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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
1/7/2012Michael MeierBlue Catfish47 lbs., 3 oz.44
1/14/2012Michael MeierBlue Catfish34 lbs., 11 oz.42 1/2
2/19/2012Brooks NobleBlue Catfish49 lbs.46
2/26/2012Robert BruceBlue Catfish55 lbs., 13 oz.46
2/26/2012Jay ButlerBlue Catfish40
3/1/2012Brooks NobleBlue Catfish44
3/13/2012Jerry PainterSmallmouth Bass20
3/24/2012Dodie MouldenBlue Catfish42
3/29/2012Brooks NobleBlue Catfish47
4/1/2012Jeramy EllisChannel Catfish31
4/5/2012Daniel CookBlue Catfish35 lbs.
4/5/2012Daniel CookBlue Catfish33 lbs.
4/5/2012Mark CookBlue Catfish40 lbs.
4/5/2012Michael CookBlue Catfish49 lbs.
4/6/2012Brooks NobleBlue Catfish45
4/6/2012Brooks NobleBlue Catfish43
4/9/2012Ronnie StonebergerBlue Catfish53 lbs.46
4/13/2012Thomas BalestrieriStriped Bass32 lbs.36
4/13/2012Jeffrey Lantz, Sr.Blue Catfish60 lbs.47
4/14/2012Kevin LesserStriped Bass46 lbs.46
4/15/2012Robert BruceCarp38 lbs., 12 oz.39
4/21/2012Robert BruceSunfish1 lbs., 4 oz.11
4/28/2012David KennedyLargemouth Bass22 1/4
5/15/2012Lawrence Dijoseph, Jr.Walleye5 lbs.26
5/15/2012Lawrence Dijoseph, Jr.Smallmouth Bass5 lbs.22
5/16/2012Robert BruceYellow Perch13 1/4
5/19/2012Jackie George, IISmallmouth Bass20 1/2
6/3/2012David CookLargemouth Bass8 lbs., 8 oz.23 3/4
6/3/2012Chad Ingram, Jr.Yellow Perch1 lbs., 12 oz.14
6/12/2012David RussellLargemouth Bass10 lbs.25
6/12/2012David RussellLargemouth Bass22
6/13/2012James Pritchett IIIYellow Perch13 1/4
6/17/2012Gary Howke, IIBlue Catfish30 lbs.40
6/17/2012Brandy MastersBlue Catfish32 lbs.39 3/4
6/19/2012Justin ReedWhite Perch2 lbs., 8 oz.13
6/23/2012John BourqueBlue Catfish70 lbs.47 1/2
6/25/2012David HowardBlue Catfish32 lbs.
6/25/2012David HowardBlue Catfish43 lbs.
6/25/2012David HowardBlue Catfish48 lbs.27
6/25/2012David HowardBlue Catfish61 lbs.
7/19/2012John SuleskiChannel Catfish31
7/21/2012Robert BruceBlue Catfish49
7/28/2012Austin ConnersBlue Catfish33 lbs.
7/28/2012Austin ConnersBlue Catfish35 lbs.
7/28/2012Austin ConnersBlue Catfish37 lbs.
7/28/2012Austin ConnersBlue Catfish38 lbs.
7/28/2012Austin ConnersBlue Catfish40 lbs.
7/28/2012Joshua AlgerBlue Catfish34 lbs., 10 oz.
7/28/2012Seth HutchisonBlue Catfish52 lbs., 5 oz.
7/28/2012Seth HutchisonBlue Catfish41 lbs., 3 oz.
8/3/2012Ryan WeinsteinBlue Catfish43 lbs.42 1/2
8/3/2012Tommie FaristBlue Catfish51 lbs.49 1/2
8/9/2012Ronnie StonebergerBlue Catfish87 lbs.52
8/9/2012Ronnie StonebergerBlue Catfish63 lbs.48
8/9/2012Donald EssmanBlue Catfish65 lbs.
8/9/2012Donald EssmanBlue Catfish62 lbs.
8/16/2012John Malek, IIIBlue Catfish44 lbs., 11 oz.
8/26/2012Hunter HeavnerBlue Catfish72 lbs., 8 oz.
8/26/2012Hunter HeavnerBlue Catfish42 lbs.
8/26/2012Joseph HeavnerBlue Catfish47 lbs.
8/26/2012Joseph HeavnerBlue Catfish63 lbs.
8/30/2012Mark ZivBlue Catfish54 lbs., 8 oz.
10/4/2012Mark PetersBlue Catfish38 1/2
10/27/2012Blake WilsonBlue Catfish49 lbs.45
11/10/2012Matthew SmithBlue Catfish43
12/8/2012David BucklesBlue Catfish67 lbs., 2 oz.47
12/8/2012Robert BruceBlue Catfish80 lbs.49

Years Available

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