Whacking Fatties Fly Fishing Reports and Forecasts

Virginia Fishing Report

Best Fishing Stream Name Today 7/17 7/18
1 Hidden Valley Lake, VA 5 5 5
2 Bark Camp Lake, VA 5 5 5
3 Lake Keokee, VA 5 5 5
4 Clinch River, VA 5 5 5
5 Straight Branch, VA 5 5 5
6 South Fork Holston River, VA 5 5 5
7 Green Cove Creek, VA 5 5 5
8 Rush Creek, VA 5 5 5
9 Pound River, VA 5 5 5
10 Rowland Creek, VA 5 5 5
11 Cressy Creek, VA 5 5 5
12 Hurricane Creek, VA 5 5 5
13 Round Meadow Creek, VA 5 5 5
14 Burke Lake, VA 5 5 5
15 Matts Creek, VA 5 5 4
16 Browns Creek, VA 5 5 4
17 North Fork Buffalo River, VA 5 5 4
18 Lake Brittle, VA 5 5 4
19 Buffalo River, VA 5 5 4
20 Davis Mill Creek, VA 5 5 3
21 South Fork Piney River, VA 5 5 3
22 South Fork Tye River, VA 5 5 3
23 Enchanted Creek, VA 5 5 3
24 North Fork Tye River, VA 5 5 3
25 Diascund Reservoir, VA 5 5 3
26 Meherrin River Reservoir, VA 5 5 2
27 Lake Robertson, VA 5 4 5
28 Douthat Lake, VA 5 4 5
29 Lake Shenandoah, VA 5 4 5
30 Fluvanna Ruritan Lake, VA 5 4 5
31 Nelson Lake, VA 5 4 5
32 Conner Lake, VA 5 4 5
33 Benson Run, VA 5 4 4
34 Irish Creek, VA 5 4 4
35 Maury River, VA 5 4 4
36 Mare Run, VA 5 4 4
37 Laurel Run, VA 5 4 4
38 Spy Run, VA 5 4 3
39 Big Marys Creek, VA 5 4 3
40 Brunswick County Pond, VA 5 4 3
41 Guys Run, VA 5 4 3
42 Upper Powhatan Lake, VA 5 4 3
43 North Fork Moormans River, VA 5 4 3
44 Smith Creek: Alleghany County, VA 5 3 4
45 Shawvers Run, VA 5 3 4
46 Wilson Creek, VA 5 3 4
47 Hughes River, VA 5 3 4
48 Piney River: Rappahannock, VA 5 3 4
49 North Fork Thornton River, VA 5 3 4
50 Barbours Creek, VA 5 3 3
51 Brokenback Run, VA 5 3 3
52 Devils Ditch, VA 5 3 3
53 Merrimac Lake, VA 5 3 3
54 Hicks Lake, VA 5 3 3
55 Lake Lee, VA 5 3 3
56 Lake Gordon, VA 5 3 3
57 Lake Pelham, VA 5 3 3
58 Lake Orange, VA 5 3 3
59 Lake Albemarle, VA 5 3 3
60 Lake Chesdin, VA 5 3 3
61 Beaver Creek Reservoir, VA 5 3 3
62 Airfield Pond, VA 5 3 3
63 Amelia Lake, VA 5 3 3
64 Powhatan Lakes, VA 5 3 3
65 Western Branch Reservoir, VA 5 3 3
66 James River: Lower, VA 5 3 3
67 Whiteoak Run, VA 5 2 4
68 Rapidan River, VA 5 2 2
69 Cedar Run, VA 5 2 2
70 Thornton River, VA 5 2 2
71 Rural Retreat Lake, VA 4 5 5
72 Gardy Millpond, VA 4 5 5
73 Chandlers Millpond, VA 4 5 5
74 Laurel Bed Lake, VA 4 4 5
75 Hungry Mother Lake, VA 4 4 5
76 Claytor Lake, VA 4 4 5
77 Shooting Creek, VA 4 4 5
78 Thrasher Lake, VA 4 4 5
79 Smith Mountain Lake, VA 4 4 5
80 Burton Lake, VA 4 4 5
81 Leesville Lake, VA 4 4 5
82 Helton Creek, VA 4 4 3
83 Fox Creek, VA 4 4 3
84 Mill Creek, VA 4 4 3
85 Cascades Creek, VA 4 4 3
86 Little Stony Creek: New River, VA 4 4 3
87 Sinking Creek, VA 4 4 3
88 John H. Kerr Reservoir, VA 4 4 3
89 Little Stony Creek: Shenandoah, VA 4 4 3
90 Laurel Fork: Highland County, VA 4 4 3
91 Bournes Branch, VA 4 4 3
92 North Fork Stony Creek, VA 4 4 3
93 Banister Lake, VA 4 3 5
94 Bullpasture River, VA 4 3 4
95 Chestnut Creek, VA 4 3 4
96 Buffalo Creek, VA 4 3 4
97 Middle Creek, VA 4 3 4
98 Pedlar River, VA 4 3 4
99 Conway River, VA 4 3 4
100 Rose River, VA 4 3 4
