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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
1/3/2016James Gray Jr.Muskellunge16 lbs., 9 oz.42
1/3/2016Ron LordenMuskellunge25 lbs., 9 oz.47 1/2
1/8/2016Michael ColemanMuskellunge40
1/9/2016William GallimoreWalleye28
1/10/2016James Gray Jr.Muskellunge22 lbs., 6 oz.45
1/10/2016James Gray Jr.Muskellunge26 lbs., 3 oz.48
2/20/2016Paul CheekMuskellunge42
3/6/2016Benton BoydMuskellunge40
3/8/2016John Garland Jr.Muskellunge38 lbs.47 1/2
3/10/2016Todd CannadayMuskellunge43
3/11/2016Stephen MiklandricBrook Trout2 lbs., 9 oz.19 3/4
3/12/2016Stephen MiklandricWalleye6 lbs., 12 oz.28
3/12/2016Ron LordenMuskellunge21 lbs., 4 oz.45
3/18/2016V. Scott ShonhorWalleye25 1/2
3/19/2016Daniel PattersonWalleye26
3/23/2016Kenneth AshleyMuskellunge41
3/24/2016James Pugh, JrSmallmouth Bass21 1/2
3/26/2016Terry McCormackWalleye9 lbs.26
3/29/2016Jeffery WarterSmallmouth Bass21
4/2/2016Triston HollandMuskellunge15 lbs., 11 oz.41
4/3/2016Scott HeinzSmallmouth Bass21 1/2
4/4/2016Scott HeinzSmallmouth Bass21 1/4
4/4/2016Scott HeinzSmallmouth Bass21 3/4
4/5/2016Scott WawnerSmallmouth Bass20 1/2
4/5/2016Scott HeinzSmallmouth Bass22
4/6/2016Hao XueSmallmouth Bass22
4/11/2016Charles BarnesSmallmouth Bass20
4/16/2016Franklin Graham Jr.Smallmouth Bass21
4/16/2016Chase TannerSmallmouth Bass5 lbs., 4 oz.20 1/2
4/19/2016Alvin GillespieSmallmouth Bass20 1/2
4/20/2016Kai Wu HuangSmallmouth Bass21
4/23/2016Madelyn HanshewSmallmouth Bass22
4/23/2016Dustin ChristianSmallmouth Bass4 lbs., 5 oz.20 1/4
4/26/2016David WorkSmallmouth Bass5 lbs.24
4/28/2016Chris HarrisonSmallmouth Bass6 lbs.23
4/29/2016Michael PettyCarp25 lbs.36
5/1/2016Pak BurgerSmallmouth Bass5 lbs., 5 oz.20
5/2/2016Kenneth SmithSmallmouth Bass22
5/3/2016Charles BeggerowSmallmouth Bass4 lbs., 11 oz.22
5/5/2016Allen HarmanSmallmouth Bass5 lbs., 8 oz.22
5/6/2016Tom Browder Jr.Smallmouth Bass5 lbs.22
5/7/2016George ToltonSmallmouth Bass21
5/7/2016Scott DeffenbaughSmallmouth Bass5 lbs.22 1/2
5/10/2016Michael PettyMuskellunge16 lbs.40
5/12/2016Paul CheekCarp36 1/2
5/12/2016Christopher SpencerSmallmouth Bass20
5/13/2016R. lukas LyallSmallmouth Bass22 1/2
5/14/2016John Hoffman Jr.Muskellunge20 lbs.41
5/14/2016Edward Knight IIISmallmouth Bass5 lbs.20 1/4
5/14/2016Tony PhippsCarp20 lbs., 9 oz.34 1/2
5/15/2016Christopher LordenMuskellunge40 1/2
5/16/2016Michael VaughanSmallmouth Bass20
5/16/2016Paul CheekCarp37
5/18/2016Charles Goldsmith, Jr.Muskellunge42 1/4
5/20/2016Edward LawtonMuskellunge27 lbs.48
5/24/2016John ChermakSmallmouth Bass20 1/2
5/25/2016Reed MillerMuskellunge16 lbs.36
5/28/2016Richard HavensMuskellunge20 lbs.43
5/30/2016Jesse FrazierRainbow Trout22 1/2
6/4/2016Brenda BiasMuskellunge43
6/4/2016Tommy HughesSmallmouth Bass22
6/4/2016Tommy HughesMuskellunge15 lbs., 2 oz.41
6/9/2016Ben Davenport Jr.Smallmouth Bass21
6/10/2016Christopher RhoadesMuskellunge18 lbs.40 1/2
6/11/2016Joseph RhoadesMuskellunge12 lbs., 6 oz.41
