Time: 1:00-4:00 p.m.
Weather: 55 degrees and mostly to partly sunny
Water: 44 degrees, clear and low (16CFS at Stokesville guage)
My plan had been to fish from the second bridge to the third bridge. I only got about ¾ of the way there. I parked just past the third bridge, walked down to the second bridge and worked my way upstream. There was a lot of water to explore, the fishing was very good for February, so I took my time enjoying the afternoon.
You can get the direction to the North River here. From the intersection of Rte 715 and FS 95 it is about 2.5 miles to the second bridge.
There is a good place to park on the left after you cross the bridge.
Here are some images from the section I fished.
This is where I stopped. There is a trail to the left and a short walk to the road. You can see the rip rap in the background, the road is at the top of that rip rap. The third bridge is a short (10 min or less) walk.
VDGIF stocks this water from the first bridge to the fourth bridge. You will need a valid trout license from October 1 to June 15 in addition to the other fishing license if you are fishing in these designated stocked trout waters. License information: https://gooutdoorsvirginia.com
For details on this and other watersheds check out VDGIF’s Where to Go Trout Fishing (Interactive Map).