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November 2020 Fishing Report

Have you ever fished for chain pickerel? Join Alex McCrickard, DWR Aquatic Education Coordinator, and Scott Herrmann, DWR Fisheries Biologist, as they team up again, this time on Little Creek Reservoir in James City County. Alex and Scott highlight techniques and tactics for targeting native chain pickerel on this deep clear reservoir in close proximity to Williamsburg, VA. Use their advice for targeting chain pickerel on a body of water near you this fall and winter!

Fishing During the COVID-19 Outbreak

  • If you choose to fish during the pandemic it is essential that you follow CDC guidelines.
  • Purchase your fishing license online instead of in-person.
  • Fish alone or with family members or others that you live with and are isolating with during the Governor’s “stay at home” order.
  • Do not fish if you feel sick or think you might be sick.
  • Stay at home when you are sick, except to get medical care.
  • Wash your hands regularly with soap and water for 20 seconds or using alcohol-based sanitizer even while afield or afloat.
  • Do not share equipment with anyone, and wash your equipment when you’re done.
  • Stay at least 6 feet away from other anglers you encounter and try to avoid crowded access points.
  • Do not float in a raft, drift boat, john boat, or canoe with friends that you are not isolated with during the “stay at home” order.  If you choose to float please do so with individuals that you live with and are isolated with.
  • Try to fish near home as much as possible and avoid traveling long distances.
  • November 24, 2020