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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.

White Bass

Date of CatchAnglerWaterbodyWeightLength
3/17/2008Johnathan OverstreetSmith Mountain Lake3 lbs., 15 oz.18
3/30/2008Robert BennettSmith Mountain Lake3 lbs., 6 oz.19 1/2
4/5/2008Steve PriceBuggs Island Lake2 lbs., 13 oz.17 3/4
4/12/2008Paul WrayBuggs Island Lake3 lbs., 03 oz.18 3/4
4/20/2008Joshua PowellBannister River2 lbs., 09 oz.
4/22/2008Gary HarmonNew River18
10/12/2008Anthony SmithLeesville Lake4 lbs., 03 oz.19 1/4

Years Available

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