Phelps Pond

This pond is on the Phelps Wildlife Management Area in Fauquier County. It has largemouth bass, bluegill, redear, and channel catfish populations. The highlight here is the redear population, with recent surveys yielding trophy fish. The parking area is approximately 0.25-mile from the pond, and only carry-in boats are allowed. There is no boat ramp.

Access Permit Requirement

The Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries (DGIF) will require an Access Permit for visitors to department-owned Wildlife Management Areas (WMAs) and public fishing lakes effective January 1, 2012, who are age 17 and older, unless they possess a valid Virginia hunting, freshwater fishing, or trapping license, or a current Virginia boat registration. Learn more about the Access Permit »