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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.

Fish Citations

To view citations by species and body of water from 2020 to present day. Visit the Go Outdoors Virginia: Angler Recognition Program website. In the bottom left corner under “Trophy Catch Submissions” you can click to “view all” awarded citations.

Chain Pickerel

Date of CatchAnglerWaterbodyWeightLength
1/1/2015Ryan CooksonPrivate Pond24 1/2
1/20/2015Charles PhilbeckSandy River Reservoir24 1/4
1/25/2015Jarrett RoemerLake Chesdin24 3/4
1/29/2015Douglas McIlavySandy River Reservoir4 lbs., 2 oz.24
2/8/2015David Shield, Jr.Private Pond24
2/8/2015Joseph WallowerBlackwater River25 1/4
3/9/2015Douglas McIlavySandy River Reservoir4 lbs., 2 oz.24
3/13/2015Calvin Carter Sr.Rappahannock River4 lbs.24
3/14/2015Hunter BeagleWestern Branch Reservoir25
3/15/2015Mark DunningtonPrivate Pond24 1/4
3/16/2015Sarah PearmanPandapas Pond24 1/2
3/17/2015Brian FieldPrivate Pond4 lbs.24 1/2
3/17/2015Daniel PelrineBeaverdam Swamp Reservoir25
3/18/2015Douglas McIlavySandy River Reservoir5 lbs., 7 oz.26
3/19/2015Matthew GreschakHells Point Creek25 1/2
3/21/2015Robert PerkinsBurnt Mills Lake24 1/2
3/22/2015Joshua AndrewsPrivate Pond24 1/2
3/26/2015Robert ReynoldsWestern Branch Reservoir24
3/29/2015Steven ElyandLake Caroline26
3/31/2015Anthony CoulbornPrivate Pond24
4/3/2015Donald Schwab Jr.Lake Cohoon4 lbs., 1 oz.25 1/4
4/5/2015Kyle Morrison All Other Waters24 1/2
4/12/2015Corey JaneckyChickahominy Lake24
4/17/2015Donna SearsPrivate Pond25
4/17/2015Joe BenedettiDiascund Reservoir25
4/21/2015William Carson, JrLake Moomaw5 lbs.27 1/2
4/24/2015Larry Scarborough Sr.Lake Drummond24 1/2
4/25/2015Larry Scarborough Sr.Lake Drummond24 1/2
4/30/2015Jack WilleyPrivate Pond24 1/2
5/3/2015Peyton BirckheadPrivate Pond4 lbs., 13 oz.25
5/10/2015Paul YostLittle Creek Reservoir24 1/4
5/10/2015Carolyn ClementLittle Creek Reservoir3 lbs., 6 oz.24
5/12/2015Bryan KeaneChickahominy Lake4 lbs.24
5/16/2015Robert GoodmanSwift Creek Reservoir24 1/2
5/23/2015Mark PittsRappahannock River5 lbs., 4 oz.27 1/2
5/23/2015George SlusserCraig Creek24 1/2
5/24/2015Robert HodgesAppomattox River4 lbs.25
5/24/2015Mark PittsRappahannock River5 lbs., 4 oz.27 1/2
5/25/2015Bradley SmithPrivate Pond25
5/25/2015Micah Wooddy All Other Waters24
6/2/2015Katie BowenPrivate Pond24
6/6/2015Josh DolinLake Cohoon4 lbs., 2 oz.24 1/4
6/13/2015Charles Olsen, JrWestern Branch Reservoir24 1/2
6/15/2015Kevin HixsonPrivate Pond25 1/4
6/20/2015Jurel Manseau Jr.Little Creek Reservoir25
6/23/2015Joseph MartinLake Moomaw4 lbs., 1 oz.24 3/4
6/23/2015Charles CampWestern Branch Reservoir24 1/2
6/23/2015Charles CampWestern Branch Reservoir25 1/2
7/11/2015Gregory HicksBeaverdam Swamp Reservoir24 1/4
7/24/2015Charles TurnerBlackwater River4 lbs., 2 oz.24
8/16/2015Kenneth Ames, Sr. All Other Waters24
8/23/2015Alexander AmeikaLake Tecumseh25 1/2
8/23/2015Alexander AmeikaLake Tecumseh28
8/23/2015Robert WagnerWestern Branch Reservoir24
9/15/2015Daniel PelrineBeaver Dam Creek Reservoir24 1/2
9/19/2015Stuart ShoemakeBlackwater River28
9/20/2015Ronald JenningsPrivate Pond25
9/24/2015Michael SummersSandy River Reservoir24 1/2
9/28/2015Kyleigh GordonWestern Branch Reservoir27
10/13/2015David VisockyWestern Branch Reservoir26
10/13/2015David VisockyWestern Branch Reservoir24
10/15/2015John HumphreysChickahominy Lake25 1/2
11/7/2015Gregory HicksLake Prince24 3/4
11/8/2015Ethan RagleNorthwest River24 1/2
11/8/2015Robert Dagley, IVNorthwest River4 lbs.24 1/2
11/21/2015Ernest Hughes, Jr.Private Pond25
11/24/2015Caleb CapriglioneSwift Creek Reservoir24 1/2
11/25/2015John Huckstep IVPrivate Pond5 lbs., 1 oz.
12/8/2015Donnie PerryPrivate Pond25
12/12/2015Kelley GravesLake Chesdin25
12/13/2015Daniel SmithPrivate Pond2 3/4
12/13/2015Daniel SmithPrivate Pond26 3/4

Years Available

Note: posting of data for the current year is delayed by 3 months.