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Modest Creek Lake

Modest Creek Lake is a 29-acre impoundment located in Lunenburg County, Virginia. The lake is owned by the Town of Victoria and serves as a drinking water supply reservoir. Fisheries management has been provided since 1983 by the Virginia Department of Wildlife Resources (DWR) after reconstruction of the dam in that year. Modest Creek Lake is located just north of the town of Victoria and offers anglers fishing opportunities in a picturesque, rural setting. Habitat in the lake consists of hinge tree fish attractors placed by DWR, other natural woody debris and some aquatic vegetation.

Maps & Directions

Take Route 49 north out of Victoria to Burkeville Road then turn left on Reservoir Road.


Anglers fishing Modest Creek Lake are likely to catch Largemouth Bass, Channel Catfish, Bluegill, Redear Sunfish (AKA shellcracker), and Black Crappie.

Biologist Reports


Largemouth Bass

  • 15 inches minimum
  • 2 per day


  • 50 per day
  • No Length Limit


  • 25 per day
  • No Length Limit

Channel Catfish

  • 8┬áper day
  • 15 inches minimum

All Other Species

  • Statewide Limits Apply


  • Electric motors only
  • The hours of use at Modest Creek Lake are sunrise to sunset
  • Prohibited activities: swimming, open-air fires, trotlines, fishing tournaments involving prizes, littering, waterfowl hunting, camping, and seining

More Information

For more information on Modest Creek Lake, please contact:

Virginia Department of Wildlife Resources
107 Foxwood Drive
Farmville, VA 23901