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Within an hour’s drive anywhere in the Commonwealth anglers can find excellent bank, pier and boat fishing.
Virginia has more than 2,800 miles of trout
streams, in addition to numerous ponds,
small lakes and reservoirs. The Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries stocks trout
in designated stocked trout waters from
fall through spring, but experienced trout
anglers can find good fishing opportunities
year round. Try fly fishing
Tackle bass and sunfish and many other
species in one of our public fishing lakes.
Visit one of our many scenic rivers for
fantastic smallmouth fishing or cast for a
monster catfish. Virginia currently holds the
IGFA World Record blue catfish caught in
Bugg’s Island Lake.
List of Lakes and Rivers from DGIF.
Virginia’s tidal waters are home to world
class blue catfish angling and offer a
destination for some of the most prized
shallow water angling for striped bass and
flounder fishing on the East Coast.
Come and enjoy some of the best cobia,
croaker, drum, flounder and striped bass
fishing on the East Coast.
Charter a boat for
amazing blue water fishing for marlin, tuna,
dolphin and more.
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