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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
1/8/2012Pamela HollandSmith Mountain Lake21 lbs., 6 oz.
1/30/2012Frank SchmittSmith Mountain Lake37
2/2/2012Wayne CoxSmith Mountain Lake22 lbs.38
2/7/2012Gary DunkumWaller Mill Reservoir20 lbs., 13 oz.39
2/13/2012Stephen NagelSmith Mountain Lake37 1/2
2/13/2012Macky MaySmith Mountain Lake37
2/15/2012Terry MarkhamSmith Mountain Lake25 lbs., 4 oz.42
2/18/2012Joel BrownLake Gaston24 lbs.37
2/18/2012Stephen NagelSmith Mountain Lake37
2/29/2012Barry HunterNew River23 lbs.38
3/4/2012Brandon WaidJames River32 lbs.44
3/13/2012Christopher LantzSmith Mountain Lake38 1/2
3/17/2012John Robertson Sr.Little Creek Reservoir22 lbs., 4 oz.41
3/18/2012Michael LechleidnerSmith Mountain Lake20 lbs., 12 oz.38 1/2
3/25/2012Christopher WhiteJames River26 lbs.42 1/4
4/1/2012Rudolph Modelfino, Jr.James River37
4/1/2012Daniel LeechJames River35 lbs.42
4/1/2012David BrownLake Prince39 1/4
4/2/2012Grant AlvisJames River42 1/4
4/3/2012Ralph BartonSmith Mountain Lake37
4/4/2012Travis PatsellSmith Mountain Lake20 lbs.37
4/5/2012Debra BlankenshipJames River26 lbs.39
4/7/2012Gabriel PriceSmith Mountain Lake20 lbs.37 1/4
4/12/2012Craig RasmussonLake Anna21 lbs.
4/12/2012Darian BrownJames River31 lbs.40 1/4
4/13/2012Thomas BalestrieriPotomac River32 lbs.36
4/14/2012Mike FarmerLeesville Lake20 lbs., 8 oz.37 1/4
4/14/2012Kevin LesserPotomac River46 lbs.46
4/15/2012Robert ShortSmith Mountain Lake22 lbs., 8 oz.38 1/2
4/16/2012Darian BrownJames River20 lbs.39 1/2
4/20/2012Darian BrownJames River21 lbs.38
4/27/2012Elizabeth ArmentroutSmith Mountain Lake38 lbs., 7 oz.49
4/27/2012David CliftonSmith Mountain Lake38
4/28/2012William Wood Jr.Smith Mountain Lake23 lbs., 10 oz.
4/30/2012Jacob RothgebSmith Mountain Lake37 1/2
5/3/2012Jacob RothgebSmith Mountain Lake21 lbs., 6 oz.35 1/2
5/4/2012Thomas GerakarisSmith Mountain Lake42 lbs., 14 oz.46 1/4
5/5/2012Mitzi WilliamsSmith Mountain Lake37
5/13/2012James Briggs Jr.Lake Gaston22 lbs., 3 oz.34 1/2
5/19/2012Thomas ShapcottSmith Mountain Lake37
5/22/2012Michael BendzusSmith Mountain Lake37 1/2
5/27/2012Danny WallsBlackwater River19 lbs.37 1/4
6/4/2012William Phillips, Jr.Smith Mountain Lake21 lbs.37 1/2
6/5/2012Bryan MartinSmith Mountain Lake24 lbs.37
6/5/2012Timothy CreechSmith Mountain Lake21 lbs.36
6/5/2012Travis PatsellSmith Mountain Lake22 lbs.38
6/13/2012Louis MilesClaytor Lake25 lbs., 5 oz.41 3/4
6/16/2012Jake ReynoldsLeesville Lake24 lbs., 2 oz.38
6/18/2012Archie ThorntonClaytor Lake20 lbs.38
6/19/2012Fred DoveSmith Mountain Lake37 1/4
6/22/2012Fred DoveSmith Mountain Lake37 1/2
6/27/2012Rebecca ClevengerSmith Mountain Lake22 lbs., 8 oz.38 1/2
7/17/2012Jeffery LovingClaytor Lake24 lbs., 2 oz.38 1/2
7/17/2012Jeffery LovingClaytor Lake29 lbs., 2 oz.38 1/2
7/18/2012Christopher Sigmon Jr.Smith Mountain Lake19 lbs., 13 oz.37 3/4
7/23/2012Cynthia MabryClaytor Lake24 lbs., 8 oz.39 1/2
7/26/2012Richard MillarSmith Mountain Lake22 lbs.39
8/3/2012Dennis CollinsSmith Mountain Lake20 lbs., 3 oz.37
8/9/2012Walter Hogle, Jr.Smith Mountain Lake28 lbs., 8 oz.39
8/22/2012Jeffery LovingClaytor Lake21 lbs., 1 oz.38
8/22/2012Jeffery LovingClaytor Lake23 lbs., 3 oz.41
9/11/2012Robert ScruggsSmith Mountain Lake37
9/24/2012Larry SmithSmith Mountain Lake21 lbs., 2 oz.39
10/6/2012Bobby SmithSmith Mountain Lake35 lbs.42
10/9/2012David BurnetteSmith Mountain Lake37 1/2
10/15/2012Joseph Coppedge, Sr.Smith Mountain Lake37
11/21/2012Gerald SlaughterSmith Mountain Lake37 1/2
11/22/2012Michael FanningSmith Mountain Lake23 lbs., 9 oz.37 3/4
11/28/2012Joe Burwell, Sr.Smith Mountain Lake20 lbs.38
12/8/2012Ronald Wilson, Jr.Smith Mountain Lake39 1/4
12/12/2012Jacob ThomassonBuggs Island Lake24 lbs.39
12/19/2012Jacob ThomassonBuggs Island Lake24 lbs.39
12/25/2012Joe Burwell, Sr.Smith Mountain Lake20 lbs.37
12/31/2012Charles Davis, Jr.Smith Mountain Lake20 lbs.37 1/2

Years Available

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