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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.

Flathead Catfish

Date of CatchAnglerWaterbodyWeightLength
1/8/2012Anthony Martin Jr.James River27 lbs., 13 oz.40 1/4
2/9/2012Roger Martin, Jr.Dan River27 lbs., 10 oz.
2/13/2012Anthony Martin, Jr.James River25 lbs., 8 oz.40 1/2
2/14/2012Anthony Martin, Jr.James River27 lbs., 2 oz.40 1/4
2/14/2012Anthony Martin, Jr.James River26 lbs., 3 oz.40
2/14/2012Anthony Martin, Jr.James River28 lbs., 2 oz.41
2/23/2012Donald Newhart Sr.Lake Smith28 lbs.38 1/2
3/9/2012Vernon CrewsBuggs Island Lake34 lbs., 12 oz.40
3/9/2012William Wood Jr.Smith Mountain Lake33 lbs.40 1/2
3/16/2012George ChristianJames River25 lbs., 1 oz.39 1/2
3/17/2012Samantha AndersonBuggs Island Lake32 lbs., 8 oz.43 3/4
3/17/2012Erick BendleJames River47 lbs., 3 oz.42
3/20/2012William GallimoreClaytor Lake40 1/4
3/21/2012Christopher ClementsStaunton River35 lbs.42
3/23/2012Dannie SloanSmith Mountain Lake39 lbs., 12 oz.44 1/2
3/25/2012John Hatcher, Jr.Dan River41 lbs., 8 oz.43 1/2
3/30/2012Wendy GibbsJames River27 lbs., 8 oz.
4/2/2012Robert Jimerson Jr.James River28 lbs.
4/2/2012Robert Jimerson Jr.James River26 lbs.
4/3/2012Robert Jimerson Jr.James River25 lbs.
4/3/2012Robert Jimerson Jr.James River27 lbs., 8 oz.
4/6/2012Robert Jimerson Jr.James River30 lbs., 4 oz.
4/6/2012Robert Jimerson Jr.James River25 lbs., 4 oz.
4/6/2012Robert Jimerson Jr.James River30 lbs.
4/7/2012Lloyd Barbour, Sr.Martinsville Reservoir38 lbs., 11 oz.41 1/2
4/7/2012Theodore King, Jr.James River29 lbs., 2 oz.39 1/2
4/8/2012Christopher IngeJames River28 lbs., 5 oz.41 1/4
4/9/2012Gabriel JimersonJames River28 lbs.
4/9/2012Gibson JimersonJames River26 lbs.
4/11/2012Chip HudsonJames River25 lbs., 8 oz.37
4/11/2012Philip HudsonJames River27 lbs., 8 oz.38 1/4
4/12/2012Robert Jimerson Jr.James River31 lbs., 8 oz.
4/12/2012Robert Jimerson Jr.James River29 lbs.
4/12/2012Robert Jimerson Jr.James River25 lbs., 8 oz.
4/12/2012Robert Jimerson Jr.James River26 lbs., 8 oz.
4/13/2012Woodson BurnetteSmith Mountain Lake33 lbs.43
4/15/2012William WebsterJames River27 lbs., 9 oz.
4/16/2012Darian BrownJames River25 lbs.40 1/4
4/16/2012Darian BrownJames River25 lbs.40
4/16/2012Darian BrownJames River25 lbs.40
4/19/2012Robert Jimerson Jr.James River26 lbs.
4/19/2012Robert Jimerson Jr.James River30 lbs., 12 oz.
4/19/2012Robert Jimerson Jr.James River31 lbs.
4/19/2012Garrett RobyLake Smith36 lbs.41
4/21/2012Robert Jimerson IIIJames River26 lbs.
4/21/2012Robert Jimerson IIIJames River32 lbs.
4/26/2012Robert Jimerson Jr.James River39 lbs.
4/27/2012Christina HarrisDan River32 lbs., 8 oz.42
4/27/2012Jonathan LinensDan River42 lbs.45
4/27/2012Kathleen JimersonJames River32 lbs.
4/27/2012Kathleen JimersonJames River26 lbs.
4/27/2012Ricky MeridethJames River34 lbs.
4/27/2012Ricky MeridethJames River26 lbs.
4/28/2012George ChristianJames River26 lbs., 10 oz.41
4/28/2012Bobby Whitlow, IIDan River33 lbs., 14 oz.
5/4/2012George ChristianJames River27 lbs., 10 oz.42
5/5/2012Eugene ArnoldDan River35 lbs.42
5/7/2012Jason WheelerJames River30 lbs., 11 oz.43
5/12/2012Jonathan LinensBuggs Island Lake26 lbs., 6 oz.40
5/12/2012Roger Lee Wright IINew River23 lbs., 12 oz.42
5/13/2012Steven Richards, Jr.James River28 lbs.45 1/4
5/21/2012Kevin FearsBannister River36 lbs., 10 oz.43
5/24/2012Jonathan LinensDan River34 lbs., 2 oz.42
5/28/2012Thomas StuckertDan River35 lbs.40 1/2
6/5/2012Ronald Stuckert, Jr.Dan River25 lbs.
6/9/2012Justin ClineBuggs Island Lake26 lbs., 12 oz.
6/9/2012Kevin FearsDan River32 lbs.40 1/4
