Upper James River, Virginia Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
Reported by L.E. Rhodes
Fly Fishing Map of Upper James River, VA
Bookmark and Share
Upper James River, Virginia Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
My tips of the week
Closed open 4/1/19 - 9/30/19
Fishing Conditions

Fly Fishing Upper James River is currently Fish somewhere else this week

Orvis-Endorsed guides nearby:

Water flow: 15400CFS Scottsville

Visibility: 3 inches

Water temperature at mid-day: 77 Degrees F

Water condition: Muddy

Best time of day to fish: Mid morning into the afternoon

Best stretch: Any of the public ramps or access areas

Best access point: All public access points. Check on the VDGIF web site for access areas.

Fly fishing hatches in order of importance:

Closed open 4/1/19 - 9/30/19

Fish species: Smallmouth Bass -Musky-Carp-Gar-Largemouth Bass-Spotted Bass

Fishing season: Season May-October)

Nearest airport: Charlottesville/Albemarle

Upper James River Description

Ranked as one of the top Smallmouth Rivers on the east coast, the middle/upper James also gives the angler a chance at spotted and largemouth bass. The area above Lynchburg will see the opportunity for Musky.
The James is broken up by its numerous rock gardens, grass beds and riffles. Then where the river drops you will encounter up to class 3 rapids.
The James is a year round fishery with the best ...

Techniques & Tips

Closed open 4/1/19 - 9/30/19

7-Day Forecast

Closed open 4/1/19 - 9/30/19 Thanks for your business.

Save Email


Add Your Fishing Report