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Tidewater / Hampton Roads


Lakes

Airfield (Lake) (105 acres) Va. Dept. of Game & Fish, Sussex Co. (No gas motors) (757) 255-0523

Burnt Mills Reservoir(711 acres)City of Norfolk, Suffolk Co. & Isle of White Co. (launch permit required)(gas motors up to 12hp allowed) (757) 441-5678

Chandlers Mill Pond (75 acres) Va. Dept. of Game & Fish, Westmoreland Co. (no gas motors) (757) 253-7072

Chickahominy Reservoir (1,500 acres) Newport News Reservoir, New Kent/Charles City Co. (757)220-6178 (Private landings)

Cohoon (Lake) (510 acres) City of Porsmouth, Suffolk Co. (launch permit required)(gas motors up to 10hp allowed) (757) 539-6216

Diascund Reservoir (1,700 acres) Newport News Reservoir, New Kent Co. (Free public ramp) (no gas motors)

Drummond (Lake) (3,142) US Fish & Wildlife Ser. Suffolk Co. access through a feeder off the Dismal Swamp Canal on Rt. 17

Emporia Reservoir (210 acres) Greenville Co. (no permit required)

Gardy Mill Pond (75 acres) Va. Dept. of Game & Fish, Westmoreland Co. (no gas motors) (757) 253-7072

Game Refuge Lake (30 acres) Va. Dept. of Game & Fish, Sussex Co. (No gas motors) (757) 255-0523

Harrison Lake (82 acres) Free public fishing lake, Benjamin Harrison National Fish Hatchery, Charles City Co (up to 5hp motors)(804)829-2421

Harwoods Mill Reservoir (244 acres) Newport News City Park, York Co. (Launching fee) (no gas motors) (757) 886-7941

Kilby (Lake) (222 acres) City of Porsmouth, Suffolk Co. (launch permit required)(gas motors up to 10hp allowed) (757) 539-6216

Little Creek Reservoir (996 acres) ) Newport News Reservoir, Charles City Co (Launching fee) (no gas motors) (757) 566-1702

Lee Hall Reservoir (230 acres) Newport News Reservoir, Newport News City Park, York Co. (Launching fee) (no gas motors) (757) 886-7912

Lone Star Lakes (from 1 to 49 acres) A series of 12 ponds and lakes, City of Suffolk (permit required) (gas motors prohibited) (757) 255-4308

Maury (Lake) (165 acres) Owned by the Mariner's Museum, Newport News (757) 591-7799

Meade (Lake) (512) City of Porsmouth, Suffolk Co. (launch permit required)(gas motors up to 10hp allowed) (757) 539-6216

Northwest River Park Lake Chesapeake Parks and Rec. Chesapeake City (no permit required) (757) 421-7151

Prince (Lake) (946 acres) City of Norfolk, Suffolk Co. (launch permit required)(gas motors up to 12hp allowed) (757) 441-5678

Sandy Bottom Park pond (12 acres) Sandy Bottom Nature park York Co. (757) 825-4657

Smith (Lake) (193 acres) City of Norfolk, Virginia Beach (launch permit required)(gas motors up to 12hp allowed) (757) 441-5678

Little Creek Reservoir (Virginia Beach) across the street from Smith (Lake) (193 acres) City of Norfolk, Virginia Beach (launch permit required)(gas motors up to 12hp allowed) (757) 441-5678

Lawson (Lake) (77 acres) City of Norfolk, Virginia Beach (launch permit required)(gas motors up to 12hp allowed) (757) 441-5678

Taylor (Lake) (37 acres) City of Norfolk, Virginia Beach (No Shore Fishing & No launch) (757) 441-5678

Wright (Lake) (49 acres) City of Norfolk, Virginia Beach (No Fishing) (757) 441-5678

Speight's Run (197 acres) City of Porsmouth, Suffolk Co. (launch permit required)(gas motors up to 10hp allowed) (757) 539-6216

Trashmore (Lake) (52 acres) Mount Trashmore City Park, Virginia Beach (no permit required, bank fishing only)(757) 473-5237

Waller Mill Reservoir (360 acres) City of Williamsburg, York Co. (Launching fee) (no gas motors) (757) 220-6178

Western Branch Reservoir (1,265 acres) City of Norfolk, Suffolk Co. (launch permit required)(gas motors up to 12hp allowed) (757) 441-5678

Whitehurst (Lake) (480 acres) City of Norfolk, Virginia Beach (launch permit required)(gas motors up to 12hp allowed) (757) 441-5678

Woodstock Pond (7.5 acres) York River State park, York Co. (757) 566-3036 (P)


Rivers 

1. Chickahominy River Tidal with many backwater areas and creeks Public landings above the lake Chickahominy swamp A canoe float has been marked off by the VA Game Comm. from Rt.155 to the lake using Dillions Landing as a take out. (757) 253-7072 Public landings below the lake
Morris Creek Landing (Charles City Co.)off of Rt.5 by way off Rt 623 to 621 in the Chickahominy Wildlife Management Area.