101 Smith Creek: Shenandoah, VA 4 3 4
102 Piney River: Amherst, VA 4 3 4
103 Passage Creek, VA 4 3 4
104 Whitetop Laurel Creek, VA 4 3 3
105 Snake Creek, VA 4 3 3
106 Howell Creek, VA 4 3 3
107 Burks Fork, VA 4 3 3
108 Crooked Creek, VA 4 3 3
109 Laurel Fork: Carroll County, VA 4 3 3
110 Staunton River, VA 4 3 3
111 Pounding Mill Creek, VA 4 2 4
112 North River, VA 4 2 4
113 Back Creek, VA 4 2 3
114 Saint Marys River, VA 4 2 3
115 Robinson River, VA 4 2 2
116 Hazel River, VA 4 2 2
117 Moormans River, VA 4 2 2
118 Jackson River, VA 3 5 4
119 Rennet Bag Creek, VA 3 4 5
120 Overstreet Creek, VA 3 4 5
121 Rock Castle Creek, VA 3 4 5
122 Dan River, VA 3 4 5
123 Jerrys Run, VA 3 4 4
124 Muddy Run, VA 3 4 4
125 Jordan Run, VA 3 4 4
126 Rivanna River, VA 3 4 4
127 Dismal Creek, VA 3 4 3
128 Nobusiness Creek, VA 3 4 3
129 Roanoke River, VA 3 3 5
130 North Creek, VA 3 3 4
131 Craig Creek, VA 3 3 4
132 Left Prong Wilson Creek, VA 3 3 4
133 Roaring Run, VA 3 3 4
134 Smith River, VA 3 3 4
135 Tumbling Creek, VA 3 3 3
136 Lick Creek, VA 3 3 3
137 Laurel Creek, VA 3 3 3
138 Cabin Creek, VA 3 3 3
139 Big Wilson Creek, VA 3 3 3
140 Roaring Fork, VA 3 3 3
141 Laurel Branch, VA 3 3 3
142 Doyles River, VA 3 3 3
143 Lewis Fork, VA 3 2 3
144 Jennings Creek, VA 2 3 4
145 James River: Upper, VA 2 3 4
146 Shenandoah River, VA 2 3 2
147 Potomac River, VA 2 2 4
148 Dry River, VA 2 1 4
149 West Branch Naked Creek, VA 2 1 4
150 Meadow Run, VA 2 1 4
151 Paine Run, VA 2 1 4
152 Black Run, VA 2 1 3
153 East Branch Naked Creek, VA 2 1 3
154 East Hawksbill Creek, VA 1 2 4
155 Mossy Creek, VA 1 1 4
156 Beaver Creek, VA 1 1 4
157 Big Run, VA 1 1 4
158 Jeremys Run, VA 1 1 3
159 South River, VA 0 1 4
160 Madison Run, VA 0 1 4




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How is the Fatty Factor calculated?

The Fatty Factor is calculated using a fishing success estimation model containing proprietary big data analytics. We consume data from near and real-time sources, satellites, and sensors; compile/compare, against historic datasets, to create the Fatty Factor. Location, season, and analytics improve the rating over time.

How is the Fatty Factor rated?

5 stars is the best while 0 stars is “Not Fatty”.

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Consult the detailed stream information section of the fishing reports and forecasts for the latest weather temperatures, wind speeds, cloud cover, gauge flows, and insect hatch patterns.

What do trout eat?

Check out the hatch recommendations for each stream in the detailed stream area. Investigate the hatch recommendations if you are interested in what do trout eat.

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With the goal of better understanding fly-fishing patterns and predicting location and ferocity of fishable events, Whacking Fatties presents the Fatty Factor: a fly-fishing success estimation model using proprietary big data analytics.

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