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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
1/2/2016James Holmes, JrPrivate Pond24
1/2/2016James Holmes, JrPrivate Pond25
1/7/2016Robert JenningsPrivate Pond4 lbs., 5 oz.27
1/9/2016Thomas HarrisLake Prince24 1/2
1/9/2016Bronco BaylessBeaverdam Swamp Reservoir3 lbs., 8 oz.24 1/4
1/10/2016Ned SmithLake Smith24 1/2
1/16/2016Roy RichardsonLake Smith4 lbs., 8 oz.26
2/1/2016Dennis LewisPrivate Pond3 lbs., 13 oz.24 1/2
2/6/2016Ryan GregoryLake Whitehurst4 lbs.24 1/4
2/10/2016John Huckstep IVChickahominy Lake4 lbs.
2/19/2016Richard InsleyLittle Creek Reservoir24
2/28/2016Tara DoxeySpeights Run26 1/2
3/8/2016Darwin SchaefferHorsepen Lake04 lbs., 05 oz.27
3/9/2016Kenneth Elder, Jr.Private Pond25
3/12/2016Thomas HarrisBeaver Dam Creek Reservoir24
3/12/2016Charles CampHarwood Mill Reservoir24
3/22/2016Michael Petty All Other Waters3 lbs., 1 oz.24
3/23/2016Scott ElliottSwift Creek Reservoir4 lbs., 7 oz.24 3/4
3/23/2016Scott ElliottSwift Creek Reservoir4 lbs., 4 oz.25
3/26/2016James GillespieSandy River Reservoir25 1/4
3/27/2016Robert ChoiPrivate Pond24 1/2
3/28/2016Timothy Foster, Jr.Sandy River Reservoir24 3/4
4/2/2016Michael EnnekingPrivate Pond24
4/4/2016Hunter BeagleLake Meade24
4/4/2016William MartelLake Meade25
4/9/2016Bryant Franklin All Other Waters28
4/10/2016Christopher BurrisBlackwater River24
4/14/2016Kenneth Elder, Jr.Private Pond4 lbs., 12 oz.26
4/16/2016Charles Olsen, JrLake Prince24 1/2
4/16/2016John Poteet, IIILittle Creek Reservoir3 lbs., 6 oz.24
4/17/2016Angie RobertsPrivate Pond3 lbs., 9 oz.25
4/17/2016Francis Peterson, IIIWestern Branch Reservoir24
4/17/2016Daniel PelrineBeaver Dam Creek Reservoir24 1/4
4/20/2016Charles TurnerBlackwater River24
4/20/2016Charles TurnerBlackwater River4 lbs., 10 oz.25
4/24/2016Daniel DormanWestern Branch Reservoir2 lbs., 10 oz.25
4/24/2016Steven StoupaWestern Branch Reservoir3 lbs., 15 oz.24
4/24/2016Robert PattonHarrison Lake26
4/26/2016Hunter BeagleLake Prince24
4/30/2016William TaylorNottoway River24 1/2
5/7/2016Bobby JonesSwift Creek Reservoir26
5/7/2016William NicarPrivate Pond3 lbs., 5 oz.24 1/4
5/10/2016Michael VaughanPrivate Pond24 1/4
5/11/2016John RUSSELL IIIPrivate Pond3 lbs., 1 oz.24
5/14/2016Richard Meito All Other Waters4 lbs., 8 oz.22
5/23/2016Joseph BathenSwift Creek Reservoir25
6/2/2016Hunter JONESBlackwater River25 1/2
6/3/2016Jeremiah BunchBlackwater River4 lbs., 10 oz.
6/4/2016James Taylor IIINottoway River4 lbs., 2 oz.24 1/4
6/5/2016Lynn Dawson, IIPrivate Pond5 lbs., 12 oz.25 1/2
6/7/2016Caleb HoffmanLake Moomaw26
6/9/2016Darrell CrawfordJames River42
6/12/2016James MarcumLake Moomaw24
6/13/2016James BrowningPrivate Pond24 3/4
6/25/2016Travis CoffeyBurnt Mills Lake4 lbs., 2 oz.24
6/25/2016William StaggPrivate Pond24 1/2
7/4/2016Joshua HutchinsonPrivate Pond25 3/4
7/7/2016Gregory HeathSandy River Reservoir5 lbs., 2 oz.26
7/14/2016John HokeLake Moomaw4 lbs.24 1/4
7/30/2016Thomas BardenLittle Creek Reservoir4 lbs., 8 oz.26 3/4
8/3/2016Brandon JonesBlackwater River26 1/2
8/31/2016John LathamPrivate Pond24
9/5/2016Emily ColemanPrivate Pond3 lbs., 4 oz.25
9/23/2016Evan ShearerLake Tecumseh24 3/4
9/24/2016Evan ShearerLake Tecumseh24 1/4
9/24/2016Charles CampWestern Branch Reservoir24
9/24/2016Charles CampWestern Branch Reservoir25
9/24/2016Charles CampWestern Branch Reservoir26
9/25/2016Eddie HorrellHarwood Mill Reservoir24 3/4
9/26/2016Mitchell Dawson, Jr.Private Pond24
10/11/2016Graham ShearinPrivate Pond24
10/21/2016Brandon Sowers All Other Waters24 1/2
10/27/2016Ronald AmeikaLake Tecumseh24 1/2
11/4/2016Samuel PompellWestern Branch Reservoir24 1/4
11/6/2016John ScottPrivate Pond3 lbs., 5 oz.24
11/13/2016James Knight, Jr.Blackwater River26
11/19/2016John LutzSandy River Reservoir25
11/21/2016James Taylor IIINottoway River3 lbs., 12 oz.24
11/25/2016Ronald DunawayGardys Mill Pond25
12/7/2016Calvin CarterRappahannock River3 lbs., 8 oz.24
12/11/2016John Huckstep IVPrivate Pond25 3/4
12/18/2016Dennis LewisPrivate Pond25 1/4

Years Available

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