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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.


Date of CatchAnglerSpeciesWeightLength
1/3/2009James ToddBlue Catfish39 lbs., 08 oz.
1/4/2009Joshua PritchettBlue Catfish55 lbs.44
1/4/2009Joshua PritchettBlue Catfish42 lbs., 05 oz.43
1/4/2009Benjamin HillBlue Catfish41 lbs.
1/31/2009Matthew MoodyYellow Perch1 lbs., 04 oz.13
2/1/2009Matthew MoodyBlue Catfish35
2/7/2009Mark WoodCrappie2 lbs., 01 oz.15
2/7/2009Raymond Hevener Jr.Yellow Perch12
2/7/2009Raymond Hevener Jr.Yellow Perch12
2/7/2009Raymond Hevener Jr.Yellow Perch12
2/7/2009Alphonso SellersYellow Perch12 1/4
2/13/2009Scott DavisYellow Perch12 1/4
2/13/2009Scott DavisYellow Perch12
2/18/2009John NicholsonYellow Perch1 lbs., 04 oz.12 1/2
2/18/2009John NicholsonYellow Perch12
2/24/2009Paul FarkasYellow Perch12 1/2
2/25/2009Michael WillnerBlue Catfish60 lbs.47
2/27/2009Scott DavisYellow Perch1 lbs., 04 oz.13
3/6/2009Paul FarkasYellow Perch12
3/6/2009Frank Brewer, Jr.Blue Catfish58 lbs., 08 oz.44 1/2
3/7/2009Charles StanleyYellow Perch12
3/8/2009Richard Sutton, Sr.Blue Catfish38 1/2
3/8/2009Richard Sutton, Sr.Blue Catfish39 1/4
3/8/2009Richard Sutton, Sr.Blue Catfish41
3/8/2009Richard Sutton, Sr.Blue Catfish44
3/16/2009Gerald Baker, Sr.Crappie2 lbs., 08 oz.
3/18/2009Elwood HallYellow Perch12 1/2
3/18/2009John NicholsonYellow Perch12
3/21/2009Tyler ArmitageYellow Perch12
3/21/2009Alphonso BatemanBlue Catfish36 lbs., 11 oz.41 1/2
3/21/2009Gregory HicksBlue Catfish38
3/21/2009Kyle MadoreBlue Catfish45 lbs.43
3/23/2009Gerald Baker, Sr.Crappie2 lbs., 03 oz.
3/28/2009Matthew SmolnikBlue Catfish39 lbs., 08 oz.41
3/28/2009Jason LingorYellow Perch12 1/2
3/29/2009Ronald HarbertsBlue Catfish42 1/4
4/4/2009Thomas RitchieBowfin10 lbs.30
4/5/2009Norman BarlowYellow Perch13 3/4
4/10/2009Jack LeeGar43 1/2
4/13/2009Daniel WardBlue Catfish38 1/2
4/18/2009Gary SpencerCrappie2 lbs., 09 oz.16 1/2
4/18/2009Jeremiah DillGar11 lbs., 14 oz.42
4/18/2009Walter Hawthorne, IIIBlue Catfish30 lbs.38 1/2
4/19/2009Justin MitchellBlue Catfish30 lbs., 08 oz.39 1/2
4/20/2009Kevin SuthardBlue Catfish42 lbs., 15 oz.48
4/21/2009Chad SimpsonBlue Catfish32 lbs., 08 oz.
4/21/2009Chad SimpsonBlue Catfish30 lbs., 04 oz.
4/22/2009Chad SimpsonBowfin11 lbs., 07 oz.
4/22/2009Chad SimpsonBlue Catfish35 lbs., 01 oz.
4/22/2009Chad SimpsonBlue Catfish50 lbs.
4/24/2009Jackie PowellYellow Perch12 1/4
4/24/2009Eric BennettCrappie15 1/2
4/24/2009John Harris, Jr.Yellow Perch13
4/27/2009Wesley Chambers, Jr.Blue Catfish47 lbs.
4/28/2009Emmitt JohnsonBlue Catfish38
4/28/2009Kenneth WaltonBlue Catfish42 lbs.46 1/2
4/28/2009Ronald HarbertsLargemouth Bass22 1/4
4/30/2009Thomas SwantonGar14 lbs.47
4/30/2009Perry BorchGar10 lbs.40 1/2
4/30/2009Donnie Perkinson, Sr.Yellow Perch13 1/4
5/6/2009Robert Tench, IIIChain Pickerel24 1/4
5/10/2009William PalenskiYellow Perch13
5/14/2009John TrammelYellow Perch12
5/15/2009Gerald Baker, Sr.Gar41
5/16/2009Reginald WittYellow Perch1 lbs., 06 oz.12 1/2
5/16/2009Matthew LandryYellow Perch12 1/4
5/16/2009Chance WittYellow Perch1 lbs., 04 oz.12 1/4
5/30/2009Jason ButlerGar40
6/6/2009John WaltonYellow Perch16
6/7/2009Barry TuckerYellow Perch13
6/13/2009Barry TuckerYellow Perch12 1/2
6/13/2009Barry TuckerYellow Perch13
6/20/2009Jonathan TuckerYellow Perch13
6/27/2009David WaltonYellow Perch13
7/4/2009Pete LongBlue Catfish38 1/2
7/8/2009Jerry Davis, Jr.Blue Catfish28 lbs.40 1/4
7/9/2009Jerry Swearengin, Sr.Chain Pickerel24 1/2
7/17/2009Michael FrancisGar13 lbs.43
7/18/2009Kenneth OtteGar11 lbs.40 1/2
7/26/2009Hunter TuckerYellow Perch12
7/26/2009Ricky MeachamBlue Catfish46 lbs., 05 oz.42
8/1/2009Dylan TaylorChain Pickerel24 3/4
8/3/2009Albert RichersonGar11 lbs.44 1/2
8/7/2009Andrew BowerBlue Catfish34 lbs.42 1/2
8/8/2009James HaislipBlue Catfish71 lbs.50
8/10/2009Josh MitchellBlue Catfish42 1/2
8/15/2009Richard BeardBlue Catfish38 lbs.40
8/20/2009Darian BrownGar40
8/26/2009V. Justin FridleyGar14 lbs., 08 oz.46
8/29/2009William DavidsonBlue Catfish48 1/2
8/29/2009Ronald BeshearsBlue Catfish40
9/18/2009Ronnie KnicleyYellow Perch1 lbs., 05 oz.12 1/4
9/26/2009John StanleyBlue Catfish36 1/4
9/26/2009John StanleyBlue Catfish32 lbs., 02 oz.
10/9/2009Chantal BalashBlue Catfish45 lbs.44 1/2
10/19/2009Don CrumpackerBlue Catfish42 lbs., 08 oz.44
10/22/2009V. Cal BreedenBlue Catfish33 lbs.
10/31/2009Michael McGheeYellow Perch13 1/2
11/16/2009Jacob SheetsBlue Catfish38
11/18/2009James York, Jr.Chain Pickerel24
11/21/2009Jacob LowryYellow Perch12 1/2
11/22/2009James Tomasek, Jr.Blue Catfish39
12/7/2009Jaime FoggBlue Catfish55 lbs., 08 oz.
12/20/2009William TrautmanBlue Catfish52 lbs.46 1/2

Years Available

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