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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
1/15/2012Daniel PembertonChain Pickerel24 3/4
2/3/2012Michael McGheeLargemouth Bass23
2/6/2012Robert Weagley Jr.Blue Catfish43 lbs., 8 oz.43 1/4
2/10/2012Chip HudsonYellow Perch1 lbs., 6 oz.13
2/14/2012Brian EcksteinBlue Catfish50 lbs.45 1/2
2/23/2012Brian EcksteinBlue Catfish38 1/4
2/23/2012Brian EcksteinBlue Catfish37 lbs.40
2/26/2012Jesse HopkinsYellow Perch1 lbs., 10 oz.13 1/2
2/27/2012Michael PadgettYellow Perch12 1/2
2/27/2012Michael PadgettYellow Perch12 1/4
2/28/2012Roy AllenYellow Perch1 lbs., 1 oz.12 3/4
3/1/2012Gene Shannon Jr.Yellow Perch1 lbs., 5 oz.
3/4/2012Christopher HarrellYellow Perch12
3/4/2012Christopher HarrellBowfin30 1/2
3/4/2012Christopher HarrellYellow Perch12 1/2
3/7/2012Michael PadgettYellow Perch1 lbs., 4 oz.12 1/4
3/8/2012Brian EcksteinBlue Catfish42 lbs.43
3/11/2012Tyler ArmitageYellow Perch12
3/11/2012Jesse MitchellYellow Perch12
3/11/2012Christopher HarrellYellow Perch12
3/11/2012Christopher HarrellYellow Perch12 1/4
3/11/2012Christopher HarrellYellow Perch12
3/12/2012S. Andrew LunsfordBlue Catfish55 lbs.
3/13/2012Ethan HueyChain Pickerel24 1/4
3/17/2012Jason HorrellBlue Catfish47 lbs., 15 oz.45 1/2
3/18/2012Corey HoweBlue Catfish35 lbs., 12 oz.40 1/2
3/18/2012Barkley LewisYellow Perch12 1/2
3/23/2012William FullertonBlue Catfish48 lbs., 12 oz.48
4/1/2012William WoodsBlue Catfish53 lbs.44
4/2/2012Jacob HardyBlue Catfish36 lbs.38
4/3/2012Steven SouthardBlue Catfish39
4/3/2012Steven SouthardBlue Catfish31 lbs.41
4/3/2012Samuel WynnLargemouth Bass22 1/2
4/7/2012Curtis Katschman, Jr.Blue Catfish38 1/4
4/7/2012Jeffrey McGuireBlue Catfish46 1/2
4/21/2012James DykeLargemouth Bass22
4/24/2012Emmitt JohnsonBlue Catfish43
4/25/2012Christie ChambersGar14 lbs., 2 oz.
4/26/2012Wesley Chambers, Jr.Blue Catfish33 lbs.40
5/17/2012Robert NiemelaGar12 lbs., 5 oz.44
5/20/2012Georgia ParrishSunfish11
5/26/2012Robert LeeYellow Perch13 1/4
5/28/2012Matthew TateChain Pickerel24 3/4
6/3/2012Ricky Ladd, Jr.Sunfish1 lbs., 1 oz.
6/30/2012Thomas RigneyBlue Catfish41 1/4
7/7/2012Daniel Rigney, Sr.Blue Catfish31 lbs.40 1/2
7/13/2012Joseph DeLaigleChannel Catfish20 lbs.36
7/15/2012Robert FosterLargemouth Bass22 3/4
7/15/2012Joshua DeMauryLargemouth Bass22 1/4
8/12/2012Karri IngramGar43
8/12/2012Karri IngramGar40
9/8/2012Karri IngramGar47
9/10/2012Daniel GearhartBlue Catfish42 lbs.42
9/10/2012Robert GearhartBlue Catfish44 lbs.42
9/11/2012Robert GearhartBlue Catfish75 lbs.49
9/11/2012Daniel GearhartBlue Catfish40 lbs.41
9/15/2012Kyle WoodlandLargemouth Bass22 1/4
9/30/2012Daniel Rigney, Sr.Blue Catfish46 lbs.43
10/17/2012Christopher DeanChain Pickerel4 lbs.25
10/24/2012David WheelbargerYellow Perch12 1/4
11/12/2012John BangitBlue Catfish49 lbs., 3 oz.44
11/20/2012Thomas JonesBlue Catfish45 lbs.
11/30/2012Michael MayerBlue Catfish44
12/8/2012Marshall NixonBlue Catfish40 lbs., 4 oz.
12/24/2012Gregory HicksBlue Catfish30 lbs.40
12/30/2012Gregory HicksBlue Catfish34 lbs.39
12/30/2012Gregory HicksBlue Catfish39 lbs.41

Years Available

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