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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
2/8/2015James Miles All Other Waters42
2/8/2015Nicholas DeShong All Other Waters43
2/8/2015Nicholas DeShong All Other Waters43
2/8/2015Nicholas DeShong All Other Waters42
2/8/2015Nicholas DeShong All Other Waters41
2/8/2015Robert Bruce All Other Waters42
2/8/2015Robert Bruce All Other Waters43
2/8/2015Robert Bruce All Other Waters54 lbs.46
3/8/2015Michael SealJames River35 lbs.40
3/20/2015Robert RogersOccoquan Creek42
3/20/2015Robert BruceOccoquan Creek42
4/3/2015Evan WilkeBuggs Island Lake47 lbs.45 1/2
4/4/2015Gerald Lamb, IIISmith Mountain Lake27 lbs.40 1/4
4/7/2015Ralph BartonSmith Mountain Lake40
4/12/2015James Gray Jr.Smith Mountain Lake40
5/1/2015Eddie BootheBuggs Island Lake27 lbs., 8 oz.40
5/1/2015Nathan HodgesBuggs Island Lake47 lbs.
5/2/2015Robert Jimerson IIIJames River40 lbs.
5/2/2015Robert Jimerson IIIJames River36 lbs.
5/2/2015Robert Jimerson IIIJames River34 lbs.
5/2/2015Robert Jimerson IIIJames River30 lbs.
5/2/2015Bobby LindseyClaytor Lake25 lbs., 11 oz.39
5/3/2015Randall HensleyDan River43 lbs., 8 oz.
5/6/2015Ralph EdwardsJames River27 lbs.
5/6/2015Vashon WashingtonJames River26 lbs.
5/6/2015Vashon WashingtonJames River30 lbs.
5/7/2015Dwight Setliff Sr.Staunton River25 lbs., 4 oz.39 1/2
5/8/2015Leroy JohnsonBuggs Island Lake32 lbs.40
5/9/2015Julius Reese, IIIStaunton River44 lbs., 4 oz.
5/24/2015John Huckstep IVJames River26 lbs.
5/24/2015John Huckstep IVJames River28 lbs.
5/24/2015Douglas CookJames River25 lbs., 4 oz.40 1/2
5/25/2015Justin ManningBuggs Island Lake40 lbs., 5 oz.
5/29/2015Anthony IngramJames River26 lbs., 8 oz.41
6/6/2015Erich J. P. FaberSmith Mountain Lake28 lbs., 8 oz.41
6/6/2015Nathaniel StoryJames River40 1/4
6/9/2015Noah PoolStaunton River32 lbs.40 1/4
6/10/2015Maynard ThompsonSmith Mountain Lake43 1/2
6/10/2015Robert ToddNew River28 lbs., 8 oz.42
6/13/2015Luther WaycasterJames River30 lbs., 13 oz.39
6/13/2015Mark LaneJames River41
6/24/2015Jackson DickeyJames River35 lbs.52
7/4/2015Luther WaycasterJames River41 1/4
7/12/2015Kindal EdwardsClaytor Lake32 lbs., 8 oz.42
7/17/2015Randy Trail, Jr.Claytor Lake25 lbs., 3 oz.
7/24/2015Katelyn HancheyJames River41 lbs.44
7/29/2015Jack ArmantroutJames River41
7/31/2015Timothy WaltsJames River43
8/10/2015Grant AlvisJames River41
8/12/2015Raymond Lloyd Sr.Smith Mountain Lake28 lbs., 6 oz.
8/22/2015Timothy WaltsJames River40
8/23/2015Michael MasonLake Smith35 lbs.45
8/23/2015Travis BakerBuggs Island Lake34 lbs., 8 oz.44
8/25/2015Robert LockhartJames River39 lbs., 12 oz.41 1/4
8/27/2015Philip ShifflettJames River26 lbs.39 3/4
8/29/2015Mike SummersJames River35 lbs.42
9/1/2015James AndersonBuggs Island Lake41
9/20/2015Christopher ShifflettJames River25 lbs., 2 oz.40 3/4
9/27/2015Christopher ShifflettJames River35 lbs., 4 oz.43
10/4/2015John FallsSmith Mountain Lake41
10/16/2015Christopher ShifflettJames River26 lbs., 15 oz.39
10/16/2015Wesley Thurman, Sr.Lake Smith41 lbs., 11 oz.45 1/2
10/22/2015Lawrence Ison Jr.Lake Smith32 lbs., 11 oz.
10/31/2015Donald Albright, Jr.Northwest River28 lbs., 3 oz.
12/27/2015Alexander ManzanoJames River39 lbs.43

Years Available

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