Jackson River - Above Lake Moomaw, Virginia Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
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Jackson River - Above Lake Moomaw, Virginia Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
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Water levels are good right now for early spring fishing. Please be aware of COVID-19 restrictions
Fishing Conditions

Fly Fishing Jackson River is currently Good

Orvis-Endorsed guides nearby:
The Homestead

Water flow: 122

Visibility: 48 inches

Water temperature at mid-day: 43 Degrees F

Water condition: Clear

Best time of day to fish: Mid morning till dusk

Best stretch: Special Regulation section above Hidden Valley

Best access point: Hidden Valley, Poor Farm

Fly fishing hatches in order of importance:

Torin's Tungsten Soft Hackle #18

Fish species: Rainbow,Brown, Brook Trout

Fishing season: March 5

Nearest airport: Roanoke, Va

Jackson River, Above Lake Moomaw Description

Flowing south through Bath County the Upper Jackson meanders its way through the George Washington National Forest to its formation of Lake Moomaw by the Gathright Dam. This freestone river offers many fly fishing opportunities within its spring filled waters. The Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries stock three sections of the upper Jackson six times each annually. There are two put and take sections ...

Techniques & Tips

Swinging soft hackle for trout and smaller wooly buggers. This is a good place to practice new techniques. Nymphing under an indicator will be a good idea.

7-Day Forecast

Green Monster nymphs, Quill Jigs size 14. Purple Haze size 16.

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