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Staunton River - Regulations

Smallmouth bass

Leesville dam to mouth of Difficult Creek:

  • 1 per day
  • 20 inch minimum

Downstream of Difficult Creek (Charlotte County):

  • 5 per day
  • Only 2 of 5 may be less than 14 inches

Largemouth and spotted bass

Leesville dam to mouth of Difficult Creek:

  • 5 per day
  • No length limit

Downstream of Difficult Creek (Charlotte County):

  • 5 per day
  • Only 2 of 5 may be less than 14 inches

Striped Bass

(Buggs Island Lake including Staunton River up to Leesville Dam and Dan River up to Union Street Dam)

June 1 to September 30

  • 4 per day
  • No length limit

October 1 to May 31

  • 2 per day
  • No Striped Bass less than 24 inches


Other Species