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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.

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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?
It is never a bad idea to check it again before your next outing.


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.

  • Fishing Report - Red, black drum highlight inshore catches
  • Surf and pier fishermen are reporting catches of black drum, Virginia mullet, red drum, speckled trout and puffer fish. Offshore boats have seen limited fishable days recently, but on the few good days they could get offshore they reported catches of king
  • Star News Online
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  • 11/20/2014 5:47:06 PM
  • DNR: Report hunting, fishing violations
  • It’s easy to report hunting or fishing law violations in West Virginia, and those reports are helpful in protecting the state’s wildlife. “Anyone who witnesses or is aware of hunting and fishing law violations can call the closest DNR district office ...
  • Independent Herald
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  • 11/20/2014 12:00:31 AM
  • Whale beached near Lynnhaven Fishing Pier
  • VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WAVY) – The Virginia Aquarium Stranding Team was called out to the Lynnhaven Fishing Pier in Virginia Beach Tuesday afternoon for the report of a stranded whale. According to Joan Barns with the Aquarium, the whale is alive ...
  • WAVY News 10
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  • 11/18/2014 1:17:27 PM
  • Report hunting and fishing law violations to West Virginia DNR
  • It’s easy to report hunting or fishing law violations in West Virginia, according to officials, and those reports are helpful in protecting the state’s wildlife. “Anyone who witnesses or is aware of hunting and fishing law violations can call the ...
  • The Fayette Tribune
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  • 11/17/2014 5:54:50 AM
  • Fishing report for Nov. 14
  • Notable catches: Willie Nunnally and Donnie Coopers 31 bass, 9.4. Mike from Pat’s Sporting Goods (804-748-4165) reports drum and rockfish are showing up in the bay, and spot still are being caught off the piers at Virginia Beach. Rockfish also are being ..
  • Times Dispatch
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  • 11/13/2014 10:27:25 PM
  • Portsmouth Angler's Club gets fishing grant
  • The Portsmouth Angler’s Club has been awarded a grant from the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries and the Wildlife Foundation of Virginia through the Virginia Wildlife eStore Grant Program. The club was one of 12 organizations chosen to ...
  • HamptonRoads.com
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  • 11/13/2014 9:44:28 PM
  • Fishing Report - Best fishing has been happening inshore
  • Surf and pier fishermen are reporting catches of black drum, Virginia mullet, bluefish, spots and some nice red drum. King mackerel and false albacore are being caught mostly in the 10- to 20-mile range. Bottom fishermen are reporting good catches of ...
  • Star News Online
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  • 11/13/2014 1:37:42 PM
  • Agencies Address Mercury Levels in Fish
  • The Environmental Protection Agency hosted a three-day 2014 National Forum on Contaminants in Fish on September 22 to 24, 2014, in Alexandria, Virginia. During the forum, representatives from state, tribal and federal agencies, as well as representatives .
  • Natural Products Insider
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  • 11/13/2014 11:57:29 AM
  • Bill Cochran: Jury still out on the impact of Sunday hunting
  • An early look at how Sunday hunting in Virginia is impacting the deer and turkey seasons has produced some muddled information. Biologists of the Department of Game and Inland Fisheries tallied the kill figures of the first three days of the 2014 muzzleloa
  • GoDanRiver
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  • 11/11/2014 12:07:01 PM
  • Secret to good fishing, hunting is knowing how to read the weather
  • From around Virginia on north, big pogies known as bunker menhaden have been slammed hard. Fish such as bluefin tuna rely on this baitfish for nutrition on their global journeys, and this might just put a nail in the coffin for these amazing creatures ...
  • Island Packet Online
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  • 11/10/2014 11:56:52 PM
  • Call from sons wasn't new; fishing in a kayak was
  • Things definitely are easier for Lusk these days. After nearly 38 years as general manager of J. Henry Holland, a Virginia Beach company that makes crane cables and wire rope assemblies, he has struck a deal to work part time so he can return to fishing ..
  • HamptonRoads.com
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  • 11/9/2014 12:42:11 AM
  • Tasty Puffer Fish that Won't Kill You
  • The fish, according to Eric Williams, Carnivore fish monger, is "fresh, never frozen." It's harvested in Virginia. "People are sometimes hesitant to try new things," said Knaub, and he understands that hesitancy to try this fish is understandable ...
  • OakPark.com
