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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.

Striped Bass

Date of CatchAnglerWaterbodyWeightLength
1/1/2005William AnvenderSmith Mountain Lake20 lbs., 07 oz.
1/1/2005James WorrellLake Prince21 lbs., 12 oz.36
1/11/2005Mark YacobucciLake Anna20 lbs., 11 oz.
1/25/2005Alan ReidLake Gaston25 lbs.39
2/7/2005Gavin OwenBuggs Island Lake38 1/4
2/8/2005Rex SmithSmith Mountain Lake39
2/12/2005Cody PetersonLake Gaston25 lbs.37 1/2
2/20/2005Mike FowlerWaller Mill Reservoir25 lbs., 03 oz.41
3/6/2005Lacy BurnetteSmith Mountain Lake21 lbs.37
3/6/2005Samuel Bostwick, Jr.Claytor Lake30 lbs., 12 oz.39
3/18/2005Bray Diggs, IIILake Chesdin21 lbs., 15 oz.
3/20/2005Michael LewisLake Chesdin23 lbs.38 1/4
3/21/2005Brooks NoblePotomac River22 lbs.
3/25/2005Clifford Rudd, Jr.Smith Mountain Lake20 lbs.37 1/2
3/25/2005Ted Rawson, Sr.Lake Chesdin20 lbs., 08 oz.
3/26/2005David GilliamLake Anna37 3/4
4/2/2005Dwaine BowersPotomac River28 lbs., 06 oz.39 1/2
4/3/2005Dwaine BowersPotomac River32 lbs., 04 oz.41 1/4
4/6/2005Dwaine BowersPotomac River30 lbs., 14 oz.39 3/4
4/7/2005Gregory RifeNew River26 lbs.39 1/2
4/7/2005Dwaine BowersPotomac River22 lbs., 03 oz.37 1/4
4/7/2005Dwaine BowersPotomac River21 lbs., 02 oz.37
4/11/2005George ClarkBuggs Island Lake22 lbs.38
4/16/2005William Tolbert, Sr.Smith Mountain Lake37 1/2
4/18/2005Carlton Updike Jr.James River38 1/2
4/22/2005Kim BiggsLake Gaston22 lbs.
4/24/2005Robert AdkinsSmith Mountain Lake28 lbs., 05 oz.41
4/29/2005Matthew DrewrySmith Mountain Lake28 lbs., 04 oz.38
4/30/2005Loyd Thompson, Jr.Smith Mountain Lake23 lbs., 12 oz.37 1/2
5/5/2005Clyde Mahan, Sr.Appomattox River24 lbs.37 1/4
5/7/2005James ChampionLake Gaston22 lbs., 14 oz.37 1/2
5/8/2005Brooks NobleLake Anna39
5/8/2005James Nottingham, Jr.Smith Mountain Lake24 lbs., 11 oz.38
5/9/2005Larry BlankenshipClaytor Lake24 lbs.38 1/2
5/9/2005Ricky Tilley Jr.Smith Mountain Lake23 lbs., 15 oz.
5/10/2005Jimmy EppleyStaunton River21 lbs., 08 oz.37 1/4
5/10/2005Mack DoverSmith Mountain Lake37
5/26/2005Brooks NoblePotomac River38
5/31/2005Mike FowlerLittle Creek Reservoir21 lbs., 12 oz.40 1/2
6/11/2005Tony CainSmith Mountain Lake24 lbs., 08 oz.
6/19/2005Alan McDildaSmith Mountain Lake39 3/4
7/3/2005Alan McDildaSmith Mountain Lake38 1/4
7/6/2005Joseph RizerLake Prince20 lbs., 04 oz.37
7/9/2005William WeberLittle Creek Reservoir24 lbs.40
7/13/2005Austin BozeLake Prince21 lbs., 03 oz.37 1/2
7/22/2005Tracy SmithSmith Mountain Lake20 lbs.37
8/14/2005William WeberLittle Creek Reservoir22 lbs., 04 oz.37 1/2
8/21/2005Mike FowlerLittle Creek Reservoir37 1/2
8/22/2005Alan McDildaSmith Mountain Lake39 1/2
8/23/2005Mike FowlerLittle Creek Reservoir37 1/4
9/8/2005Alan McDildaSmith Mountain Lake38 1/4
9/17/2005Harvey Altice, Jr.Smith Mountain Lake38
10/1/2005William WeberLittle Creek Reservoir21 lbs., 08 oz.40
10/13/2005Lionel Williams, IIISmith Mountain Lake37 1/2
10/14/2005David BrownSmith Mountain Lake20 lbs.37 3/4
10/16/2005Thomas Woodward, Jr.Smith Mountain Lake37
10/19/2005Ray GoldstonSmith Mountain Lake38 1/2
10/21/2005Kenneth StoneLittle Creek Reservoir26 lbs., 03 oz.
10/23/2005Keith WilliamsLittle Creek Reservoir26 lbs., 12 oz.40
10/30/2005Paul Germain, IIISmith Mountain Lake22 lbs., 08 oz.40
11/18/2005Andrew HucekSmith Mountain Lake21 lbs.38 1/4
11/21/2005Dennis BoleySmith Mountain Lake37
12/10/2005Susan OverstreetClaytor Lake28 lbs.39
12/12/2005David StrouthSmith Mountain Lake22 lbs.39
12/17/2005Thomas WinePotomac River44 lbs., 04 oz.47

Years Available

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