Virginia.gov

Douthat Lake - Regulations

  • Boats are allowed, but no gasoline powered motors can be used.
  • Area is closed to fishing 4 days prior to the 1st Satudray in April

Trout

6 fish per day
7 inch minimum size limit

Sunfish

50 fish per day
No minimum size limit

Channel catfish

5 fish per day
20 inch minimum size limit

Largemouth bass

5 fish per day
12 inch minimum size limit

Black crappie

25 fish per day
No minimum size limit

Chain pickerel

5 fish per day
No minimum size limit

License Requirements

  • 1st Sat in April - State fishing license and daily fishing permit - 9am-8pm
  • April - June 15 - State fishing license and daily fishing permit - 6am - 8pm
  • June 16 - Sept. 14 - State fishing license only - 6am - 10pm
  • Sept. 15 - Oct. 31 - State fishing license and daily fishing permit - 6am - 7pm
  • Nov 1 to 5 days prior to 1st Sat in April - State fishing license and state trout license.