Virginia Other Fishing
All about fishing for bowfin, chain pickerel, muskie and northern pike in VA.
This state offers unique fishing opportunities. Lakes and rivers across the state, with some of these miscellaneous fish populations, include 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 and Western Branch Reservoir.
Other Available Species
World record: 21 lbs 8 oz
State Record: 17 lbs 8 oz
World record: 9 lbs 6 oz
State Record: 7 lbs 12 oz
World record: 69 lbs 9 oz
State Record: 45 lbs 8 oz**
**Includes tiger muskie
World record: 55 lbs 1 oz
State Record: 31 lbs 4 oz
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Virginia Miscellaneous State Record Fish
The state record bowfin was caught in Chickahominy Lake.
The state record chain pickerel was taken out of Douthat Lake.
The state record muskie was caught in New River.
The state record northern pike was taken out of Motts Run Reservoir.
For info about local sauger and saugeye fishing, visit the VA walleye page.
Information on fishing for unique species, by state.