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Virginia offers excellent, extremely diverse angling opportunities. With over 176,000 acres of public lakes and 27,300 miles of fishable streams, Virginia is sure to provide something for every freshwater angler.

Notes from the Field

  • 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 DGIF’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…