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AKA: Kerr Reservoir, Buggs Island Lake

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Fishing for largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, channel catfish, flathead catfish, blue catfish, black crappie, white crappie, walleye, bluegill, white bass, white perch and striped bass at Kerr Reservoir in Virginia.

Kerr Reservoir, VA

Home to a nice variety of fish species, Kerr Lake aka Buggs Island Lake is a dream destination for fishing, boating and camping. Avid anglers can chase after bass, crappie, walleye, white bass, perch, stripers, catfish and sunfish. This 50,000-acre reservoir, located on the southern border of the state, off Interstate 85. The lake is fertile with healthy populations of fish and baitfish. Explore the 850 miles of shoreline and for an ideal place to wet a line. Fishing from boats, kayaks, canoes or from shore are all popular here. During spring and fall the fish tend to favor shoreline areas, while moving deeper and schooling up during summer and winter. Once you find an area with baitfish, fishing should be good. VA fishing guides offer guided fishing trips on Kerr Reservoir. With marinas and campgrounds scattered around the lake you can easily locate most any services you require to enhance your stay at John H. Kerr Reservoir. Virginia fishing licenses are legal lake-wide. North Bend Park has a handicap accessible fishing pier. Their are numerous boat launch ramps, parking, campgrounds and public access areas.

Fishing Boats For Rent In Virginia

Primary fish species residing in Kerr Lake

Click images for fishing tips and details about each species.

Largemouth bass Smallmouth bass Channel catfish Flathead catfish Blue catfish Black crappie White crappie Walleye Bluegill White Bass White Perch Striped bass

Kerr Reservoir Amenities

Marina: YES
Boat Rental: YES
Boat Launch Ramp: YES
Campgrounds: YES
RV Hookups: YES
Lodging: YES
Convenience Store: YES
Bait & Tackle: YES
Restaurant: YES

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Fishing Boat Rentals

Clarksville Marine Rental
Rentals: Fishing boats and pontoon boats
434 374-2525

Public Boat Launch Ramps & Landings

Bluestone Boat Launch Ramp
Located in the northwest section of the lake, off US Highway 15, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and paved parking.

Buffalo Creek Boat Launch Ramp
Located in the northwest section of the lake, west side, off State Route 722, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and paved parking.

Eagle Point Boat Launch Ramp
Located mid lake, on the north side of the lake, off State Route 705, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with gravel parking.

Eastland Creek Boat Launch Ramp
Located in the northeast section of the lake, north side, off Eastland Creek Road, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and paved parking.

Island Creek Boat Launch Ramp
Located mid lake, on the south side of the lake, off Ivy Hill Road, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and paved parking.

Ivy Hill Boat Launch Ramp
Located mid lake, on the south side of the lake, off Ivy Hill Road, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and paved parking.

Longwood Boat Launch Ramp
Located mid lake, on the south side of the lake, off US Highway 15, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and paved parking.

Occoneechee Boat Launch Ramp
Located mid lake, on the north side of the lake, off US Highway 58, this is a three-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and paved parking.

Palmer Point Boat Launch Ramp
Located in the northeast section of the lake, east side, off State Route 87, this is a one-lane, concrete ramp with paved parking.

Rudds Creek Boat Launch Ramp
Located mid lake, on the north side of the lake, off US Highway 58, this is a three-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and paved parking.

Staunton River Boat Launch Ramp
Located in the northwest section of the lake, off State Route 344, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and paved parking.

Staunton View Park Boat Launch Ramp
Located in the northwest section of the lake, north side, off State Route 699, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and paved parking.

Marinas

Rudd's Creek Marina
1002 Rochichi Drive
Boydton, VA 23917
434 738-7655

Satterwhite Point Marina
6470 Satterwhite Point Road
Henderson, NC 27537
252 430-1300

Click here for a Virginia Fishing License.

Campgrounds & RV Parks Nearby

Buffalo Park & Campground - 434 374-2063

Staunton River State Park Campground - 434 572-4623

Occoneechee State Park Campground - 434 374-2210

Rudds Creek Campground - 434 738-6827

North Bend Park & Campground - 434 738-0059

Additional Kerr Lake campgrounds in NC.

Kerr Reservoir VA Map - Fishing & Camping Areas

Contact Information
Occoneechee State Park
1192 Occoneechee Park Rd
Clarksville, VA 23927
434 374-2210

 

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