Hearthstone Lake (Augusta Co.) and Cook Lake (Alexandria) will not be stocked due to these lakes being renovated. Jerry’s Run (Alleghany Co.) will not be stocked due to stocking access limitations caused by flooding in June 2016.
Bear Creek Reservoir (Wise County) has been added as a Category B water. Big Brumley Creek changed from a Category C to a Category B water.
Three new waters have been added to the Delayed Harvest program: Big Moccasin Creek (Scott County), Indian Creek (Lee County), Middle Fork of Powell River (Wise County). The delayed harvest section of South River (Augusta Co.) is now a Catch and Release Only water. The Reach of South River upstream of Waynesboro has been changed from 16 inch minimum, 2 fish per day single point artificial lure only to 20 inch minimum, 1 fish per day, flyfishing only. A trout license will not be required to fish designated stocked trout waters during Free Fishing Days June 2-4, 2017.
A Youth-Only Stocked Trout Program has been established. Waters in this program will be designated by the Director and be considered Youth-Only from April 1 through June 15.