Blue Stream Fly Fishing
Fly Fishing Report for:

King's Creek - Blacksburg - South Carolina

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 Daylight hours #20-#22 Zebra Midge, Griffith's Gnat
February Blue Winged Olives, Midges Midday #18-#22 Blue Winged Olive, Zebra Midge
March Blue Winged Olives, Little Black Caddis Midday #18-#22 Blue Winged Olive, Black Caddis
April Blue Winged Olives, Little Black Caddis, Hendricksons Late afternoon #14-#18 Blue Winged Olive, Black Caddis, Red Quill
May Blue Winged Olives, Hendricksons, March Browns Morning, late afternoon #12-#14 Blue Winged Olive, Red Quill, March Brown
June Sulphurs, March Browns, Golden Stones Morning, late afternoon #12-#14 Sulphur Dun, March Brown, Golden Stonefly
July Terrestrials, Sulphurs Daylight hours #12-#14 Black Ants, Beetles, Sulphur Dun
August Terrestrials Daylight hours #12-#14 Black Ants, Beetles, Hoppers
September Terrestrials, Blue Winged Olives Daylight hours #18-#22 Black Ants, Beetles, Blue Winged Olive
October Blue Winged Olives Daylight hours #14-#18 Blue Winged Olive
November Blue Winged Olives, Midges Daylight hours #18-#22 Blue Winged Olive, Zebra Midge
December Midges Daylight hours #20-#22 Zebra Midge, Griffith's Gnat

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

In the charming town of Blacksburg, King’s Creek offers an array of locations for enthusiasts of fly fishing. The creek is a sanctuary of tranquil waters and abundant wildlife.

Excellent fly fishing spots along King’s Creek include:

  • The Upper Section: This area is ideal for those seeking a challenging lure. It is home to a diversity of fish, including Brown and Rainbow Trout.
  • Meadow Run Junction: Where King’s Creek meets Meadow Run, providing a serene spot with ample fishing opportunities.
  • Pine Tree Bend: The creek curves gently around an idyllic pine grove. It’s a perfect place for tranquillity and offers abundant space for casting lines freely.
  • King Creek Falls: Below the waterfall, it attracts a variety of fish species with its deep pools and rapid flows.

Remember to check local regulations for fishing seasons and license requirements.

Best Access Points

Fly fishing in King’s Creek–Blacksburg offers an unparalleled angling experience. Here are the best access points to maximize your trip:

  • Prices Fork Road: Located off Route 412, it offers a wide area of Creek for fishing.
  • Huckleberry Trail: This trail runs parallel to the Creek and provides multiple entry points for fishing.
  • Plantation Road: Access the creek from the culvert under Plantation Road, near new River Valley Mall.
  • McCoy Road Bridge: A bridge that offers both bank and wade fishing.
  • Route 460 Bypass Bridge: Provides a convenient access point near the heart of Blacksburg.

Always respect all property rights while accessing these points and adhere to the ‘catch and release’ policy to promote conservation.

Local Fish

  • Brook Trout: This is the only trout species native to Virginia and is often targeted by fly fishermen due to its beautiful coloration and the challenge in catching it.
  • Rainbow Trout: Introduced to Virginia waters, Rainbow Trout are known for their fighting spirit and attractive color spectrum, making them a popular target for fly fishing.
  • Brown Trout: Larger and more elusive than the previous two trout species, Brown Trout can provide a thrilling fishing experience due to their intelligent, cautious behaviour.
  • Smallmouth Bass: Nicknamed “bronzebacks” for their attractive coloring, Smallmouth Bass are favored by fly fishermen for the hard fight they put up when hooked.
  • Largemouth Bass: Known for their voracious appetite and aggressive strikes, Largemouth Bass are a thrilling catch on a fly rod.
  • Bluegill: Although small in size, Bluegills are abundantly available in King’s Creek, and their willingness to take a fly makes them a fun catch for beginners and seasoned anglers alike.
  • Catfish: While not typically associated with fly fishing, Catfish can provide a unique and challenging experience for those willing to try something different.
  • Carp: Despite their less attractive appearance, Carp are growing in popularity among fly fishermen due to their size, power, and relative abundance in local waters.

About The River

King’s Creek in Blacksburg, Virginia, is an alluring haven rich in history and biodiversity. Early settlers in the 18th century, predominantly Scotch-Irish and German, formed the community we now know as Blacksburg. The creek served as an essential water source for these pioneers and their crops.

Today, King’s Creek is an integral part of the tranquil Heritage Park. Notable attractions include:

  • 3-mile hiking and biking loop: Perfect for nature enthusiasts seeking serenity.
  • Working farmsteads: A peek into the town’s agricultural roots.
  • Historic schoolhouse: A treasure for history buffs.

The creek itself supports an ecosystem teeming with common cattails, jewelweed, and a variety of wildlife, making it an essential habitat. King’s Creek is not just a creek; it’s a timeless piece of Blacksburg, symbolizing the town’s rich history, resilience, and commitment to preserving its natural resources.


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