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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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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.

  • How to catch Lake Gaston's bass in May
  • In wake of Lake Gaston’s ascension to catfishing fame, it’s important to remember that the 20,500-acre lake along the Virginia border north of Raleigh is still one of the finest bass lakes available during May, according to guide Joel Richardson of ...
  • northcarolinasportsman.com
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  • 5/22/2016 6:27:22 AM
  • Smyth County family event celebrates biking and fishing
  • These events are held each year in conjunction with Virginia's Free Fishing Days, and this year they will take place on June 4. Free fishing days allow individuals to enjoy fishing the lakes and rivers of the commonwealth without purchasing a license.
  • Southwest Virginia Updated Daily
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  • 5/20/2016 12:53:18 AM
  • Fish Forecast: Niagara Falls' Barber brothers are lucky Laker Takers
  • Kwikfish and minnows are the best baits to use. Mitch Grant of Virginia was showing off some of him new Rapid Fishing Solutions gear while fishing with Capt. Bruce Blakelock on Tuesday and they reeled in some nice smallmouth on tubes and swim baits.
  • Niagara Gazette
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  • 5/19/2016 6:26:46 PM
  • Fishing Report: Great conditions continue on water
  • Fishing continues to be very good. Red drum, black drum, speckled trout and flounder are being caught inshore, while surf and pier fisherman are catching bluefish, Virginia mullet, Spanish mackerel, pompano, black drum and flounder. Spanish mackerel and ..
  • Star News Online
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  • 5/19/2016 5:19:21 AM
  • Tiny fish casts big shadow over health of Niagara River
  • Fish geneticists from Virginia Tech University also are assisting local researchers in pinpointing characteristics in the shiners unique to populations in the upper and lower Niagara Rivers, and in Lake Erie and Lake Ontario, respectively. “This is kind ..
  • Buffalo News
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  • 5/18/2016 12:51:30 PM
  • Conservation Officers Report Slow Fishing on Freezing Opener
  • CO Matt Frericks (Virginia) spent time checking anglers on Virginia area lakes during the fishing opener. Cold temps, high winds and snow flurries kept most of the anglers off the lakes at the start of the day. Only a few anglers were seen out on the water
  • WDIO-TV
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  • 5/16/2016 5:44:23 AM
  • Fishing rodeo aims to get kids outside
  • Ethan needed to have fish blood mopped from his face at the end of the day. Fishing rodeos are a southwest Virginia tradition. Boones Mill and Salem held theirs recently, said Rick Starkey of Elliston. “I think kids are better off if they’re outside, ...
  • The Roanoke Times
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  • 5/16/2016 4:32:48 AM
  • Man Faces Charges After Incident on Fish Creek Road
  • PROCTOR - According to West Virginia State Police Sgt. D.M. Matthews, Zachary Blake, 26 of Triple A trailer court in Moundsville, broke into his girlfriend's mother's home on Fish Creek Road around 4:15 p.m. Friday to allegedly strike the 64-year-old woman
  • The Intelligencer
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  • 5/15/2016 4:26:50 AM
  • PCHS grads qualify for National Fishing Championship
  • Their next competition will be held June 4, on the Potomac River. The Virginia Tech Hokie Bass Fishing Team members qualified for the 2017 FLW (Fishing League Worldwide) College Fishing National Championship after placing seventh out of 83 teams at the FLW
  • The Enterprise
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  • 5/13/2016 3:13:27 PM
  • Kid's Fishing Day at Riverside coming up Saturday
  • Kid’s Fishing Day is coming this Saturday to the Riverside Community Center. The only state-sponsored youth fishing day in Smyth County, the event is hosted by Riverside Ruritan Club and the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries.
  • Southwest Virginia Updated Daily
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  • 5/13/2016 10:41:26 AM
  • Secret Spot: Bluegill Lake Is New Family Fishing Destination
  • VIRGINIA HUTCHINS vhutchins@magicvalley.com 7 min ago 0 TWIN FALLS • In a lovely, little-known spot, a new urban fishery offers bass and bluegill to anglers willing to hike or bike a mile of trail. But they don’t even have to drive out of town to get ...
