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Virginia Bass Fishing

All about fishing for spotted, smallmouth and largemouth bass in Virginia lakes.

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Bass are one of the most sought after of all the game fish. Its appeal spans cultures, age groups and genders to tap on the heart strings of anglers everywhere. Join us in our endeavor to offer information about bass fishing on your favorite bass lake in Virginia.

Understanding the primary seasonal movements of smallmouth bass and largemouth bass is key to locating them on local lakes in the Old Dominion State.

Bass Fishing Lakes In Virginia

The state of Virginia offers a nice variety of bass fishing. The Potomac River is an excellent bass fishery. Other smaller rivers also offer excellent bass fishing. Ponds and small lakes are great places to find bass as well. The major lakes in VA with good populations of bass include Claytor Lake, Connor Lake, Diascund Creek Reservoir, Flannagan Reservoir, Kerr Reservoir, Lake Anna, Lake Chesdin, Lake Gaston, Lake Moomaw, Leesville Reservoir, Occoquan Reservoir, Philpott Lake, Smith Mountain Lake, South Holston Lake, Swift Creek Reservoir and Western Branch Reservoir.

Dave Boyers with a nice five-pound smallmouth bass.

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Catch big bass!

The Virginia state record largemouth bass was caught from Connor Lake and the VA state record smallmouth bass was taken out of New River. Flannagan Reservoir served up the state record spotted bass.

Fishing for bass In Virginia

Largemouth Bass

Largemouth bass

World record: 22 lbs 4 oz

VA State Record: 16 lbs 4 oz

Smallmouth Bass

Smallmouth bass

World record: 11 lbs 15 oz

VA State Record: 8 lbs 1 oz

Spotted Bass

Spotted bass

World record: 9 lbs 8 oz

VA State Record: 6 lbs 10 oz

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Bass fishing information, by state.