Lake Brunswick in Brunswick County is an excellent panfish lake with abundant bluegill and redear in "keeper" sizes. Crappie populations are abundant, and they average about 10 inches. It is also a good largemouth bass lake with good numbers of bass over 15 inches and a few fish over 20 inches. The lake also has some healthy-sized yellow perch. Brunswick Lake is being drawn down during the winter of 2001-2002 to make some repairs to the dam and also to put in a new boat ramp, parking lot, and fishing pier. There are a few homes around the lake, but VDGIF owns a 20-foot strip of land around the entire shoreline, which is open to the public.
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 »