6/9/2012Jonathan LinensBuggs Island Lake29 lbs., 2 oz.43
6/9/2012John DanielsStaunton River33 lbs., 2 oz.43 1/2
6/13/2012Jonathan LinensBuggs Island Lake25 lbs.
6/13/2012Daniel LeechJames River26 lbs.40
6/14/2012Jonathan LinensBuggs Island Lake25 lbs., 3 oz.
6/17/2012Erich J. P. FaberSmith Mountain Lake28 lbs., 2 oz.41
6/19/2012Noel BrookingJames River25 lbs.40 1/4
6/19/2012Jonathan LinensBuggs Island Lake27 lbs.
7/1/2012Jonathan LinensDan River29 lbs., 14 oz.
7/1/2012Jonathan LinensDan River33 lbs., 13 oz.
7/4/2012Brian James BarryJames River40 1/2
7/5/2012Jack ArmantroutJames River40
7/5/2012Jack ArmantroutJames River40
7/6/2012Jonathan LinensDan River26 lbs.
7/11/2012Craig PearsonOccoquan Creek47 lbs.46
7/14/2012Robert Lawson, Sr.James River32 lbs., 4 oz.40 1/2
7/14/2012Bryan McKennaJames River26 lbs., 3 oz.40
7/15/2012Kyle ProffittJames River30 lbs., 12 oz.41
7/15/2012Jennifer CashBannister River32 lbs., 14 oz.44
7/18/2012Kyle ProffittJames River28 lbs., 7 oz.37
7/20/2012Landon WilliamsStaunton River31 lbs.43 1/2
7/20/2012Evan ShearerJames River42
7/22/2012Bryan McKennaJames River25 lbs., 8 oz.40
7/23/2012Chase & Parker CondonSmith Mountain Lake27 lbs., 14 oz.41
7/24/2012Cory SteeleJames River25 lbs., 10 oz.40 1/4
7/25/2012Kenny WilderJames River29 lbs., 7 oz.42 1/2
7/26/2012Tommy JohnsonBuggs Island Lake30 lbs.
7/27/2012Makani Kanagy-BillerPrivate Pond26 lbs.
7/27/2012Joel BryantJames River27 lbs., 2 oz.40
7/27/2012Kaelani Kanagy-BillerPrivate Pond25 lbs.
7/28/2012Ronald WilsonLake Burton46
7/29/2012Brian PrivettSmith Mountain Lake41
7/31/2012Eric PennerSmith Mountain Lake44
7/31/2012Justin NashStaunton River34 lbs., 11 oz.42
8/1/2012Jonathan LinensDan River28 lbs., 11 oz.
8/4/2012Kyle ProffittJames River40
8/4/2012Tyler MeighanJames River44 1/2
8/8/2012Bryan McKennaJames River32 lbs.40
8/9/2012Peter Broadbent, IIIJames River36 lbs.42
8/12/2012Cory SteeleJames River28 lbs., 15 oz.42 1/4
8/13/2012Kenneth HollandPrivate Pond28 lbs.41
8/14/2012Brett AdamsJames River32 lbs.40
8/16/2012Valorie LeidichJames River33 lbs., 10 oz.43
8/19/2012Noel BrookingJames River28 lbs.41 1/2
8/21/2012Edward Rothgeb, IIJames River25 lbs.
8/24/2012Bland MassieJames River30 lbs., 1 oz.41
8/24/2012Anthony EdmondsDan River27 lbs., 3 oz.
8/24/2012Tony PhippsNew River28 lbs., 4 oz.40
8/26/2012James Johnson All Other Waters35 lbs., 10 oz.44
8/30/2012James MabryCarvins Cove Lake35 lbs.44
9/1/2012Bryan McKennaJames River40
9/1/2012Bryan McKennaJames River30 lbs.40
9/1/2012Tony PhippsNew River26 lbs.40
9/8/2012Edward Rothgeb, IIJames River27 lbs., 8 oz.41
9/9/2012Toney BedwellNew River30 lbs.41
9/14/2012Michael Jeffries, Sr.Carvins Cove Lake32 lbs.43
9/14/2012Robert StottlemyerJames River37 lbs., 8 oz.41 1/2
9/15/2012Brian HouseJames River25 lbs.40
9/16/2012Michael McMahonJames River26 lbs., 13 oz.44
9/21/2012Caroline MalottJames River44
9/23/2012James MorrisSmith Mountain Lake41 1/2
9/30/2012Milton BowlingJames River25 lbs., 10 oz.40 1/2
10/4/2012Bruce Weaver, Sr.James River38 lbs.
10/13/2012James Gray Jr.Smith Mountain Lake27 lbs.41
10/13/2012Raymond RimelMill Creek Reservoir38 lbs.42
10/27/2012James Gray Jr.Smith Mountain Lake40
11/4/2012Creig Rogers, JrSmith Mountain Lake37 lbs.43
11/4/2012Ben BarnesJames River45
11/9/2012Benjamin HudsonSmith Mountain Lake40
11/15/2012Jason HayRoanoke River36 lbs.43
11/15/2012Jason HayRoanoke River41 lbs., 2 oz.45
11/18/2012Joe Burwell, Sr.Smith Mountain Lake30 lbs.42 1/4
12/21/2012Anthony Martin Jr.James River26 lbs.40 1/2

Years Available

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