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Quantico MCB Ponds & Lakes

There are six fishing lakes on Quantico MCB, ranging in size from one to 477 acres. A base permit is required in addition to the proper state fishing license. The Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries and the U.S. Marine Corps cooperatively manage these lakes. Although an active military base owned by the Department of Defense, anglers properly licensed to fish Commonwealth waters need only a base permit (available from the Commanding General, NREA Branch-B046, 3250 Katlin Ave., Quantico, VA 22134-5001 or 703-784-5810) to fish Lunga and other MCBQ waters.

Lunga, the largest and most popular water body on base, was originally stocked in 1957 and 1958 with largemouth bass and bluegill. The USFWS stocked striped bass from 1977 - 1982, but this practice was discontinued due to shifts in management philosophy. Habitat for adult striped bass (cool water temperatures with adequate oxygen) is marginal in Lunga. A 1996 management plan for MCBQ identified the following important sportfish in the reservoir: largemouth bass, black crappie, bluegill, redear sunfish, warmouth, chain pickerel, channel catfish, brown bullhead and white perch.