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Catchable Trout Stocking Plan


These waters are considered Designated Trout Waters and require a trout license between October 1 and June 15. Urban Waters require a trout license November 1–April 30.

Category A – stocked 8 times between October 1 and May 31.

Category B – stocked 5 times between October 1 and May 15.

Category C – stocked 3 times between October 1 and April 30.

* – National Forest Waters.

+ – Douthat Lake stocked 4 times and Wilson Creek stocked 5 times outside of the fee fishing season.

CR – Catch and release-stocked 3 times between October 1 and May 31.

DH – Delayed Harvest Water-Special Regulations apply, please refer to Delayed Harvest waters on Special Regulation Trout Waters. (stocked 3 times)

(NSF) – These waters receive one less stocking between October 1 and May 31.

** – A section of these waters is reserved for a fee fishing area.

(H) – These waters will receive a stocking for the “Heritage Day” program.
Heritage Day is April 2. For details see Special Regulation Trout Waters.

U – Urban fishing waters, trout license required November 1 through April 30, stocked 5 times between November 1 and April 15.

Stocking information for put-and-take stocking can be obtained on our website or by calling 434-525-FISH (3474). Both are updated after 3:00 pm each day fish are stocked.

*** The water discharge on Thompson WMA Pond has experienced periodic leaking over the past several years. Thompson will be stocked as a Category A water, provided the pond water level is compatible with stocking needs.

**** Passage Creek Delayed Harvest will be closed to fishing due to construction at the Front Royal Fish Hatchery.

***** Pedlar River Delayed Harvest may not be stocked during the fall months due to low stream flows.

Albemarle County

Mint Springs Lake (Upper)

A

Mint Springs Lake (Middle)

A

Moormans River (S. Fork)

B

Scottsville Lake

A

Sugar Hollow Reservoir

A

Alexandria City

Cook Lake

U

Alleghany County

Clifton Forge Reservoir*

A

Pounding Mill Creek*

B

Smith Creek*

C

(NSF)

Wilson Creek

C

Amherst County

Davis Mill Creek*

C

Little Irish Creek*

C

(NSF)

Pedlar River (Below dam)* *****

DH

Pedlar River (Lower)*

A

Pedlar River (Upper)*

B

(H)

Piney River*

DH

Piney River (S. Fk. and Proper)*

B

(NSF)

Rocky Row Run*

C

Appomattox County

Holliday Creek

DH

Augusta County

Back Creek*

B

Braley Pond*

A

Elkhorn Lake*

A

Falls Hollow*

C

(NSF)

Hearthstone Lake*

B

Lower Sherando Lake*

A

Mills Creek*

C

North River (Natural Chimneys)

B

North River (Gorge)*

B

North River (Upper)*

B

(NSF)

North River (Tail)*

DH

South River (Ridgeview Park)

A

South River

DH

Upper Sherando Lake*

B

Bath County

Back Creek

DH

Back Creek*

A

Bullpasture River

A

Cowpasture River*

A

Douthat Lake

+

Wilson Creek

+

Jackson River Special Reg.*

Jackson River (Hidden Valley)*

A

Jackson River (Rt. 623)*

A

Pads Creek*

B

Spring Run

CR

Bedford County

Liberty Lake

A

(H)

Bland County

Laurel Fork Creek

C

Lick Creek

B

Wolf Creek

A

Botetourt County

Jennings Creek*

A

(H)

McFalls Creek*

C

Middle Creek*

B

North Creek*

B

Roaring Run*

B

Buchanan County

Dismal River

A

Russell Fork River

C

Carroll County

Chestnut Creek

DH

Crooked Creek

A

**

Little Reed Island Creek

A

Lovills Creek

C

Stewarts Creek

B

(NSF)

Chesapeake City

Northwest River Park

U

Craig County

Barbours Creek*

B

(NSF)

Potts Creek*

A

Dickenson County

Cranesnest River

B

Frying Pan Creek

C

Pound River (Flannagan Dam)

A

Russell Fork River (Haysi)

B

Russell Fork River (Bartlick)

A

Fairfax County

Accotink Creek

DH

Holmes Run

DH

Fauquier County

Thompson WMA Pond

A***

Floyd County

Burkes Fork

A

Goose Creek

B

Laurel Fork

B

Little Indian Creek

B

(NSF)

Little River

A

Mira Fork

C

(NSF)

Rush Fork

C

(NSF)

West Fork Little River

B

(NSF)

