Whacking Fatties Fly Fishing Reports and Forecasts

Virginia Fishing Report

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




What is Whacking Fatties? Fly fishing reports and forecasts for ~10,000 streams and lakes and rivers across North America and the United Kingdom.

What is the goal?

To better understand fly-fishing patterns, conditions to predict ferocity of fishable events and locations.

How do we do it?

Fly Fishing Reports and Forecasts. Throughout every day, we create 7 day fishing forecasts for ~10,000 streams and lakes.

What is the Fatty Factor?

A 5 star rating calculated per hour over every day per stream. We create a detailed forecast for each stream whereby every hour gets a 5 star Fatty Factor rating.

How is the Fatty Factor calculated?

The Fatty Factor is calculated using a fly-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 starts is the best while 0 starts is “Not Fatty”.

How to use Whacking Fatties Fishing Reports and Forecasts?

Consult the detailed stream information section of the fly-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.

What kind of fish can I catch?

You tell us? Rainbow trout, brook trout, lake trout, bass, carp, etc. Currently, fresh water species. Salt water fly fishing? Fly fishing for carp is awesome. Tell us what you are after? Steelhead, grayling, tarpon, bass, bonefish, taimen, permit, salmon fishing?

How do I use the fishing maps?

We have a vast amount of geographic data for each stream. Click on the points to get more information. Green points represent fishing access such as put-ins and take-outs. Purple points represent bridges or stream crossings whereby often Google StreetView is available. Red points represent USGS Stream Gauges. Where available, we have graphs for Predictive Hydrograph 7 days, Water Temperature, Observed Height (ft.) 7 days, Observed Discharge (cfs) 7 days, and Duration Hydrograph. The Duration Hydrograph is a graphical presentation of recent daily streamflow, plotted over the long-term statistics of streamflow for each day of the year.

Can I determine land ownership from the stream map?

Yes. Landownership data is included in the map. In the map legend, the type of ownership is shown while you hover or tap on the map. You will see public or private land. For public, it will tell you the agency such as Forest Service or State Park.

Does Whacking Fatties have private landowner information such as parcel boundaries?

Currently, we have landowner information for Montana only. If you drill down into the map, you will see parcel boundaries. Simply click on the parcel to see who owns the land and other related information.

How do I determine distance from one access to another?

In the map, the measure tool can be used to trace along a stream to measure between fishing access points.

Can I determine stream elevation?

In the fishing map, you can turn on the elevation profile for a stream. You are able to visually see how much elevation is dropped along a stream.

What other mapping data is available and useful to anglers?

We provide three different background maps: dark, light, and satellite. The light is useful for planning routes to fishing access points. The satellite is very useful for all sorts of detailed planning.

What gauges are included in the Stream Flow graph?

For each stream, we have included all gauges for the stream overlaid into one graph. This is great for analyzing flow data of the stream as a whole to help predict best fishing areas.

What is the Fatty Store?

Check out the Fatty Store for great deals on the best fly fishing gear available in the market. We make available only the highest quality fly fishing gear at deep discounted prices such as fly fishing rods, fly boxes, waders or wading boots, fly fishing reels, flies, and tackle. From time to time, we have promotions on fly fishing vacations, film tours, and fly fishing videos. Look for deals on fly fishing schools.

What about fly fishing forums?

We have a great fly fishing forum where anglers can post their own reports and pictures. At each detailed stream page, you can upload fish pictures and your own fishing reports. We encourage you to rate the stream. We are working on the capability to upload your own fishing videos.

Where do I find a professional recommended fishing guide, lodge, or fishing charter?

Whacking Fatties Pro Contributors are professionally vetted and approved. Pro Contributors provide the highest quality guided fishing experiences. Look for recommended fishing charters, lodges, fly fishing and tackle shops posted on detailed stream report pages. Fishing near me? Investigate Pro Contributors listed on specific detailed streams near you.

What is Fatty Information?

What is the best fly line? How to tie a fly? Fly lines explained? Fly fishing beginner? Fatty Information is a new section whereby we present practical fly fisherman knowledge such as fly fishing knots, fly patterns, tapered leader formulas, tippet rings, strike indicators, drift boats, nymph fishing, euro nymphing, knots for fly fishing, best fishing sunglasses, etc. Information on our favorite flies such as mop files, clouser, nymph fly, wet flies, muddler minnow, isonychia fly, mole fly, cdc and elk fly, trico fly, caddis fly, and flies for largemouth bass. As well as recommendations for best small stream fly rods. The tug is the drug!

What are Fatty Alerts?

Never miss a great day of fishing! Fatty Alerts are automated email notifications whereby you are sent an email ONLY when your favorite streams have a great forecast. First, you sign up for a Whacking Fatties account; then, choose your favorite streams to get alerts. Fatty Alerts include our long range forecast. Never miss great fishing weather or fishing forecast with Fatty Alerts. They are free!

What are we working on next?

We will be expanding to fresh water lakes for bass, carp, and other great fishing. We will be able to assist with planning the best dates and times for your next fly fishing for stripers adventure. Forecasting for salt-water locations are on the radar. Please contact us with your feedback. Tight lines!

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.

Whacking Fatties promotes responsible fishing via catch and release practice and water resources conservation.

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