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Clifton Forge Reservoir - Regulations

Trout

6 fish per day
7 inch minimum size limit

Largemouth bass

5 fish per day
12 inch minimum size limit

Sunfish

50 fish per day
No minimum size limit

Black Crappie

25 fish per day
No minimum size limit

Channel Catfish

5 fish per day
15 inch minimum size limit

Fishing Hours:



From October 1 - June 15, one hour before sunrise to one hour after sunset. From June 16 - September 30, the lake can be fished 24 hours a day.

License Requirements:

For state residents, a license is required for those 16 years or older. For non-resident, or the 5-day trip license, a license is required for those 12 years and older. A trout license, in addition to the previously mentioned licenses, is required from October 1 - June 15 only. A National Forest permit is also required to fish the lake.