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All about fishing for chain pickerel, muskie, northern pike and sauger in Virginia.

This state offers unique fishing opportunities. Listed below find information about these species of fish, found in Virginia waters.

Miscellaneous species

Northern pike

Lake Shawnee was home to the VA state record chain pickerel. New River gave up the state record muskie. The VA state record northern pike was caught out of Motts Run Reservoir. The Clinch River delivered up the state record sauger.

Other 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

Chain Pickerel

Chain pickerel

World record: 9 lbs 6 oz

State Record: 7 lbs 12 oz

Muskie

Muskie (Muskellunge)

World record: 69 lbs 9 oz

State Record: 45 lbs 8 oz**
**Includes tiger muskie

Northern Pike

Northern pike

World record: 55 lbs 1 oz

State Record: 31 lbs 4 oz

Sauger

Sauger

World record: 17 lbs 7 oz

State Record: 5 lbs 8 oz

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