Trout Hike – Sherando Lake Trout Fishing (VA – Lower Lake)

As we move into trout season, eventually Sherando Lake will be stocked. In an earlier post, I commented on the upper section. This report focuses on the stream leading into the lower lake. Prior to visiting, I assumed that the stocking occurs only in the lake. The good news is that the stocked trout water signs speckle the trees next to the stream leading up to the lip of the lower lake. More water to fish!

Unfortunately, the stream is narrow and exceedingly shallow. At best, it’s 15 feet wide and 3 or 4 inches deep. There are few pools that would be deep enough to hold fish for any significant period of time. In fact, as I walked and drove up the stream, I could count the number of likely stocking places on the fingers of one hand. My suspicion is that trout are unceremoniously dumped into the skinny water and they skitter around looking for a spot marginally deep enough to hold them until they are either eaten by predators or are caught up by fisherman.

The lake itself is a different story. There’s a decent size parking area at the base of the lake with a fisherman’s trail moving around the left-hand side. Don’t bring your fly gear to the lake because the bank’s deep and the forest hugs the shore. The trail ends at a beach area – to access that section, you must pay a fee. On this day, I did not follow the trail, but it appears to go all the way to the beach area.

Sherando Lake Trout Fishing Bottom Line: If you’re looking for a remote trout stream, this is not a good solution. Granted, immediately after stocking, you may do well here but, given the shallowness of the water, I doubt that this is a good place to go on any given weekend during the season.

Secrets Revealed?  No.  This is a very public location that is documented on the Virginia VDGIF stocking plan and in the
Flyfisher’s Guide to Virginia.

 

Getting There: From I-64, take exit toward S Delphine Ave/Rt 624.  Rt 624 continues onto Lyndhurst Station Road.  Stay on Rt 624.  It eventually becomes Mt Torrey Road.  Follow it to the entrance to the Park on the right.  Follow the signs to the upper lake.

Date Fished: 4/5/2010

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Nice spot – logical stocking location

Easy to fish – no significant obstructions

Small, but rocky stream

Spillway out of lake

Southern edge of lake

Northern edge of lake

 
 

Unless stated otherwise, this article was authored by Steve Moore

Articles on this site are out of date since some go back to 2006. Regulations and property ownership may have changed since publication. It is your responsibility to know and obey all regulations and not trespass on private property.

Disclaimer and Warning:  The contents of this site reflect the opinion of the author and you, the reader, must exercise care in the use and interpretation of this information.  Fishing is a dangerous sport.  You can slip and fall on rocks and sustain severe injury.  You can drown.  You can get hooks caught in your skin, face, eyes or other sensitive places.  All sorts of bad things can happen to you when to go into the woods to visit the places documented here.  Forests, streams and lakes are wild areas and any number of bad things can happen.  You must make your own judgment in terms of acceptable behavior and risk and not rely on anything posted here.  I disclaim all liability and responsibility for any actions you take as a result of reading the articles on this site.  If you do not agree with this, you should not read anything posted on this site.

Disclaimer and Warning:  The contents of this site reflect the opinion of the author and you, the reader, must exercise care in the use and interpretation of this information.  Fishing is a dangerous sport.  You can slip and fall on rocks and sustain severe injury.  You can drown.  You can get hooks caught in your skin, face, eyes or other sensitive places.  All sorts of bad things can happen to you when to go into the woods to visit the places documented here.  Forests, streams and lakes are wild areas and any number of bad things can happen.  You must make your own judgment in terms of acceptable behavior and risk and not rely on anything posted here.  I disclaim all liability and responsibility for any actions you take as a result of reading the articles on this site.  If you do not agree with this, you should not read anything posted on this site.

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