• Welcome to Pretentious Snobby Bastard Fly Fishing!. Please login or sign up.

+-

+-User

Welcome, Guest.
Please login or register.
 
 
 
Forgot your password?

+-Stats

Members
Total Members: 2321
Latest: Slingflys
New This Month: 0
New This Week: 0
New Today: 0
Stats
Total Posts: 147823
Total Topics: 14300
Most Online Today: 671
Most Online Ever: 8245
(January 14, 2020, 00:59:16 AM)
Users Online
Members: 27
Guests: 614
Total: 641

Smith River 8-11-09

Started by troutrus, August 11, 2009, 15:54:12 PM

Previous topic - Next topic

0 Members and 2 Guests are viewing this topic.

troutrus

August 11, 2009, 15:54:12 PM Last Edit: August 11, 2009, 15:57:18 PM by Woolly Bugger


I know a number of you guys have fished the Smith River up in Virginia. Thought I'd post some pics of what is found downstream. I fished it this afternoon for a short time before getting rained out. The area I fished is approximately 42 river miles downstream of Philpott Dam. Very nice flow and good water color.


Nice looking river considering it's location in town. Not so much trash since most of the homeless folks were chased from the area.



There are some very nice sized sunnies in the river, but most that I caught today were small.



Caught some of these too. Nice catfish bait, but I released them today.



Caught a couple of these too.



Usually get some Largemouth, but none today.



Al

Good looking water.

Are you wade fishing or using a small boat? 

Do you have to watch for the generation surge that far downstream?

troutrus

Wade fishing in this particular area of the river.
With the current generation times and duration at Philpott and Martinsville dams, the surge has been hitting in the wee hours of the morning. Under that scenario, afternoon/evening fishing is during falling water conditions.
Note the camelback hump on the attached charts for most weekdays. I understand that the first surge is from generation at Martinsville Dam followed by water from Philpott. I'm told that Martinsville surge reaches Eden in ~10hrs. Philpott surge varies depending on the pool level behind Martinsville Dam.
P.S. the big bump today was the result of rain yesterday/today.
http://waterdata.usgs.gov/nc/nwis/uv/?site_no=02074000&agency_cd=USGS

jwhop3

Okay, where exactly is 42 miles downstream from Philpott Dam. I live in Rocky Mount, VA and fish Philpott Res. and Fairy Stone Lake a lot, and would like to find smallies in the Smith, as it is a lot closer than the James. Are you finding bass around Eden? All I ever hear about in Smith is Brown Trout, which is okay, but nothing like a Bronzeback!!!
"If people concentrated on the really important things in life, there'd be a shortage of fishing poles."


~by Doug Larsen~

dossphoto

There are no smallmouth in the Smith river.......Really!!! :-X

jwhop3

Quote from: dossphoto on September 18, 2009, 20:35:14 PM
There are no smallmouth in the Smith river.......Really!!! :-X


Henry, VA? Is that a local photo DOS? That's exactly what I'm looking for. I would like to put in around the bridge at Koehler and kayak upstream and float back. Or put in at Fieldale Park and do the same. That looks to be the area you're in there.

Jwhop
"If people concentrated on the really important things in life, there'd be a shortage of fishing poles."


~by Doug Larsen~

+-Recent Topics

Unlimited - isolation thread by Dougfish
April 06, 2020, 20:39:09 PM

Whitey by RiverbumCO
April 06, 2020, 20:00:06 PM

Smith-Continued by Phil
April 06, 2020, 16:35:26 PM

How many of you are essential? by driver
April 06, 2020, 08:18:24 AM

Loose ends... by driver
April 06, 2020, 08:13:01 AM

Beetle's Book and Word Thread by Dee-Vo
April 06, 2020, 07:53:13 AM

Corona Virus by greg
April 03, 2020, 21:02:26 PM

Carp unlimited by Dougfish
April 02, 2020, 20:40:06 PM

Video of the day... by Woolly Bugger
April 02, 2020, 09:55:14 AM

You don't know until you go by rbphoto
April 02, 2020, 05:48:12 AM

Powered by EzPortal