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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
1/16/2019Richard Flippen Jr.Smith Mountain Lake22 lbs., 8 oz.38
1/17/2019Kenneth Blankenship IIClaytor Lake20 lbs., 13 oz.36 1/4
2/4/2019Jimmy WatkinsClaytor Lake38
2/10/2019Joe Burwell, Sr.Smith Mountain Lake20 lbs.37
2/19/2019Glenn HudlerSmith Mountain Lake38
2/21/2019Joe Burwell, Sr.Smith Mountain Lake20 lbs.40
2/26/2019Macky MaySmith Mountain Lake37 3/4
3/12/2019Ronnie LindseyClaytor Lake21 lbs., 12 oz.37
3/13/2019Jody DraperSmith Mountain Lake31 lbs.39 1/4
3/21/2019Michael Unrue, Jr.Smith Mountain Lake25 lbs.38
3/29/2019James WeberSmith Mountain Lake20 lbs.37 1/2
3/30/2019Jennifer WilliamsSmith Mountain Lake22 lbs., 4 oz.40 1/4
3/30/2019Paul HollenbachJames River50 lbs.48
4/2/2019Bradley LynchSmith Mountain Lake37
4/4/2019Peggy EllerLake Gaston20 lbs., 14 oz.35
4/6/2019Preston QuesenberryLeesville Lake20 lbs., 2 oz.37 1/2
4/9/2019Gene Jenkins, Jr.Smith Mountain Lake21 lbs., 4 oz.37 1/2
4/18/2019Craig FarishSmith Mountain Lake30 lbs.41
4/19/2019Jacob BrookshierSmith Mountain Lake40
5/16/2019John RobbinsLittle Creek Reservoir22 lbs., 5 oz.39
5/18/2019John RobbinsLittle Creek Reservoir34 lbs., 15 oz.44
5/23/2019John JonesSmith Mountain Lake18 lbs.38
5/28/2019Matthew HottSmith Mountain Lake22 lbs., 3 oz.39
5/30/2019Michael CardoneSmith Mountain Lake19 lbs.37
6/7/2019Macky MaySmith Mountain Lake20 lbs.37 1/2
6/15/2019Allison BurgessSmith Mountain Lake22 lbs.37 1/2
6/22/2019Robert BrodearSmith Mountain Lake20 lbs.37 1/4
6/23/2019Timmy SchmitzSmith Mountain Lake21 lbs.37
6/23/2019Jeffery Williams Jr.Smith Mountain Lake37
7/5/2019Matt DavisSmith Mountain Lake20 lbs., 5 oz.38
7/9/2019Joshua CashSmith Mountain Lake20 lbs.38
7/18/2019Grayson HeinemanSmith Mountain Lake19 lbs.37 1/4
7/24/2019Gregory BurnetteStaunton River41
7/28/2019Timothy ReynoldsSmith Mountain Lake22 lbs., 6 oz.38 1/2
7/28/2019Matthew HottSmith Mountain Lake22 lbs.37 1/4
8/6/2019Stephen PellegrinoSmith Mountain Lake21 lbs., 12 oz.38
8/12/2019Susan HohenbrinkSmith Mountain Lake22 lbs.39
8/19/2019Michael PughSmith Mountain Lake19 lbs.37 1/2
8/25/2019Jeffrey SmithSmith Mountain Lake19 lbs.37 1/2
8/26/2019Robert CliftonSmith Mountain Lake17 lbs.37
8/28/2019Gerald MartinSmith Mountain Lake25 lbs., 6 oz.38 1/2
9/14/2019Richard DietzSmith Mountain Lake20 lbs., 1 oz.40 1/4
9/20/2019Daniel FryeSmith Mountain Lake20 lbs., 10 oz.38 1/2
9/29/2019John CovingtonSmith Mountain Lake18 lbs.37
10/19/2019Martin FryeSmith Mountain Lake20 lbs., 4 oz.39
11/13/2019Weston HartmanSmith Mountain Lake37
12/6/2019Daniel DickersonSmith Mountain Lake22 lbs., 7 oz.38 1/2

Years Available

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