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Trout Fishing Guide

Important Notices

Trout Stocking Program Notices
  • Beginning October 1, DWR will resume announcement of stockings via the Daily Trout Stocking webpage and the Trout Line (434-525-3474). Information is updated each day after 3 PM during the stocking season.
  • All Hatcheries are closed to visitors until further notice.
  • Check this list of waters that are closed to fishing and stocking until further notice.
  • The concession stand at Crooked Creek is currently closed. Daily permits will need to be purchased beforehand using the DWR Go Outdoors Virginia app or by visiting Walmart in Galax.

Virginia contains over 3,500 miles of trout streams, in addition to numerous ponds, small lakes and reservoirs. The total includes over 2,900 miles of wild trout streams and about 600 miles of water inhabited with stocked trout. Virginia’s diversified trout habitat offers a wide range of trout fishing opportunities.

Trout Management in Virginia

Trout management in Virginia consists of three basic programs.