  • Twin Falls Times-News
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  • 5/12/2016 8:33:46 AM
  • Local fishing report for May 12
  • Ice fishermen are still using Big Virginia (Little Virginia has rotten ice not safe for anglers) and getting nice rainbows and brookies on nightcrawlers, Mice Tails, and one of the many small trout jigs on the market. All are best fished on the bottom.
  • Bakersfield
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  • 5/12/2016 6:46:23 AM
  • Fishing Report - Near-perfect weather brings out abundance of fish
  • Inshore fishermen reported catches of red drum, black drum, speckled trout and flounder. Pier fishermen reported catches of bluefish, Virginia mullet, puffer fish and rays. Nearshore fishermen reported catches of Spanish mackerel, false albacore ...
  • Star News Online
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  • 5/12/2016 6:24:55 AM
  • Take the kids to Roanoke Railfest, Kids Fish Day
  • 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Virginia Museum of Transportation, 303 Norfolk Ave., Roanoke. Regular admission; $3 train rides; $25 611 cab tours. 342-5670. The event is aimed at giving children 15 and younger their first opportunity to fish in freshly stocked waters.
  • The Roanoke Times
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  • 5/12/2016 4:08:55 AM
  • OUTDOOR SPORTS: Fishing Rodeo makes a successful return
  • "The community worked together on this. All the local churches, banks, fire and rescue, the Town of Boones Mill, the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries, all the local merchants and some from Roanoke deserve a big thanks,’’ Smith said.
  • Franklin News Post
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  • 5/11/2016 3:51:36 PM
  • One dead after incident during fishing trip
  • PUTNAM COUNTY, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- One man is dead after an incident during a fishing trip. It happened Saturday night around 8:30 p.m. According to West Virginia State Police, two men were fishing on the Kanawha River when one of the men suffered some sort of
  • WSAZ 3
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  • 5/8/2016 4:06:30 AM
  • Wild and Wonderful with Alina: Bass Fishing at Tygart Lake
  • The rain has brought in a lot of rain pushing the water levels as high as 8 feet. There is no fee to fish in the lake; however, anglers must possess a West Virginia fishing license. For more on the story, check out the video.
  • WDTV 5 News
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  • 5/6/2016 5:23:26 PM
  • Share Your Hunting and Fishing Pictures and Stories With Us
  • Having it all captured on video is priceless! Photo by Jeff Phillips Star City Whitetails. Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries Henrico, VA-(AmmoLand.com)- View the gallery of photos of smiling young hunters and anglers with their prized ...
  • Ammo Land
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  • 5/2/2016 5:28:11 PM
  • Why WV’s Kanawha Falls is renowned for its trophy fish
  • Mark Scott, district fisheries biologist for the Kanawha Falls area, said the list of “whatever they can get to bite” is pretty extensive: “If you can catch it anywhere in West Virginia, chances are you can catch it at Kanawha Falls. We have all ...
  • wvgazettemail.com
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  • 4/30/2016 8:50:59 PM
  • West Virginia gaining ‘angle’ on kayak fishing
  • West Virginians are apparently getting hooked on the sport of fishing from kayaks. In just three years, Mountain State Kayak Anglers has grown from 10 members to more than 150. Promotional Director Chris Schafer said the club already has crowned a national
  • The State Journal
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  • 4/28/2016 9:04:41 AM
  • Warmer water brings Atlantic Bonita to local fishing reports
  • Capt. Billy Stokes reports catches of red drum and speckled trout from fishing inshore. The piers are seeing a good run of Virginia mullet, while scattered Atlantic Bonita are being reported at the nearshore rocks and artificial reefs. Source: Eastern ...
  • Star News Online
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  • 4/28/2016 2:23:49 AM

Virginia Guides/Outfitters

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Virginia Fishing Clubs

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Virginia Weather

Hampton, VA (23669)

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Wind:320° 2 Kt
Humidity:94% 
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Visibility:2 mi
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