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Fishing Virginia

EZFishing brings you Virginia's most comprehensive list of fishing locations, providing interactive maps that show each location's GPS coordinates, nearby facilities (like restaurants, gas stations, marinas and fishing shops), their current and forecasted weather and, if available, their water conditions.

Registered users can rate fishing locations, post their personal/public notes and also tag them with information about fish species generally caught there as well as the most common and effective fishing techniques.

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Find any of the 9384 locations currently available in EZFishing database, to check fishing reports, maps, directions, weather and water conditions.


Virginia Fishing Resources

Fishing regulations and licensing, guides/outfitter services and local fishing clubs in Virginia.

Virginia Fishing Regulations

Are you familiar with the fishing regulation in Virginia?
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Virginia Fishing License

Purchasing a fishing license you are helping to preserve the environment and also ensure that future generations can enjoy fishing as you are. Among other things, your fishing license fees support fisheries and hatcheries management, education programs about fishing and conservation, protection of endangered species.

Here it is where you can get your fishing license.

Links to Virginia Government Agencies

Here are a few websites of Virginia's agencies involved in regulation and conservation.

Virginia Fishing News

Check out what is the latest fishing buzz in Virginia.

  • Creek recovery effort will take years after 2009 fish kill
  • In all, staff officials estimate the situation killed 42,997 fish, 15,382 mussels and 6,447 mudpuppies in the Pennsylvania section of the creek that weaves between here and West Virginia. "It zeroed out the population. It wiped it all out." Urban said.
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  • 10/23/2016 11:24:20 AM
  • VIMS professor inducted into Fishing Hall of Fame
  • A Virginia Institute of Marine Science professor just joined Zane Grey, Ernest Hemingway and Izaak Walton as an inductee in the Fishing Hall of Fame of the International Game Fish Association. John Graves is chancellor professor and chairman of fisheries .
  • Daily Press
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  • 10/22/2016 12:12:39 AM
  • Fridays on the Fly: 4 Must-Fish West Virginia Trout Streams
  • The Mountain State of West Virginia is a mecca for a wide range outdoor activities, but some would argue that fly fishing for trout is its biggest draw. Wether you live in West Virginia, reside nearby, or even if you’re a day’s drive from this remote ...
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  • 10/21/2016 6:14:44 PM
  • Striped bass fishing good on James River
  • Anglers are starting to hunt for striped bass in the mid-bay area. Offshore: Bishop Fishing Supply said wahoo, dolphin and yellowfin tuna were caught by Virginia boats this week. Boats running out of the Outer Banks are experiencing excellent yellowfin ...
  • Daily Press
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  • 10/20/2016 10:26:28 PM
  • Fishing report and catches of the week for Oct. 21
  • It probably has the best fishing in the region right now. Other good bets include both Upper and Lower Twin Lake near Bridgeport, Virginia Lakes, Convict Lake, and Sabrina. n CACHUMA: Very light fishing pressure. The largemouth and smallmouth bass are fair
  • Bakersfield
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  • 10/20/2016 8:10:27 PM
  • Fishing Forecast: Mouths of creeks good for rockfishing
  • Occasionally we're still picking up a speck or two (to 20 inches) on the same offerings." Down in Virginia and along the Outer Banks, Ric Burnley tells us the fishing has rebounded as folks in Southeast Virginia have cleaned up from Hurricane Matthew.
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  • 10/20/2016 12:57:58 AM
  • Virginia Initiative to Remove Fish Barriers
  • Peter Hujik and Celia Vuocolo with the Piedmont Environmental Council stand over the sprawling culvert that will be removed on the Robinson River, just downstream of Shenandoah National Park. (Whitney Pipkin) Stepping onto the uneven concrete that spans an
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  • 10/18/2016 7:41:12 AM
  • Fall frog fishing tactics
  • I proved it again a couple of weeks go on Virginia's Piankatank River and Dragon Run. The fish, including largemouth bass, snakeheads and bowfin, were usually not against the shoreline but along distinct weedlines/breaklines further out. I used the Pad ...
  • Carroll County Times
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  • 10/16/2016 12:41:14 AM
  • Fishing report for Oct. 14
  • It probably has the best fishing in the region right now. Other good bets include both Upper and Lower Twin Lake near Bridgeport, Virginia Lakes, Convict Lake, and Sabrina. Top Fish: At Convict Lake, Jonathan Martinez, Riverside, had a 5-2 rainbow off the
  • Bakersfield
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  • 10/13/2016 9:30:20 PM
  • Bartlett, Carpenter duo wins bass fishing tournament: PHOTOS
  • FAIRMONT — The Bass Nation of West Virginia and Marion County Open bass tournament drew 17 teams of fishermen to Palatine Park on Saturday with Jimmie Bartlett and James Carpenter claiming first place. Bartlett and Carpenter caught six fish weighing in ...
  • Times West Virginian
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  • 10/9/2016 3:12:42 AM
  • Fishing report for Oct. 7
