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Virginia Fishing Report

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If you’re planning a fishing trip to Virginia, you have some excellent choices for lakes and streams throughout the state including Claytor Lake, Diascund Creek Reservoir, Kerr Lake, Lake Anna, Lake Chesdin, Lake Drummond, Lake Gaston, Lake Moomaw, Leesville Reservoir, Philpott Lake, Smith Mountain Lake, South Holston Lake, Swift Creek Reservoir, Western Branch Reservoir and others.

Many of the lakes in Virginia have camping facilities as well as other accommodations nearby. Virginia is well known for excellent Bass, Crappie and Walleye fishing. Additionally, in waters around the state you’ll find populations of Trout, Catfish, Stripers, Musky, Northern Pike, Chain Pickerel, Sauger, Bowfin and sunfish including Rock Bass, White Bass, White Perch, Yellow Perch which are plentiful in some waters.


Fishing Forecasts & Reports - Virginia Department of Game And Inland Fisheries

Virginia Bass Fishing Reports

The above reports are offered by third-party websites.

Reading Fishing Reports

When reading fishing reports the most useful information is likely to be the sum total of all reports over the last couple weeks, rather than the specifics of the most current fishing report. So finding that the fish have been caught shallow over the last few weeks is more important to know than the exact lure mentioned in the latest report.

Virginia fishing reports for lakes, rivers and streams.

Often archived Virginia fishing reports, from prior years, can help you identify seasonal patterns for a specific lake. Review the prior reports to find consistent information for summer months of June, July and August...the fall months of September and October...the winter months of November, December, January and February. Pay special attention to the spring (March, April and May) fishing reports from prior years as they should provide information to help you predict the approximate time for the spawn.

Considering a visit to Virginia for a fishing trip? Unfamiliar with the area? Some of the major cities in Virginia include Covington, Lynchburg, Chantilly, Woodbridge, Marion, Roanoke, Norfolk, Richmond, Hampton, Virginia Beach and others scattered across VA, some with fishing opportunities nearby. To enhance your fishing experience, you may want to hire a local guide. Click here for a list of Virginia fishing guides.

Fishing reports, by state.


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Fishing report for local waters in Virginia.