Jennings Creek

Stream Category: A


Wild Trout: Possibly Wild Brook Trout ( North Creek, one of Jennings Creek feeder streamers does have wild brook trout in it)

Stocked Trout: Rainbow Trout, Brook Trout, and Brown Trout



  • Dry Flies: Adams, Caddis, Midges
  • Nymphs: Midges, Pheasant Tail, Hares Ear, Prince, Stoneflies
  • Streamers: Wooly Bugger, Heavy Metal Sculpin, Minnow Patterns
  • Rod: 9’ 5wt
  • Waders: Yes
  • Net: Yes

Casting: Roll, Tuck, and Over Head



Jennings Creek might be one of the best places to fish within the Roanoke area. It is one of the few areas that the State of Virginia actually stocks brown trout still, not to mention they also stock tremendous sized rainbow and brook trout. The down side to this stream is that everyone knows about it, so it gets fished out very, very quickly. However, if you do not mind combat fishing, this is a must for anyone in the Roanoke area to explore; deep pools, long runs, you name it, Jennings Creek has it. Honestly I can not recommend this stream enough. If by chance all of the holes are occupied by other anglers you have North Creek, Middle Creek, Miram Creek, and Mcfalls Creek all right in the area. Make sure you are fishing deep in the deep holes, longer than normal leaders and tippet.


Additional Notes: There are several parking areas throughout the stream, but if you do not see one where you want to fish, there are several pull off spaces. Make sure you get off the road completely, cars drive fast on this road and it is very curvy.




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