Monthly Archives: January 2012

North Fork Moormans’ River Stream Report

North Fork Moormans’ River 1600-1730 Air temp – 52 Water temp – 42 Slight breeze Partly cloudy Water clear Size 22 midge hatches I titled this post a stream report rather than a fishing report. The primary goal of this … Continue reading

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South River 1/20/12

South River 1445-1645 Air – 39 deg F Water – 42 deg F Cloudy and windy Water clarity – slightly turbid Hatch activity – none. I thought today would be a banner blue winged olive day. It probably was; I … Continue reading

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North Fork Moormans’ River and Lower Moormans’ River 1/19/12

North Fork of the Moormans’ River and Lower Moormans’ River 1500-1800 Air temp – 47 deg F Water – 38 deg F Slight breeze, cloudy skies Water clarity – clear Hatch – no activity Today my fishing trip was more … Continue reading

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Rivanna River 1/16/12. A Trip Down Memory Lane

Rivanna River 0900-1100 Air temp -35.7 Water temp -37.3 Clarity- chocolate milk Hatch activity -none I’m starting nights again in the ICU this week. I wanted to go fishing today, but given my success with wind last week I decided … Continue reading

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Mossy Creek 1/13/12

Mossy Creek, VA Kyles Mill Rd, Mt. Solon VA 1400-1630 Air Temp – 52 Water Temp – 64 Bright sunny skies, 10-30mph windsA (yikes) Water Clarity – murky Hatch Activity – none. I have been in the ICU literally everyday … Continue reading

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Hunting with a Marine Captain

Clarke County Virginia 12/15/2011. Ben Stafford is a man to be respected. I met Ben in medical school at Jefferson. The first block of most medical curricula is anatomy. Medical school begins with much fanfare and ego-stroking. The first few … Continue reading

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Dam Removal: (Almost) Always a Good thing!

The last few years have seen two important dams removed to the benefit historical anadromous species, the American Shad (Alosa sapidissima). The removal of theEmbrey Dam on the Rappahannock River in Fredericksburg, opened up 71 miles of the Rapphannock River … Continue reading

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Public Access in Jeopardy on Some Virginia Waters

Public Access in Jeopardy on Some Virginia Waters. Please take minute, read through beau’s comments and then call the AG. This is bull

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Tanning Leather from Raw Cowhide

Here at the sporting physicians’ main call room we are interested in reviving old methods of cradle to grave subsistence. I don’t know anyone who tans leather on a small scale, but it seemed like a useful skill. There are … Continue reading

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2012 Off to a “Cold” Start: Lower Moorman’s River 1/2/12

I spent the afternoon as a steelhead fisherman would; waist deep in freezing cold water not catching many fish. Lower Moormans’ River 1/2/12 Air temp 40-42 degrees F Water temp 44 degrees F 1330-1615 Cloudy with intermittent snow flurries Flows … Continue reading

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