I took the rare opportunity to hit the water to take advantage of the phenominal weather we're having in Virginia. Temps have been dipping into the upper 50's at night with highs in the 70's. My new fly fishing buddy, Andrew Campbell, and I hit the waters of the mighty James River at Pony Pasture to get in a little late afternoon Smallmouth action.
The water is only around 4ft at the Westham gauge, so the levels and temperatures are perfect right now for wading. I took along the 9ft 6wt rod I recently built and had a great time using unweighted streamers and crayfish patterns. We were hoping to get a few stripers in the mix as well, but it didn't happen today. Andrew has been hooking up with quite a few stripers this past week. We did manage to land a few Smallies, most of which were 10" or less range, but a lot of fun and a little bend in the rod in the current. Fun times!