Back Creek Delayed Harvest

Stream Category: DH

Wild Trout: Very Probable 

Stocked Trout: Brown, and Rainbow

Other Species of Note: Possibility of Steelhead and Brook Trout


Dry Flies: Adams, Caddis

Nymphs: Pheasant tail, Prince, Hares Ear, Stonefly patterns, Copper John, Perdigon, Squirmy Wormy, Mop, Hot Spot Flies

Streamers: Sex Dungeon, Kreelex, Wooly Buggers

Waders: Yes

Net: Yes

Wading Stick: Yes!!!!!!!

Casting: Overhead, Roll, Spey, and Tuck



What can I say about the Delayed Harvest Section of Back Creek that I haven’t already said in the post about the main section of Back Creek… ? Well it is technically a tail water that is stocked. Located in Sunrise, Va this stream has been reconstructed  by Dominion Power after they built a dam to generate power, now this dam and Dominion Power has created one amazing fishery. 

Fish this area just like I have mentioned in my regular Back Creek section, but fish deep. Again, make sure you have a wading stick. This water when it is high can move very fast, and even at its lowest it moves faster than most water in other near by rivers and creeks. 

Additional comments:

Parking can easily be found throughout Back Creek, and the camping area/fishing ponds near the Dominion Power house. Just be mindful of the “No Trespassing” signs. Also you will definitely be in bear country, be mindful of this. Also do not expect to get cell phone service, make sure you let someone know that you are going here and when you expect to be back. 


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