Shenandoah River, North Fork

Front Royal, Virginia 22630

Shenandoah River, North Fork

Shenandoah River, North Fork Professional Review and Guide

"Less popular than the South Fork, Shenandoah’s North Fork is traditionally home to plenty of nice fish. It starts in Rockingham County and snakes its way through the Shenandoah Valley until it meets up with its better-known sister, the South Fork of the Shenandoah, in Front Royal. In between lies over 100 miles of good smallmouth bass water—as well as plenty of solitude, since you’ll generally find less fishing pressure on this river.

Types of Fish: By and large, Shenandoah anglers are chasing smallies. The North Fork of the Shenandoah, however, also has a good population of sunfish, carp, and rock bass. This fly-fishing chapter describes the "where, when, and how" for fishing in this area. It includes a full-page map and information on the known hatches, suggested equipment to use, the best flies to use, season, limits, nearby accommodations, and camping."

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Trail Information

Front Royal
Nearby City
Several options
Trail Type
Best March through October
Season & Limits
George Washington National Forest
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Jul 2018