2. Diascund Creek Accessed by boat from the Chickahominy River just up river from River's Rest Marina (804) 829-2753

3. James River Tidal with many backwater areas Public landings Osborne Landing (Henrico Co.) Off Rt.5 on Osborne Tpk. Dutch Gap Landing (Chesterfield Co.) From Rt.10 off rt. 732 in Henricus Park. Deep Bottom Landing (Henrico Co.) Off Rt.5 on Deep Bottom Rd.

4. Nottoway River Flows south through South Hampton Co. Access points at Carey's Bridge, Peter's Bridge, Hercules landing, and Rt. 258 near Riverdale.

5. Blackwater River Flows south from Surry Co. through South Hampton Co. to its confluence with the Nottoway to form the Chowan River at the N. Carolina border. Access points can be found on Rts. 611, 603, 258 and in Franklin, VA.

6. North Landing River Flows south though Chesapeake and is part of the Intracoastal Waterway.

7. Meherrin River Flows from the Emporia Dam south through Greenville Co.


Virginia State Record Fish 

Species Weight Location Date Angler
Largemouth Bass 16 lbs 4 oz Connor Lake 05-20-1985 Richard Tate
Smallmouth Bass 8 lbs 1 oz New River 03-12-2003 Donald S. Eaton, Jr.
Spotted Bass 3 lbs 10 oz Claytor Lake 07-29-1993 Mike Ritter
Sunfish (all) 4 lbs 12 oz Private Pond 04-28-1986 Michael Mills
Crappie 4 lbs 10 oz Private Pond 04-24-1994 Justin Elliott
Roanoke Bass 2 lbs 9 oz Western Branch 05-28-2005 Harry G. Swauger
Rock Bass 2 lbs 2 oz Laurel Bed Lke 05-17-1986 Larry Ball
Striped Bass 53 lbs 7 oz Leesville Res 03-16-2000 James B. Davis
Hybrid Bass 13 lbs 0 oz New River 05-13-2009 Robert Rakes
White Bass 6 lbs 13 oz Lake Orange 07-31-1989 Ron Sprouse
White Perch 2 lbs 8 oz Lake Prince 04-30-1995 Jimmy A. Roper
Walleye 15 lbs 15 oz New River 12-15-2000 Anthony P. Duncan
Sauger 3 lbs 0 oz Clinch River 04-24-2010 Ronald C. Davis
Yellow Perch 3 lbs 0 oz Flannagan Res 03-08-2010 George Mullins
Brown Trout 14 lbs 12 oz South Fork Holston 05-24-1990 Mike Perkins
Rainbow Trout 14 lbs 7 oz Greers Pond 06-28-1993 Michael Lowe
Brook Trout 5 lbs 10 oz Big Stony Crk 10-22-1987 Greg Orndorff
Channel Cat 31 lbs 8 oz Rappahannock 10-02-1992 Sue Stanley
Blue Catfish 102 lbs 4 oZ James River 05-20-2009 Tim Wilson
Flathead Cat 66 lbs 4 oz Occoquan Res 05-06-1994 Mike Willems
White Catfish 7 lbs 6 oz Western Branch 03-24-1992 Thomas Elkins
Muskie 45 lbs 8 oz New River 06-01-2007 Shannon Hill
Northern Pike 31 lbs 4 oz Motts Run Res 07-24-1994 George Wood
Chain Pickerel 7 lbs 10 oz Lake Shawnee 12-31-1996 R. L. White
Carp 49 lbs 4 oz Lake Prince 06-25-1986 Jeff Graham
Gar 25 lbs 2 oz Lake Prince 05-28-1987 Roger Beaver
Bowfin 16 lbs 8 oz Lake Cahoon 10-17-2004 John Plyler, Jr.
F/water Drum 22 lbs 6 oz Kerr Reservoir 08-03-2008 Michael Dan Fuller