Upper James River

Tip of the week 
Techniques 

Fish the deeper holes that have chunk rock and boulder bottoms. Look for the fish to move up on the ledges mid day. A heavy weighted pattern along with a sink tip or full sinking line really helps to get into the strike zone. Fish slow and set the hook on any bump you feel. Hook sets are free!!Heavy weighted clawdads and big profile streamers are my go too's at this time.
Musky fishing from Lynchburg up stream to Iron Gate is picking up. Go with 350 to 425 sink tip lines and 9 to 14 inch streamers.

Seven-day forecast 

Snow/mud covered ramps and floating ice.

Conditions 
Must Have Flies 
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