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Virginia Trout Fishing

All about fishing for rainbow, cutthroat, brook, brown, golden and lake trout in Virginia lakes and streams.

Trout fishing in Virginia

VA Trout Fishing Waters

As far as major lakes in Virginia with trout goes, Lake Moomaw is the only one with a significant trout population. Rivers and streams are your best bet in the state of Virginia.

Visit the The Virginia Department of Game & Inland Fisheries website for information on trout stocking in Virginia.

Watch trout fishing videos to see trout anglers in action.

Brown Trout
Brown trout being released.

The 5 primary trouts are the rainbow, brook, brown, cutthroat and lake trout. Browns are considered the most difficult to catch and brookies are the easiest. Pure cold water is key to survival of the trouts.

Virginia Record Trout

The Virginia state record brook trout was caught from Stony Creek and the VA state record brown trout was taken out of South Fork Holston River. Greers Pond produced the Virginia state record rainbow trout.

Additional trout fishing information

Cutthroat Trout Conservation

Trout Conservation

Fishing for trout in Virginia

Rainbow Trout

Rainbow trout

World record: 42 lbs 2 oz

VA State Record: 14 lbs 7 oz

Brook Trout

Brook trout

World record: 14 lbs 8 oz

VA State Record: 5 lbs 10 oz

Brown Trout

Brown trout

World record: 40 lbs 4 oz

VA State Record: 18 lbs 11 oz

By clicking on the images and links above, you will be taken to a page offering more information about the selected species.

Trout fishing waters and information, by state.


Learn the habits of trout

Trout are considered some of the most difficult fish to fool. Once you locate Virginia waters with a population of trout, the challenge becomes identifying trout flies and lures that will trigger strikes. Visit the trout fishing page to learn more about the habitat each of the trouts prefer.

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