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All About Fishing
in Virginia

Seven BendsVirginia has become one of the most popular destinations on the east coast for freshwater fishing. With the wide variety of opportunities available to anglers of every skill level, it’s easy to understand why.

Virginia has lots of lakes with quiet coves perfect for reeling in trophy fish. Our lakes have even hosted professional tournaments. We also have 49,000 miles of rivers and streams. Many rivers can accommodate small boats while others are small, secluded and perfect for a peaceful day of fly fishing. In many places, outfitters can rent or sell you the right gear and arrange shuttles. There are also opportunities to take guided trips with experts who can help you learn new techniques and find hidden fishing spots.

More than 30 species of fresh water fish can be found in Virginia’s lakes, rivers and streams. If you have a favorite, chances are you can find it here. The Fish Virginia First Species Selector below can help you decide where you should cast your line.

Bowfin
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Flier
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Freshwater Drum
Green Sunfish
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Northern Pike
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Roanoke Bass
Sauger
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White Catfish
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