6/16/2016Darren ViarsSmallmouth Bass4 lbs., 7 oz.21 3/4
6/16/2016Earl Martin, IIISmallmouth Bass3 lbs., 9 oz.20 1/2
6/19/2016Conir ColemanSmallmouth Bass5 lbs.22 1/4
6/19/2016Charles KiddSmallmouth Bass5 lbs., 1 oz.22 1/2
6/20/2016Christopher RhoadesMuskellunge37 lbs., 5 oz.53 1/2
6/25/2016Repp Lambert IISmallmouth Bass21 1/4
6/28/2016James Pearman Jr.Smallmouth Bass20 1/2
6/30/2016Earl Martin, IIIMuskellunge13 lbs., 8 oz.42 1/2
7/2/2016Christopher RhoadesMuskellunge15 lbs.40
7/2/2016Troy LinvilleMuskellunge45 1/2
7/3/2016Earl Martin, IIIMuskellunge11 lbs., 10 oz.40 1/2
7/5/2016Earl Martin, IIISmallmouth Bass4 lbs., 2 oz.20 1/4
7/8/2016Jackson EnglandSmallmouth Bass4 lbs., 2 oz.21
7/8/2016Tyler JustusSmallmouth Bass21
7/9/2016Ronald CecileSmallmouth Bass21
7/10/2016Michael RichardsonSmallmouth Bass20
7/10/2016William CookSmallmouth Bass20
7/16/2016Casey RhoadesSmallmouth Bass20
7/18/2016Alvin GillespieMuskellunge42
7/19/2016Carles ArnoldSmallmouth Bass20 1/2
7/22/2016Christopher RhoadesMuskellunge23 lbs., 6 oz.42 3/4
7/22/2016Christopher WolfordSmallmouth Bass20 1/2
7/23/2016Amber YeattsSmallmouth Bass22
7/23/2016David HeiskellMuskellunge15 lbs.40 1/2
7/25/2016Bryan SayersFlathead Catfish38 lbs.42
7/29/2016James BradleySmallmouth Bass20 3/4
7/30/2016Ronald CecileSmallmouth Bass20
7/31/2016James Gray Jr.Muskellunge15 lbs., 8 oz.40 1/4
8/9/2016Charles Goldsmith, Jr.Smallmouth Bass21
8/11/2016Alvin GillespieMuskellunge40 1/2
8/11/2016Michael CalerSmallmouth Bass5 lbs., 10 oz.21 3/4
8/16/2016David HeiskellMuskellunge16 lbs.41 1/2
8/19/2016Christopher ElswickMuskellunge25 lbs.45
8/25/2016Todd CannadayMuskellunge40
8/25/2016James BradleySmallmouth Bass22
8/29/2016Timothy DixonSmallmouth Bass20
8/29/2016Guy ArnoldSmallmouth Bass20
9/6/2016Reed HaubertSmallmouth Bass4 lbs., 5 oz.21
9/10/2016Benton BoydSmallmouth Bass20
9/16/2016Dakota WrightMuskellunge40 1/2
9/17/2016Eric CockerhamSmallmouth Bass3 lbs., 6 oz.20
9/17/2016Jane MorganSmallmouth Bass4 lbs.20 1/4
9/19/2016Carles ArnoldSmallmouth Bass20
9/21/2016Roger DaltonFlathead Catfish33 lbs.40
9/23/2016Jack SchmidtSmallmouth Bass21
10/5/2016Scott HeinzSmallmouth Bass4 lbs.20 1/2
10/9/2016George IngeSmallmouth Bass22
10/20/2016Franklin Graham Jr.Smallmouth Bass20 1/4
10/27/2016Mark HeatwoleMuskellunge43
10/29/2016Jackie BollingMuskellunge42
10/31/2016Timothy DixonSmallmouth Bass20
11/14/2016Timothy DixonSmallmouth Bass20
11/23/2016Michael SpencerSmallmouth Bass6 lbs., 4 oz.20
11/23/2016Aaron JeterSmallmouth Bass5 lbs., 9 oz.24
11/27/2016James Gray Jr.Muskellunge42
11/28/2016Timothy DixonSmallmouth Bass21
11/28/2016Todd CannadayMuskellunge45
11/30/2016Timothy DixonSmallmouth Bass20
12/4/2016Josh DolinSmallmouth Bass20 1/4
12/11/2016Ron LordenMuskellunge17 lbs., 12 oz.45
12/14/2016Paul CheekMuskellunge42
12/31/2016Ron LordenMuskellunge18 lbs., 10 oz.42
12/31/2016Josh McGuireMuskellunge48 1/2

Years Available

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