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  • 11/7/2014 5:33:53 PM
  • Virginia Farming - Menhaden Fish Industry
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  • 11/6/2014 11:54:27 PM
  • Fishing report for Nov. 7
  • Mike from Pat’s Sporting Goods (804-748-4165) reports drum and rockfish are showing up in the Bay, and spot still are being caught off the piers of Virginia Beach. Rockfish also are being caught at the Benjamin Harrison Bridge on rattle traps ...
  • Times Dispatch
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  • 11/6/2014 10:28:33 PM
  • Fishing report for 11/7
  • The Virginia Marine Resources Commission will meet to decide how achieve these reductions. Possibilities will include reducing the bag limit to one fish, increasing minimum sizes and slot limits. Also, it is likely that during the bay’s spring trophy ...
  • hrblogs.typepad.com
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  • 11/6/2014 3:26:13 PM
  • Fishing Report - Cold spell changes a few fishing fortunes
  • Inshore boats are reporting flounder, red drum, black drum and speckled trout. Black drum, Virginia mullet, spots and red drum are being taken by surf and pier fishermen. False albacore and king mackerel are being caught starting about 10 miles from the ..
  • Star News Online
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  • 11/6/2014 1:31:41 PM
  • Fishing Forecast | November 6-12
  • More and more fish are migrating from northern portions of the Chesapeake Bay, and it shouldn't be too much longer before coastal fish also flood Virginia waters. Most rockfish available are small, but fit nicely into the slot limit of 18 to 28 inches.
  • HamptonRoads.com
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  • 11/6/2014 12:17:07 AM
  • Bill Cochran Field Reports: Game officials get an earful from hunters
  • The Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries received nearly 500 comments from its constituents during an Aug. 1-Oct. 1 scoping period, when it requested recommendations for changes in hunting regulations. The input is scheduled to be considered by
  • GoDanRiver
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  • 11/5/2014 5:54:44 AM
  • Students learn fly fishing
  • CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The West Virginia Division of Tourism hosted “Go Outside and Fly Fish” at Harman’s Luxury Log Cabins in Grant County. Curtis Fleming of the Outdoor Channel’s “Fly Rod Chronicles,” his pro staff and the West Virginia ...
  • Cumberland Times News Homepage
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  • 11/2/2014 6:05:27 AM
  • Striper fishing ... time for regulation changes
  • The biggest impact for Virginia and North Carolina anglers will be felt the first day of the year, when bag limits are expected to drop from two to one fish a day, with a 28-inch minimum length. Voting on that option hasn’t yet taken place, and states ...
  • HamptonRoads.com
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  • 10/31/2014 10:14:12 PM
  • The 5 Best Fishing Apps for Your Smartphone
  • “These apps, when I’m in a slump, allow me to go check out another area that’s maybe 50 to 200 miles away from me where someone else had success,” says David Osborne, a Virginia-based fishing guide.“Anglers, especially us pros who think we know ...
  • Men's Journal
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  • 10/31/2014 8:41:08 PM
  • Tag Archives: fishing report
  • As water temperatures drop, a certain type of fisherman comes out on the water. They sharpen their Virginia blue and Gamakatsu hooks; they unpack their Newells, Accurates, and, if really hardcore, sidewinders — a piece of gear that looks like an old ...
  • Riverhead Local
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  • 10/31/2014 5:53:31 AM
  • Fishing report: How to bring home a blackfish for dinner
  • As water temperatures drop, a certain type of fisherman comes out on the water. They sharpen their Virginia blue and Gamakatsu hooks; they unpack their Newells, Accurates, and, if really hardcore, sidewinders — a piece of gear that looks like an old ...
  • Riverhead Local
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  • 10/31/2014 5:53:31 AM
  • Fishing Douthat Lake
  • The 50-acre Douthat Lake and adjoining Wilson Creek are stocked regularly with trout on a seasonal basis. A valid Virginia fishing license is required in addition to a trout license or daily permit depending on the season. Contact the Department of Game ..
  • The Daily Progress
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  • 10/30/2014 8:56:38 PM
  • Red drum leads another great week of fishing
  • Pier and surf fishermen are reporting catches of Virginia mullet, black drum, flounder, spots, red drum and trout. Offshore fishing is producing of grouper and king mackerel. Source: East Coast Sports. Tex Grissom reports that nice sized red drum are being
  • Star News Online
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  • 10/30/2014 2:30:06 PM

Virginia Guides/Outfitters

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Virginia Fishing Clubs

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Virginia Weather

Richmond, VA (23298)

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