Chris Greene Reservoir - Fishing Opportunities

Chris Greene Lake has quality fishing opportunities for largemouth bass, bluegill, and crappie. Channel catfish are stocked annually and also provide a good fishery. The 12-15-inch slot limit (all bass from 12 to 15 inches must be released) that was implemented in 1989 has helped maintain the bass population at a healthy level. Albemarle County draws the water level of the lake down several feet each winter to protect the beach from erosion during winter storms. This has apparently benefited the sport fish populations by forcing small fish into a smaller area where they are more susceptible to predation by bass and crappie. This keeps both crappie and bluegill from becoming overcrowded, and as a result, keeps their growth rates up. It also keeps bass well supplied with food and benefits their growth as well.