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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.

Rock Bass

Date of CatchAnglerWaterbodyWeightLength
1/10/2009Jeremiah BunchNottoway River1 lbs., 04 oz.12
2/8/2009Chase JohnsonNottoway River1 lbs., 06 oz.
3/18/2009George BusoldLeesville Lake12
3/24/2009Carlos Thomas, Jr.Smith River1 lbs., 09 oz.13
4/17/2009Michael MarksMeherrin River12
4/27/2009Christopher Anderson, Sr.Smith Mountain Lake1 lbs., 04 oz.13
4/29/2009Earl Martin, IIINew River1 lbs., 08 oz.11 1/2
5/17/2009Jody HedrickSmith Mountain Lake1 lbs., 01 oz.12
5/24/2009William Hurley, IVNew River12 1/2
5/24/2009Joshua ClickNew River1 lbs., 01 oz.11 3/4
5/24/2009William HainesNew River1 lbs., 01 oz.11 1/2
5/25/2009Mark FergusonFalling River1 lbs., 09 oz.12
5/30/2009Drew PlasterChestnut Creek1 lbs., 04 oz.12 1/2
6/6/2009Benjamin ReedBeaverdam Swamp Reservoir15 1/2
6/13/2009Joshua ClickNew River1 lbs., 02 oz.12
7/11/2009Brian EpperleyNew River1 lbs.12
7/29/2009Clarence Clark All Other Waters1 lbs., 04 oz.12 1/4
8/17/2009Jeremiah BunchNottoway River1 lbs., 02 oz.11 1/4
8/28/2009Jarrett CosnerPrivate Pond12
8/28/2009Jarod MannPound River1 lbs.12
9/7/2009Richard WolfordNottoway River1 lbs., 09 oz.11 1/2
9/24/2009Tyler DodsonLittle River13 1/2

Years Available

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