Rivanna River, Virginia Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
Reported by L.E. Rhodes
Fly Fishing Map of Rivanna River, VA
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Rivanna River, Virginia Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
My tips of the week
Go with chartreuse- yellow -olive and black poppers for top water action. White -olive and grey steamers for bait fish patterns. Brown - pumpkin-olive/orange and tan for cray fish imitations.
Fishing Conditions

Fly Fishing Rivanna River is currently Excellent

Orvis-Endorsed guides nearby:

Water flow: 680 CFS at the Palmyra Gauge.

Visibility: 48 inches

Water temperature at mid-day: 76 Degrees F

Water condition: Stained

Best time of day to fish: Mid morning and early afternoon

Best stretch: Riverview Park

Best access point: All Public Ramps and acess areas. In the city of Charlottesville go to Darden Towe and Riverside Park.

Fly fishing hatches in order of importance:

Cray fish and bait fish.

Fish species: Smallmouth Bass

Fishing season: Open Year Round (Guiding offered May-October)

Nearest airport: Charlottesville/Albemarle

Rivanna River Description

The Rivanna is formed by the confluence of the North and South Forks of the Rivanna. After they converge the Rivanna runs for about 40 miles and empties into the James at Columbia, Va.
The Rivanna runs southeast through Albemarle and Fluvanna counties. As it skirts the edge of Charlottesville it provides fishing opportunities for anglers. The wading angler can find access at Darden Towe and Riverview ...

Techniques & Tips

Fish the shade covered banks with top water and the ledges and mid stream structure with bait fish patterns and cray fish patterns.

7-Day Forecast

Finally fish able!! River is in good shape and giving up good size fish.

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