Special Notes:

Happy trout stocking season!

The VDGIF fisheries team is excited to have things underway. We are all looking forward to another successful season, and wish you the best of luck.

With some severe weather on the horizon, we are very concerned about the safety of our staff and the angling community. As a result, some stockings will have to be postponed in the coming days. Not to worry, the fish are coming soon! Please be safe.

Douthat Lake & Wilson Creek is a fee fishing area.
In addition to a freshwater fishing license, a daily permit
is required from September 15 through October 31.
Refer to Fee Fishing Areas for additional information.

Wildlife Conservation Trout License Plate

Click on the license plate to find out more about the Wildlife Conservationist Trout plate!

Stocked Trout Fishing: Public Input Wanted

VDGIF and Virginia Tech's Department of Fish and Wildlife Conservation have initiated a process to develop a statewide Stocked Trout Management Plan. The Virginia Stocked Trout Management Plan will be designed to provide broad guidance on policies for addressing the complex management challenges and issues related to producing desirable fishing experiences for stocked trout. Learn more »

Trout Stocking Schedule

October 2, 2015

This information will be on the website at the earliest possible time on Monday through Friday, depending on availability of server. You may also call (434) 525-3474 after 4:00 PM for a voice message on those days.

The week of September 26, 2015:

Counties and localities are in bold.

Amherst Co.
Pedlar River (Lower) (10/1)
Bath Co.
Douthat Lake & Wilson Creek (Fee Area) (10/1)
Jackson River (Rt. 623) (10/1)
Buchanan Co.
Dismal River (10/2)
Carroll Co.
Chestnut Creek (Delayed Harvest) (10/1)
Pulaski Co.
Peak Creek (Delayed Harvest) (10/1)
Shenandoah Co.
Passage Creek (10/1)
Tazewell Co.
Lake Witten (10/2)
Lincolnshire Lake (10/2)
Warren Co.
Passage Creek (Delayed Harvest) (10/1)
Wise Co.
Pound River/N. Fk. Pound River (Delayed Harvest) (10/1)

Last updated: October 2, 2015