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Notes from the Field

Fishing

  • July 2020 Fishing Report

    Watch as we show you the basics of catching channel catfish in urban impoundments all across Virginia in the July, 2020 Fishing Report! Watch…

  • Summer Smallmouth Bass Fishing in Virginia

    Don't let the dog days of summer keep you from missing some of the most exciting warm water fishing conditions of the year! Read more…

  • Angler Spotlight: Meet Tyler Bumgarner

    For the first installment of Angler Spotlight in Notes from the Field, we introduce you to Tyler Bumgarner, who is a Senior Conservation Police Officer with DWR. Read more…

  • 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…