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Fishing At Leesville Reservoir

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Fishing for largemouth bass, channel catfish, blue catfish, white catfish, black crappie, white crappie, walleye, bluegill, redbreast sunfish, white bass, white perch, yellow perch, striped bass and saugeye at Leesville Reservoir in Virginia.

A hydroelectric power generation reservoir, Leesville Reservoir produces more than power. This lake also produces a variety of fish species for anglers to pursue. It is a 3,400-acre lake in the south-central part of VA, near Altavista. Lakes levels vary up to 10 feet in one day. When full there are 110 miles of shoreline to discover. When the levels are down it gives anglers a chance to see what cover the fish use when full. Striped bass, catfish, walleye, crappie, saugeye, perch, bluegill and sunfish all share this fertile reservoir. Three boat launch ramps serve the public for launch of fishing boats, pontoons, pleasure boats, and smaller craft like jet skis, canoes and kayaks. There areas for fishing from the bank as well as a fishing pier near the Leesville dam. Leesville Lake Marina & Grill has a store, fishing tackle, food, groceries and marina services.

Primary fish species residing in Leesville Reservoir

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Largemouth bass Channel catfish Blue catfish White catfish Black crappie White crappie Walleye Bluegill Redbreast Sunfish White Bass White Perch Yellow Perch Striped bass Saugeye

Leesville Reservoir Amenities

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

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Campgrounds & RV Parks Nearby

Leesville Lake Campground - 434 818-1177

Smith Mountain Campground - 434 927-4198

Leesville Reservoir VA Map - Fishing & Camping Areas

Contact Information
Leesville Lake Marina & Grill
2736 Marina Dr
Gretna, VA 24557
434 324-8500

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Fishing in south-central VA, at Leesville Reservoir, for striped bass, catfish, walleye, crappie, saugeye, perch, bluegill and sunfish.

Fishing on Leesville Reservoir.