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Back Creek - Mountain Grove - Virginia

Hatch Chart - Best Access/Spots - Local Fish - About

Water Flow Chart

Using Water Flow Charts & Weather Reports: Begin with our water flow charts to grasp stream velocity and volume – look for stable or rising trends to pinpoint ideal fishing times. Learn to interpret sudden spikes or drops, which can indicate potential challenges. Next, consult our weather reports to understand ambient conditions. Pairing the two, you can anticipate fish behavior, choose the right gear, and select the best fishing spots. Use these tools together for a holistic approach to your next fishing adventure.

In-Depth Weather

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Hatch Chart

Month Hatch Time of Day Recommended Fly Sizes Popular Fly Patterns
January Midges Afternoon #20 - #26 Griffith's Gnat, Zebra Midge
Winter Stoneflies Warmest part of day #16 - #20 Black Stonefly Nymph
February Blue Winged Olives Morning #18 - #22 Pheasant Tail Nymph, RS2
March Blue Winged Olives Afternoon #18 - #22 BWO Sparkle Dun, Olive Nymph
Midges Warmest part of day #20 - #26 Brassie, Griffith's Gnat
April Caddis Morning and Evening #14 - #18 Elk Hair Caddis, X-Caddis
May Caddis Evening #14 - #18 Dark Elk Hair Caddis, Adams Parachute
Mayflies Afternoon #12 - #16 Pheasant Tail Nymph, Adams
June Tricos Morning #20 - #26 Trico Spinner, CDC Trico Dun
July Tiny Blue Winged Olives Afternoon #20 - #26 BWO Sparkle Dun, Pheasant Tail Nymph
August Terrestrials Afternoon #12 - #20 Hopper Patterns, Ant Patterns
Caddis Morning and Evening #14 - #18 Stimulator, Elk Hair Caddis
September Terrestrials Afternoon #12 - #20 Hopper Patterns, Beetle Patterns
October Blue Winged Olives Overcast days #18 - #22 BWO Sparkle Dun, RS2
November Midges Afternoon #20 - #26 Zebra Midge, Brassie
Blue Winged Olives Overcast days #18 - #22 RS2, BWO Sparkle Dun
December Midges Afternoon #20 - #26 Griffith's Gnat, Zebra Midge

While we strive to ensure the precision of our hatch charts, some reflect broader river region insights. Through ongoing partnerships with local guides and fly shops, we’re committed to refining our data. Should you notice any inconsistencies or have feedback, we welcome you to reach out. 

Best Fishing Spots

Fly fishing on the Back Creek – Mountain Grove is a thrilling experience with a bounty of hotspots. These destinations offer lush surroundings and a rich diversity of fish species.

  • Back Creek Bridge: Spanning the stunning Back Creek, this spot is known for its accessibility and abundance of trout.
  • Mountain Grove’s Rocky Outcrop: This area with its challenging terrain is a favorite among seasoned fly fishers. It’s home to a wide variety of fish species.
  • River Bend at Sunset Hill: Known for its serene vistas and sundown views, this spot is perfect for evening fishing, with plenty of catfish and bass.
  • Whispering Pine Woods: Nestled amidst Pine Woods, this section of the creek is ideal for those seeking a tranquil fishing experience. Brown Trout and Rainbow Trout are in plenty here.
  • Old Mill Pond: Steeped in history, this former mill pond holds an impressive population of Bluegill and Crappie.

Best Access Points

If you’re planning a fly fishing trip to Back Creek – Mountain Grove, here are some of the best access points:

  • Kapps Mill Dam: This provides not only good access to the river, but also some excellent spots for fishing.
  • Meadow Creek: This is a stream located just north of Mountain Grove. A smaller stream but known for the quality of its fish.
  • Monterey Access: Located in the town of Monterey, this access point offers easy access and is popular among locals.
  • Mill Gap: A more remote option, Mill Gap gives fly fishers solitude and likely more fish due to the less competition.
  • West Warm Spring: An excellent spot if you’re after trout. It’s a popular, easy to access location near the town of Warm Springs.

Local Fish

  • Brown Trout: This fish is commonly found in Back Creek and is a common target for fly fishers.
  • Rainbow Trout: Rainbow trout are large and offer a great fight, making them a favorite for experienced anglers.
  • Brook Trout: Known for their beautiful colors and patterns, Brook Trout is a common and captivating catch for fly fishers.
  • Golden Trout: Not as common, but certainly a prize for any fly fisher. Known for their bright, breathtaking colors.
  • Mountain Whitefish: This fish is native to the region and is regularly targeted by anglers.
  • Smallmouth Bass: Considered a challenging catch but are highly valued due to their strength and fight when hooked.
  • Rock Bass: Known for their ability to survive in diverse environments, Rock Bass are often targeted and are a regular sight in Back Creek – Mountain Grove.
  • Bluegill: Popular among beginners for their easiness to catch, their small size, and their abundance.

About The River

Welcome to the tale of Back Creek – Mountain Grove, a place nestled in the heart of Virginia, with a history as rich as the landscape is beautiful. Native American tribes once roamed their verdant fields and rolling hills, making the area their home long before European settlers arrived in the 1700s.

  • First Settlers: The first settlers were mainly Scots-Irish, who began establishing homesteads. They were drawn to the area’s abundant resources and fertile land.
  • 19th Century: The region blossomed during the 19th century. Agriculture thrived, and the rising population led to the development of several small communities.
  • Civil War: The area wasn’t spared during the Civil War, bearing witness to numerous skirmishes. However, its resilience saw it recover to flourish once more.

Today, the spirit of Back Creek – Mountain Grove remains. It’s a quiet refuge that retains a deep connection to its vibrant past, offering a welcoming charm to those who seek solace here.


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