub-surface. There was a strong preference for “big and meaty.”
Due to our wet spring, there is a bumper crop of gnats, black flies, and mosquitos. Bug repellent kept them from biting, but I had a cloud of bugs buzzing around my head at all times. If you go, DON’T FORGET YOUR BUG REPELLENT!
I also have a website, simpsonflyfishing.com, on which there are other reports, informative blogs, etc.
-- via Bruce Henderson