  • It probably has the best fishing in the region right now. Other good bets include both Upper and Lower Twin Lake near Bridgeport, Virginia Lakes, Convict Lake, and Sabrina. Top Fish: In Robinson Creek, Billy Hayes, Lake Tahoe, landed a 4-5 rainbow on a wor
  • Bakersfield
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  • 10/6/2016 6:25:22 PM
  • Davidson Wins Bass Fishing League Tournament on Lake Chickamauga
  • The largest bass fishing site on the Web! The Ultimate Bass Fishing Resource Guide DAYTON, Tenn. (Oct. 3, 2016) – Ryan Davidson of Branchland, West Virginia, weighed a five-bass limit totaling 14 pounds, 5 ounces, Saturday to win the FLW Bass Fishing ...
  • The Ultimate Bass Fishing Resource Guide
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  • 10/4/2016 12:12:31 AM
  • Natural Resources Police Handle Poaching Cases
  • Carlos M.Ramos, 43, of Lanham, Jose E.Escobar, 35, of Bowie, Jose Hilano Pereira, 44, of Adelphi, and Pedro Salgado Carranza Enrique, 30, of Alexandria, Virginia, received citations for keeping too many fish and keeping undersized fish.Ramos received a ...
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  • 10/3/2016 11:58:12 PM
  • 9 Quaint Fishing Towns In Virginia That Seem Frozen In Time
  • The idea of a fishing town seems almost like something out of a storybook, with coastal landscapes and picture-perfect piers. And yet, these towns have faced the ups and downs of a fishing-based economy, flourishing some years and struggling in others.
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  • 10/3/2016 4:48:42 PM
  • Too warm to hunt ducks? Go fish
  • They go fishing. That’s why Casey Sunsdahl of Soudan, Bobby Clover of Hibbing and Brad Redmond of Virginia were jigging No. 7 Rapala Jigging Raps in 40 feet of water between a couple of Lake of the Woods islands near Morson, Ontario, on Oct. 3.
  • Duluth News Tribune
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  • 10/2/2016 11:59:23 PM
  • Williamsburg's Abraham wins Grafton fishing tournament
  • There will a boating safety class at the Hampton Bass Pro Shops, at 9:15 am on Oct. 15. Free registration at: A look at what is happening at some of our local fishing spots: James River: Wilcox Bait and Tackle says that croaker and spot
  • Daily Press
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  • 9/29/2016 11:27:09 PM
  • Fishing report for Sept. 29
  • The Virginia Lakes are good. The lakes in the Mammoth Lakes basin are fair at best, but Convict Lake continues fair to good. The Rock Creek drainage is fair, but the backcountry is very good for small fish. The Bishop Creek drainage is generally fair to go
  • Bakersfield
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  • 9/29/2016 4:53:27 PM
  • Virginia Fallfish--Little Tarpon
  • Every angler has an amazing fishing story. For those who can afford it, few can compare to catching a tarpon. The strike, the set, the explosion when the silvery giant leaps into the air is a yarn that can last a lifetime. Although for many, such a trip is
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  • 9/29/2016 4:50:28 AM
  • Bill Cochran: Women make history at Virginia trophy show
  • The number of women hunters, target shooters and gun owners has increased dramatically, to the point that women now are rewriting big game records in Virginia. At the 77th annual Virginia Big Game Trophy Show on Sunday in Fisherville, women were winners in
  • GoDanRiver
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  • 9/27/2016 5:24:27 PM
  • Virginia Beach Fishing Charters Announces New Season
  • Based in Virginia Beach, Virginia, Legacy Charters offers fishing charters to those looking to enjoy some time on the water, and a successful catch. The company has announced that the new fall fishing season is now open, and Captain Bill Jenkins says that
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  • 9/26/2016 11:59:21 PM
  • Fridays on the Fly: 5 Top Trout Streams in Shenandoah
  • The Alleghany creek flows into the Jackson River near the headwaters of Virginia’s James River. It’s dammed a few miles above Clifton Forge, and trout runs from the reservoir mean fish are plentiful. A trip to Smith Creek gives you plenty of choices.
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  • 9/23/2016 4:31:56 PM
  • National Hunting and Fishing Day touts historical, current contributions
  • Saturday is National Hunting and Fishing Day. As co-chairmen of the West Virginia Legislative Sportsmen’s Caucus, Delegates Rupie Phillips and myself, along with Sens. Kent Leonhardt and Ron Stollings, are proud to join sportsmen-legislators from across ..
  • The Register Herald
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  • 9/23/2016 2:55:53 AM
  • Tautog season is open; sea bass season closed to Oct. 22 Fishing report
  • This event was sponsored by Bishop Fishing Supply. Hayden and his father, captain Jorj Head, were helping scientists from the Virginia Institute of Marine Science deploy satellite pop-up on cobia on the last day of the cobia season. Once they got the final
  • Daily Press
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  • 9/22/2016 10:31:02 PM
  • PSWSFA Fish News
  • We can "always" catch a marlin. Boats were calling in their catches of the last day of the Virginia Beach Billfish Tournament. One boat had 3 blue marlin, 5 white marlin, and a spearfish. There were a number of slams being caught with roundscale spearfish
  • Daily Press
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  • 9/21/2016 4:41:28 PM

Virginia Guides/Outfitters

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Virginia Fishing Clubs

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Virginia Weather

Hampton, VA (23669)

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