Franklin County

Runnett Bag Creek

B

Pigg River

A

(H)

Frederick County

Clearbrook Lake

A

Hogue Creek

B

Paddy Run*

B

Wilkins Lake

A

Fredericksburg

Old Cossey Pond

U

Giles County

Big Stoney Creek*

A

Dismal Creek*

B

Wolf Creek

A

Grayson County

Big Wilson Creek

A

Elk Creek

A

Fox Creek*

B

Hales Lake*

A

Helton Creek

B

Middle Fox Creek

B

Greene County

South River

B

Hampton City

Armistead Point Park Pond

U

Henrico County

Dorey Park Lake

U

Henry County

Smith River (Dam)

B

Smith River (Lower)

A

Highland County

Bullpasture River

A

S. Br. Potomac River

B

Lee County

Hardy Creek

DH

Indian Creek

DH

Martins Creek

A

North Fork Powell River

A

Lynchburg City

Ivy Creek Park Pond

U

Madison County

Hughes River

A

Robinson River

A

(H)

Rose River

A

(H)

Montgomery County

Craig Creek*

B

Pandapas Pond*

A

Poverty Creek*

C

Toms Creek

B

Nelson County

Piney River

DH

South Rockfish River

C

(NSF)

Tye River

A

Norton City

Norton Reservoir (Upper)

A

Page County

Cub Run*

B

Hawksbill Creek

A

(H)

Upper Passage Creek*

C

Patrick County

Ararat River

B

Clarks Creek

B

Dan River (Above Talbott)

B

(NSF)

Dan River (Below Powerhouse)

A

Poorhouse Creek

C

(NSF)

Rockcastle Creek

B

Round Meadow Creek

C

(NSF)

South Mayo River (North Fork)

C

South Mayo River (South Fork)

C

Prince William County

Quantico MCB

B

(H) (NSF)

Locust Shade Park

U

Pulaski County

Peak Creek

(town of Pulaski)

B

Peak Creek

(below Gatewood Reservoir)

B

Richmond City

Shield Lake

U

Roanoke County

Glade Creek

A

Roanoke River (City)

A

Roanoke River (Green Hill Park)

DH

Roanoke River (Salem)

A

Roanoke River (Salem)

DH

Tinker Creek

A

(H)

Rockbridge County

Irish Creek*

B

Maury River

A

Mill Creek*

A

South River

B

Rockingham County

Briery Branch Lake*

A

Dry River

B

(NSF)

German River

C

Hone Quarry Lake*

A

Hone Quarry Run*

C

North Fork Shenandoah River

B

Silver Lake

B

Slate Lick Lake*

B

Slate Lick Run*

B

South River (Grottoes)

A

Russell County

Big Cedar Creek

A

Scott County

Bark Camp Lake*

A

(H)

Big Moccasin Creek

DH

Big Stony Creek

B

Little Stony Creek*

B

Stock Creek

B

Shenandoah County

Mill Creek

B

Passage Creek*

A

(H)

Peters Mill Creek*

C

Stony Creek

A

Tomahawk Pond*

B

Smyth County

Comers Creek*

C

Cressy Creek*

C

Dickey Creek*

C

Hurricane Creek*

C

Middle Fork Holston River

(Marion & Chilhowie)

A

(H)

Middle Fork Holston River

(Upper)

B

South Fork Holston River

(Buller Dam)*

A

South Fork Holston River

(Lower)

A

Staley Creek

A

Staunton City

Lake Tams

B

Tazewell County

Lake Witten

A

(H)

Laurel Creek*

C

Lincolnshire Lake

A

(H)

Little Tumbling Creek

B

Warren County

Happy Creek

B

Passage Creek ****

DH

Washington County

Beartree Lake*

A

(H)

Big Brumley Creek

B

Big Tumbling Creek

A

**

Big Tumbling Creek

CR

Straight Branch*

C

Tennessee Laurel

A

Valley Creek

C

Whitetop Laurel (Lower)*

A

Whitetop Laurel (Upper)*

A

Wise County

Bear Creek Res. (Wise Res.)

B

Clear Creek*

C

Middle Fork Powell River

A

Middle Fork Powell River

DH

Pound River/N.Fk. Pound River

DH

South Fork Powell River

A

(H)

Wythe County

Cripple Creek (Rt. 94)

A

Cripple Creek (Ravens)

A

(H)

Gullion Fork Ponds*

B

Rural Retreat Lake Pond

A

Stoney Creek*

C

West Fork Reed Creek*

C