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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.


Date of CatchAnglerWaterbodyWeightLength
1/3/2016James Gray Jr.New River16 lbs., 9 oz.42
1/3/2016Ron LordenNew River25 lbs., 9 oz.47 1/2
1/8/2016Cory SteeleJames River20 lbs.43
1/8/2016Michael ColemanNew River40
1/9/2016Barry SteeleJames River16 lbs.40
1/10/2016James Gray Jr.New River22 lbs., 6 oz.45
1/10/2016James Gray Jr.New River26 lbs., 3 oz.48
2/1/2016Barry SteeleJames River22 lbs.41
2/20/2016Paul CheekNew River42
3/5/2016Scott FrazierJames River40 3/4
3/6/2016Benton BoydNew River40
3/8/2016John Garland Jr.New River38 lbs.47 1/2
3/10/2016Todd CannadayNew River43
3/12/2016Ron LordenNew River21 lbs., 4 oz.45
3/23/2016Kenneth AshleyNew River41
4/2/2016Triston HollandNew River15 lbs., 11 oz.41
4/30/2016Kacey SealSouth Fork Shenandoah River21 lbs.47
5/10/2016Michael PettyNew River16 lbs.40
5/14/2016John Hoffman Jr.New River20 lbs.41
5/15/2016Christopher LordenNew River40 1/2
5/18/2016Charles Goldsmith, Jr.New River42 1/4
5/20/2016Edward LawtonNew River27 lbs.48
5/23/2016Edgar HoffmanJames River46
5/25/2016Reed MillerNew River16 lbs.36
5/28/2016Richard HavensNew River20 lbs.43
5/29/2016Austin NicholsJames River46 1/2
5/30/2016Richard LinvilleJames River50 1/2
6/4/2016Brenda BiasNew River43
6/4/2016Tommy HughesNew River15 lbs., 2 oz.41
6/10/2016Christopher RhoadesNew River18 lbs.40 1/2
6/10/2016C. Scott HillJames River42
6/11/2016C. Scott HillJames River45
6/11/2016Joseph RhoadesNew River12 lbs., 6 oz.41
6/18/2016Darrell CrawfordJames River45
6/20/2016Christopher RhoadesNew River37 lbs., 5 oz.53 1/2
6/22/2016Charles WayNorth Fork Shenandoah River42
6/25/2016Hunter GriffittsClaytor Lake40
6/30/2016Earl Martin, IIINew River13 lbs., 8 oz.42 1/2
7/2/2016Darrell CrawfordJames River43
7/2/2016Christopher RhoadesNew River15 lbs.40
7/2/2016Troy LinvilleNew River45 1/2
7/3/2016Earl Martin, IIINew River11 lbs., 10 oz.40 1/2
7/4/2016Jamie HenryJames River42
7/7/2016Richard Thrasher, Jr.James River42
7/16/2016Darrell CrawfordJames River45 1/2
7/17/2016Robert VanderveerJames River18 lbs., 3 oz.41 3/4
7/18/2016Alvin GillespieNew River42
7/22/2016Christopher RhoadesNew River23 lbs., 6 oz.42 3/4
7/23/2016Nicholas SeboltClaytor Lake43
7/23/2016David HeiskellNew River15 lbs.40 1/2
7/30/2016Michael Plumb Sr.James River41
7/31/2016James Gray Jr.New River15 lbs., 8 oz.40 1/4
8/4/2016John CubbageSouth Fork Shenandoah River18 lbs.41
8/11/2016John CubbageSouth Fork Shenandoah River15 lbs.40 1/4
8/11/2016Alvin GillespieNew River40 1/2
8/16/2016David HeiskellNew River16 lbs.41 1/2
8/19/2016Christopher ElswickNew River25 lbs.45
8/23/2016Jordan WindleShenandoah River43 1/2
8/25/2016Todd CannadayNew River40
9/16/2016Dakota WrightNew River40 1/2
9/17/2016Stuart RoesSouth Fork Shenandoah River40 1/2
9/24/2016Charles WayNorth Fork Shenandoah River41
10/1/2016Jody DraperSmith Mountain Lake20 lbs., 7 oz.42
10/14/2016Curtis PerryPrivate Pond43
10/20/2016Larry Boothe IIIJames River41
10/26/2016Paul ChampagneSmith Mountain Lake15 lbs., 2 oz.38
10/27/2016Mark HeatwoleNew River43
10/29/2016Dustin BlackShenandoah River17 lbs.40 3/4
10/29/2016Jackie BollingNew River42
11/1/2016Samuel ScottJames River15 lbs., 2 oz.40
11/21/2016Samuel ScottJames River23 lbs.40 1/2
11/26/2016Michael MinnickJames River43 3/4
11/27/2016James Gray Jr.New River42
11/28/2016Todd CannadayNew River45
12/5/2016Robert ChoiJames River41
12/5/2016Samuel ScottJames River32 lbs.48 1/2
12/11/2016Ron LordenNew River17 lbs., 12 oz.45
12/14/2016Paul CheekNew River42
12/19/2016Samuel ScottJames River17 lbs.40
12/28/2016David KincerJames River21 lbs., 4 oz.46 1/2
12/28/2016Gary HarmonRural Retreat Lake18 lbs., 8 oz.42 1/2
12/31/2016Ron LordenNew River18 lbs., 10 oz.42
12/31/2016Josh McGuireNew River48 1/2

Years Available

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