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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.

Channel Catfish

Date of CatchAnglerWaterbodyWeightLength
2/4/2016Keith KeeterBlackwater River12 lbs., 12 oz.31
2/5/2016Keith KeeterBlackwater River13 lbs., 12 oz.31 1/4
3/5/2016Keith KeeterBlackwater River12 lbs., 10 oz.31 1/2
3/6/2016Keith KeeterBlackwater River13 lbs., 13 oz.
3/12/2016John SearlePrivate Pond23 lbs., 12 oz.38
3/13/2016Mark Kevin HudzikPrivate Pond14 lbs.31
3/30/2016Christopher WhiteJames River20 lbs., 8 oz.35 1/4
4/2/2016Cooper MartinPrivate Pond33
4/4/2016Jason DelconteLake Anna12 lbs., 12 oz.28 1/4
4/10/2016Hunter BeagleLake Prince12 lbs., 4 oz.30 1/4
4/20/2016Guy WoodsPrivate Pond15 lbs., 3 oz.35
4/21/2016Jacob HollandJames River32 1/2
4/30/2016Edward PulleyWestern Branch Reservoir12 lbs., 2 oz.30 1/2
5/3/2016Christopher WellsWestern Branch Reservoir31
5/4/2016Christopher WellsWestern Branch Reservoir12 lbs., 11 oz.30 1/2
5/4/2016Christopher WellsWestern Branch Reservoir30 1/4
5/4/2016Christopher WellsWestern Branch Reservoir30
5/5/2016Christopher WellsWestern Branch Reservoir30 1/2
5/5/2016Lynwood Miles Jr.James River13 lbs., 3 oz.35 1/4
5/6/2016Lynwood Miles Jr.James River20 lbs., 2 oz.36 1/4
5/10/2016Keith KeeterBlackwater River13 lbs., 6 oz.31
5/15/2016Brooke MartinPrivate Pond30
5/22/2016Lynwood Miles Jr.James River16 lbs., 2 oz.32
5/29/2016John WoodsPrivate Pond25 lbs., 13 oz.37
6/1/2016Thomas McClungSmith Mountain Lake20 lbs.36
6/8/2016Bryce PaynterClaytor Lake10 lbs., 7 oz.34
6/10/2016Tom McClungSmith Mountain Lake20 lbs., 3 oz.35 1/2
6/12/2016Matthew CardenAppomattox River15 lbs.33
6/26/2016Aaron HensleyNorth Fork Shenandoah River11 lbs., 5 oz.31
7/1/2016Guy WoodsPrivate Pond20 lbs., 8 oz.33
7/2/2016Jimmie WyrickClaytor Lake13 lbs., 6 oz.31 1/2
7/3/2016Deborah KinardClaytor Lake15 lbs., 13 oz.31 3/4
7/8/2016Hunter GriffittsClaytor Lake13 lbs.32
7/8/2016Kenneth Sanders All Other Waters20 lbs.34
7/8/2016David Stevens, Jr.Lake Arrowhead20 lbs., 8 oz.35
7/9/2016Dustin RichardsPrivate Pond12 lbs., 8 oz.31
7/13/2016Larry Scarborough Sr.Lake Of The Woods10 lbs., 3 oz.30 1/2
7/15/2016Amanda WidmerSouth Fork Shenandoah River30
7/15/2016Kevin RichardsonClaytor Lake13 lbs., 10 oz.34
7/21/2016Kevin GrunertPrivate Pond31
7/24/2016Glen MabeShenandoah River36
7/26/2016Ricky MeachamChickahominy River14 lbs., 5 oz.32 1/4
7/29/2016Ryan EdwardsClaytor Lake34 1/2
8/6/2016Michael Shenk, Sr.Private Pond32
8/8/2016Barry CohenLake Gaston25 lbs., 3 oz.37
8/9/2016Courtney GoodPrivate Pond30 1/4
8/13/2016Amy SemonesClaytor Lake18 lbs., 10 oz.38 1/2
8/13/2016Chad SemonesClaytor Lake17 lbs.36 1/2
8/25/2016Nathan MartinNorth River14 lbs., 3 oz.30 1/4
9/2/2016Max DarnallClaytor Lake10 lbs., 9 oz.30 1/2
9/2/2016Nathan Hargis All Other Waters9 lbs., 12 oz.30 3/4
9/3/2016Max DarnallClaytor Lake11 lbs., 7 oz.31 1/2
9/15/2016Allen Lee CoalsonClaytor Lake12 lbs., 4 oz.31 1/2
9/15/2016Allen Lee CoalsonClaytor Lake12 lbs., 8 oz.31
9/15/2016Allen Lee CoalsonClaytor Lake12 lbs., 4 oz.31
9/15/2016Allen Lee CoalsonClaytor Lake12 lbs., 8 oz.32
9/17/2016Charles CampWestern Branch Reservoir34
10/2/2016Timothy KingJames River40 lbs.42 1/2
10/18/2016Richmond McDaniel, Sr.Private Pond30
10/29/2016Chase DarnallClaytor Lake10 lbs., 7 oz.32
10/29/2016Christopher HensleyPrivate Pond11 lbs., 4 oz.31 1/2
11/5/2016Samuel PompellWestern Branch Reservoir30
11/5/2016Christopher WellsWestern Branch Reservoir31
11/18/2016Christopher WellsWestern Branch Reservoir30 1/2
12/3/2016James Gray Jr.Smith Mountain Lake12 lbs.31
12/4/2016Wayne BradbyWestern Branch Reservoir31
12/4/2016Wayne BradbyWestern Branch Reservoir30

Years Available

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