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Notes from the Field

Fishing

  • Alabama Bass in Virginia

    Alabama bass have been illegally introduced into numerous water bodies in Virginia. This invasive species is a direct threat to Virginia's established largemouth and smallmouth bass fisheries. Read more…

  • June 2020 Fishing Report

    Alex McCrickard, Aquatic Education Coordinator, and Mike Bednarski, Chief of Fisheries, discuss tactics and techniques for catching largemouth bass on Virginia’s large impoundments like Lake Chesdin. June is a great month to cover water & chase fish with a topwater approach. Watch…

  • Refer a Friend to Fish

    Did you know that you and a friend can both get FREE stuff through DWR’s Refer a Friend program? Read more…

  • Wild or Hatchery Trout?

    How can you tell the difference between a wild trout and one raised in a hatchery (stocked)? There are a few clues, but no real definitive answer. Read more…

  • May 2020 Fishing Report

    Alex gives advice on tips, tactics and tackle to use for fishing small ponds and impoundments in the May, 2020 Fishing Report! What would YOU like to see in the next Fishing Report? Watch…

  • Golden Crappie Shocks Virginia Angler

    A Virginia angler catches a rare golden crappie. Read more…

  • April 2020 Fishing Report

    DWR Aquatic Education Coordinator Alex McCrickard provides updates on trout stocking, how to #FishSafeVA, and this week's “what’s in my tackle box” segment highlights conditions and tactics for chasing trout on mountain streams with a fly rod. Watch…

  • Summer Muskellunge Tagging Study Begun

    A summer muskellunge tagging study will help DGIF biologists understand the impact of catch-and-release mortality on musky. Read more…

  • Find Smallmouth as the Weather Warms in the Spring

    Spring also coincides with great opportunities to target smallmouth bass as rivers across the state warm up from the winter months. Read more…