Pulaski County

Pulaski County

Pulaski County offers a wide variety of fishing opportunities, from two lakes to the New River, which runs through three states. Gatewood Reservoir is ideal for largemouth bass, as well as a good number of crappie, catfish, bluegill and Muskie.

Claytor LakeClaytor Lake offers 26 different types of fish including bass, catfish, Muskie and carp.

The New River offers Muskellunge, Walleye, Catfish, Panfish.

Fishing Pulaski CountyLicense Requirements
Residents: All residents 16 years of age and older are required to possess a state freshwater fishing license to fish for trout. Persons who fish in designated stocked waters must have an additional trout license. A National Forest Stamp is necessary when fishing in most waters within the George Washington and Jefferson National Forests.

Non-Residents: Out-of-state anglers who fish designated stocked waters need to purchase: a non-resident state freshwater fishing license (five-day, non-resident licenses are available), a non-resident trout license, and a National Forest Stamp (where appropriate). For fishing in wild trout or most special regulation waters, the non-resident needs only: a non-resident state freshwater fishing license, the appropriate National Forest Stamp and landowner permit cards.

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