Lake & River Info

For 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   (CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC)

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.

8. Northwest River  -  Bobs Fishing Hole located at 4243 Battlefield Blvd.  in Chesapeake, VA.  Call Bob's 421-2855


Virginia State Record Fish

Species.........Weight
Blue Catfish....71 lbs.
Bowfin (No entry to date: Minimum weight to qualify is 15 lbs.)
Brook Trout.....5 lbs. 10 oz
Brown Trout.....14 lbs. 12 oz
Carp............49 lbs. 4 oz
Chain Pickerel..7 lbs. 10 oz
Channel Catfish.31 lbs. 8 oz
Crappie.........4 lbs. 10 oz
Flathead Cat....66 lbs. 4 oz
Gar.............25 lbs. 2 oz
Largemouth Bass.16 lbs. 10 oz
Northern Pike...31 lbs. 4 oz
Rainbow Trout...4 lbs. 7 oz
Roanoke Bass....2 lbs. 6 oz
Rock Bass.......2 lbs. 2 oz
Sauger (No entry to date: Minimum weight to qualify is 3 lbs.)
Smallmouth Bass.7 lbs. 7 oz
Spotted Bass....3 lbs. 10 oz
Striped Bass....53 lbs. 7 oz
Sunfish.........4 lbs. 12 oz
Walleye.........15 lbs. 15 oz
White Bass......6 lbs. 13 oz
White Catfish...7 lbs. 6 oz
White Perch.....2 lbs. 8 oz
Yellow Perch....2 lbs. 7 oz


Trophy Fish Size Chart

Species--------Weight-----Length

Largemouth Bass-8 lbs.------22"
Smallmouth Bass-5 lbs.------20"
Crappie---------2 lbs.------15"
Rock Bass-------1 lbs.------12"
Sunfish---------1 lbs.------11"
White Bass------2 lbs.8 oz.-18"
Striped Bass----20 lbs.-----37"
White Perch-----1 lb, 4 oz.-13"
Channel Catfish-12 lbs.-----30"
Blue Catfish----20 lbs.-----34"
Flathead Cat----25 lbs.-----40"
Rainbow Trout---4 lbs.------22"
Brook Trout-----2 lbs.------16"
Brown Trout-----5 lbs.------25"
Chain Pickerel--4 lbs.------24"
Muskellunge-----15 lbs.-----40"
Northern Pike---6 lbs.------30"
Walleye---------5 lbs.------25"
Yellow Perch----1 lb. 4 oz.-12"
Gar-------------10 lbs.-----40"
Bowfin----------10 lbs.-----30"
Carp------------20 lbs.-----34"
Sauger----------2 lbs.------18"