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Fishing At Western Branch Reservoir

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Fishing for largemouth bass, channel catfish, black crappie, bluegill, redear sunfish, yellow perch, white perch, striped bass and muskie at Western Branch Reservoir in Virginia.

A lake with minimal fishing pressure, Western Branch Reservoir is an ideal place to to a kayak, canoe or small fishing boat and enjoy some excellent fishing. This 1,300-acre lake in the southeast part of the state, at Suffolk, VA has 40 miles of shoreline. Bank fishing is not allowed, boat motors cannot exceed 9.9 horsepower and all boats require a permit. Western Branch Lake is a great place to catch a trophy bass, striper or muskie. It is also loaded with big sunfish and perch. In all the lake offers bass, catfish, crappie, stripers, perch, bluegill and sunfish. There is one boat launch ramp at the fishing station.

Primary fish species residing in Western Branch Reservoir

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Largemouth bass Channel catfish Black crappie Bluegill Redear Sunfish White Perch Yellow Perch Striped bass Muskie

Western Branch Reservoir Amenities

Marina: YES
Boat Rental: NO
Boat Launch Ramp: YES
Campgrounds: NO
RV Hookups: NO
Lodging: NEARBY
Convenience Store: NEARBY
Bait & Tackle: NEARBY
Restaurant: NEARBY

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Campgrounds & RV Parks Nearby

No campgrounds or RV parks are nearby this city-owned reservoir.

Western Branch Reservoir VA Map - Fishing & Camping Areas

Western Branch Reservoir Contact Information
City of Norfolk
Dept of Recreation, Parks & Open Space

401 Monticello Ave, Suite 420
Norfolk, VA 23510
757 823-4291

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Western Branch Reservoir in Virginia.

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Trophy fishing in southeast VA, at Western Branch Reservoir, for bass, catfish, crappie, stripers, perch, bluegill and sunfish. .

Fishing on Western Branch Lake.