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Due to exceptionally dry conditions, the Department of Wildlife Resources has implemented a complete ban on any open burning (e.g., campfires, grills) on all DWR properties west of Interstate 95, effective immediately and lasting until further notice.

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Virginia Fishing Report Videos

  • Saugeye Fishing in Virginia

    In this video we take you behind the scenes to learn about how the DWR produces these unique fish. Plus, we break down the various approaches from artificial lures to live bait and how to approach rivers or lakes when pursuing these toothy fish. Watch…

  • Fishing for Giant New River Strain Walleye

    We're on the hunt for a unique genetic strain of walleye found no where else in the world but the New River system. Watch…

  • Managing Fish Populations at Fluvanna Ruritan Lake

    Fluvanna Ruritan Lake is a 50-acre impoundment owned by DWR in Fluvanna County. In this report, Johnathan Harris, DWR fisheries biologist, highlights the access and recreational opportunities at this scenic lake located less than 30 minutes from Charlottesville. Watch…

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