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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
1/3/2019Gage ReeseJames River25 lbs.37
1/8/2019Faron GardnerClaytor Lake33 lbs.41
3/12/2019Richard RoseRappahannock River29 lbs.
3/30/2019Jordan NestorLake Whitehurst32 lbs.
4/17/2019George ChristianJames River24 lbs., 3 oz.40 1/2
4/17/2019George ChristianJames River28 lbs., 1 oz.42
4/17/2019George ChristianJames River24 lbs.40 1/4
4/18/2019George ChristianJames River23 lbs., 8 oz.40 1/2
4/20/2019Adam ChampagneSmith Mountain Lake28 lbs., 13 oz.38 1/2
4/28/2019Christopher ShifflettJames River37 lbs.41
4/29/2019Stephen ChiltonJames River30 lbs.
4/29/2019Stephen ChiltonJames River26 lbs.
4/29/2019Stephen ChiltonJames River27 lbs.
5/1/2019Craig AudetBuggs Island Lake43 lbs., 8 oz.45 1/2
5/1/2019Stephen MiklandricJames River30 lbs., 6 oz.40 1/2
5/1/2019Stephen MiklandricJames River27 lbs., 8 oz.39
5/1/2019Stephen MiklandricJames River25 lbs., 4 oz.38
5/1/2019Stephen MiklandricJames River25 lbs., 12 oz.38
5/1/2019Stephen MiklandricJames River26 lbs., 3 oz.38 1/4
5/2/2019John Huckstep IVJames River40 lbs.
5/4/2019John Huckstep IVJames River33 lbs.
5/5/2019John Huckstep IVJames River34 lbs.
5/6/2019John Huckstep IVJames River29 lbs.
5/6/2019Christopher ShifflettJames River40 lbs.40 1/2
5/8/2019Travis BakerBuggs Island Lake33 lbs.40
5/9/2019John Huckstep IVJames River28 lbs.
5/11/2019Craig AudetBuggs Island Lake30 lbs., 6 oz.40
5/13/2019John Huckstep IVJames River28 lbs.
5/14/2019John Huckstep IVJames River31 lbs., 8 oz.
5/16/2019John Huckstep IVJames River29 lbs.
5/17/2019James BootheDan River28 lbs., 13 oz.40
5/22/2019Gary HarmonNew River28 lbs., 5 oz.39
5/23/2019Gary HarmonNew River23 lbs., 8 oz.40
5/25/2019Mickey PrillamanDan River33 lbs., 5 oz.
5/25/2019Paul HillStaunton River52 lbs., 6 oz.49 1/2
6/14/2019Steven ArthurJames River40
6/25/2019David HowardJames River25 lbs.39
7/11/2019Griffin HallJames River27 lbs.38
7/11/2019Griffin HallJames River26 lbs.36
7/30/2019David HowardJames River27 lbs., 8 oz.41 1/2
7/30/2019Tina Munford LlewellynJames River38 lbs.42
8/3/2019William SmithJames River32 lbs., 8 oz.42 1/2
8/4/2019Penny HumphriesAppomattox River40 1/2
8/4/2019Penny HumphriesAppomattox River41 1/2
8/8/2019Kindal EdwardsNew River26 lbs., 10 oz.40 1/2
8/9/2019Kindal EdwardsNew River25 lbs., 8 oz.40
8/9/2019Chandler CrawfordNew River31 lbs., 10 oz.41
8/11/2019Wesley EdwardsNew River32 lbs., 8 oz.42
8/17/2019Mackenzie VanceJames River32 lbs., 2 oz.42 1/2
8/31/2019Danny Braddy, Jr.James River28 lbs.41
9/1/2019Brian OwensSouth Fork Holston River27 lbs.40
9/7/2019Timothy WaltsJames River42
9/12/2019Michael MinnickJames River25 lbs., 11 oz.39
9/12/2019Danny Braddy, Jr.James River25 lbs., 12 oz.41
10/2/2019Jack ArmantroutJames River40
10/6/2019Tony PhippsNew River27 lbs., 4 oz.40 1/2
10/11/2019Alexander GuadalupeOccoquan Reservoir43 lbs.40
11/17/2019Bobby LindseyClaytor Lake26 lbs., 3 oz.
12/26/2019Loren Wayne RobinsonSmith Mountain Lake42

Years Available

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