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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.


Date of CatchAnglerSpeciesWeightLength
4/2/2016Matthew KeenSmallmouth Bass21
4/30/2016Chase MaysSmallmouth Bass20 1/2
5/14/2016John OenBrook Trout2 lbs., 15 oz.17 3/4
6/25/2016Ricky SamuelsSmallmouth Bass20
7/16/2016Ricky SamuelsSmallmouth Bass20
8/13/2016Drake MaidenSmallmouth Bass21
8/27/2016Ricky SamuelsSmallmouth Bass20
9/10/2016Ricky SamuelsSmallmouth Bass3 lbs., 14 oz.21 3/4
9/17/2016Michael BelcherSmallmouth Bass21
10/13/2016Ricky SamuelsSmallmouth Bass20
11/17/2016Ricky SamuelsSmallmouth Bass20
11/18/2016George Best, Jr.Blue Catfish36 lbs., 11 oz.38

Years Available

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