Jackson Valley (Hidden Valley Special Regulation)


Stream Category: Special Regulation


Wild Trout:

Stocked Trout: Brown, Brook,  and Rainbow

Other Species of Note: None



Dry Flies: Adams, Caddis, and Terrestrials

Nymphs: Stone Flies, Pheasant Tail, Prince, Hares, Midges, Mop Flies, and Squirmmy Wormies, Perdigon

Streamers: Kreelex, Minnow Patterns, Articulated Minnow Patterns

Waders: Yes

Net: Yes


Casting: Tuck, Roll, and Overhead



Sadly I have never fished the Jackson Hidden Valley Special Regulation area, except a small bit of it located towards Hidden Valley. But I imagine that the area would be a combination of Jackson 623 and Jackson Hidden Valley. The best way of fishing this would be to fish with a buddy and bring two vehicles, one that can be left in the Hidden Valley parking lot and one that can be left at one of the camping parking areas at Jackson 623.

Hopefully one day I can give a better write up than just this write up. I have always heard and read that this section of the Jackson River is what Virginia fishing should always be like.

Additional Comments: Parking can be found at the Hidden Valley Parking lot or the Jackson 623 camping areas. It would also be a good idea, since you are in bear country, to carry or keep a can of bear mace with you. Also it would be a good thing to keep a bell on you at all times. Remember you are in Bath County – it has little to no cell phone service, always tell someone where you are going and when you will be getting back (roughly) just as a precaution.




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