Whacking Fatties Fly Fishing Reports and Forecasts

Virginia Fishing Report

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




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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.

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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.

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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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