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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
1/6/2008Robert ScruggsSmith Mountain Lake21 lbs., 08 oz.42
1/6/2008Jerry KrebsClaytor Lake27 lbs., 15 oz.37 1/2
1/8/2008Davy DillonSmith Mountain Lake37 1/2
1/8/2008Charles HowarthSmith Mountain Lake37 1/4
1/12/2008David OwensSmith Mountain Lake25 lbs., 06 oz.42
1/13/2008Mike FowlerWaller Mill Reservoir20 lbs., 04 oz.
1/15/2008John NovitskySmith Mountain Lake37 1/4
2/3/2008Macky MaySmith Mountain Lake26 lbs., 09 oz.40
2/5/2008Carlos BrownSmith Mountain Lake21 lbs.37 1/4
2/12/2008John Shoffner, Jr.Smith Mountain Lake38 1/2
2/15/2008Jesse Saunders Jr.Smith Mountain Lake42
2/17/2008Mike FowlerWaller Mill Reservoir24 lbs., 07 oz.38 1/2
2/19/2008Ray GoldstonSmith Mountain Lake31 lbs., 11 oz.42 3/4
3/3/2008Michael WaltsJames River41 lbs.42
3/9/2008Travis PatsellSmith Mountain Lake21 lbs.38
3/10/2008Glenn GardnerClaytor Lake21 lbs.
3/10/2008Glenn GardnerClaytor Lake26 lbs., 14 oz.41 1/2
3/11/2008Dodd JonesLeesville Lake20 lbs.37
3/21/2008Glen MouserJames River40
3/21/2008Jason RatcliffClaytor Lake24 lbs., 08 oz.38 1/2
3/22/2008John GoulaitRappahannock River38 1/4
3/26/2008Abby AllenJames River23 lbs.37
3/29/2008Dudley BurnettChickahominy River50 lbs.50
4/2/2008Timothy CreechSmith Mountain Lake22 lbs.36
4/3/2008William NicarJames River23 lbs.37 1/2
4/3/2008Virgilio OrtizJames River24 lbs., 08 oz.42
4/11/2008Jackie Pugh, Jr.Smith Mountain Lake38 1/4
4/12/2008Dave BedardRappahannock River44
4/14/2008Patrick SnellingsRappahannock River37
4/16/2008Kim BiggsLake Gaston25 lbs., 12 oz.39
4/17/2008Thomas GraySmith Mountain Lake37 1/2
4/18/2008Mitchell HopkinsJames River36 lbs., 08 oz.45
4/19/2008Matthew MullinsClaytor Lake25 lbs., 06 oz.39
4/19/2008James Cale, IISmith Mountain Lake37 1/4
4/19/2008Wesley DonivanJames River20 lbs.37 1/2
4/20/2008Michael MarshLeesville Lake20 lbs., 12 oz.38
4/21/2008Ronnie PhillipsJames River30 lbs.40
4/23/2008William Kost, Jr.Smith Mountain Lake37 1/4
4/23/2008Thomas GraySmith Mountain Lake25 lbs., 03 oz.41
4/24/2008Robert WellsSmith Mountain Lake20 lbs., 02 oz.37 3/4
4/25/2008Paul Ferguson Jr.Smith Mountain Lake22 lbs.37
4/27/2008Brian HoganSmith Mountain Lake20 lbs.37 1/2
4/29/2008Gary HarmonClaytor Lake37
5/2/2008Thomas GraySmith Mountain Lake33 lbs.44
5/6/2008Macky MaySmith Mountain Lake27 lbs., 12 oz.41
5/6/2008James WeaklandSmith Mountain Lake25 lbs., 06 oz.40
5/7/2008Burnett FauverSmith Mountain Lake20 lbs., 05 oz.39
5/15/2008Douglas BiggsLake Gaston20 lbs.34 1/2
5/20/2008Mike SustekSmith Mountain Lake37 1/2
5/28/2008Lee LasherSmith Mountain Lake37 1/4
5/29/2008Ronnie CookeSmith Mountain Lake22 lbs., 02 oz.39 1/4
6/1/2008William HainesNew River20 lbs., 01 oz.39 1/2
6/1/2008Peggy WellsSmith Mountain Lake22 lbs., 08 oz.40
6/5/2008Myrl Blevins, Sr.Claytor Lake22 lbs., 04 oz.38 1/2
6/7/2008Chris JusticeSmith Mountain Lake38
6/9/2008Jerry BryantSmith Mountain Lake37
6/15/2008Troy DunnLeesville Lake21 lbs., 12 oz.39
6/15/2008James Clifton Jr.Claytor Lake21 lbs.38 1/2
6/19/2008Don RedfordSmith Mountain Lake37
6/20/2008Glenda AlbertSmith Mountain Lake29 lbs., 08 oz.38
6/22/2008Steve SouthwickSmith Mountain Lake37
6/25/2008Howard SimpkinsClaytor Lake22 lbs.37
6/26/2008William WeberLittle Creek Reservoir31 lbs., 10 oz.41
6/29/2008Mike FowlerLittle Creek Reservoir24 lbs., 01 oz.40 1/2
7/1/2008Derek MayhewSmith Mountain Lake29 lbs.41 1/2
7/6/2008Bryce YoungSmith Mountain Lake24 lbs.42
8/7/2008Robert WellsSmith Mountain Lake21 lbs., 11 oz.39
8/7/2008Matthew CrushSmith Mountain Lake21 lbs., 08 oz.39
8/22/2008Mark KieferSmith Mountain Lake37
8/30/2008Morgan LeftwichSmith Mountain Lake37 1/2
9/1/2008Stacy HedrickSmith Mountain Lake37
9/27/2008Cecil Welcher, Sr.Smith Mountain Lake21 lbs., 07 oz.37 1/2
10/4/2008David ClarkSmith Mountain Lake21 lbs., 08 oz.39
10/16/2008Walt Reddick, Jr.Roanoke River21 lbs., 08 oz.40
10/18/2008Christopher BeckSmith Mountain Lake24 lbs., 08 oz.40
11/2/2008Tracy DevaneySmith Mountain Lake20 lbs.34
11/5/2008Lacy BurnetteSmith Mountain Lake23 lbs.40 1/2
11/23/2008Troy DunnLeesville Lake46 lbs.44
12/6/2008Ronald Jessup, Sr.James River20 lbs.36
12/19/2008Steven McCauleyJames River38
12/24/2008Ian RigneyLeesville Lake22 lbs., 10 oz.38
12/29/2008William Simpson, IIIPotomac River50 lbs.49
12/30/2008John Forstner, IIIChickahominy River23 lbs.37 1/4
12/31/2008Daniel BussjaegerSmith Mountain Lake28 lbs.40

Years Available

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