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Little Creek Reservoir

Little Creek Reservoir was constructed in 1981 and is owned by the City of Newport News. The watershed is relatively small, and pumping water from Chickahominy Reservoir primarily regulates the reservoir. On occasion, water is also pumped in from Diascund Reservoir. Water from Little Creek is then pumped to the terminal reservoirs of the Newport News water supply system.

This is a relatively deep, clear lake with little structure. Fishing success is usually best along points and drop-offs. Anglers will find a depth sounder extremely helpful. The majority of fishing action usually takes place on the deep side in depths of 15 to 20 feet. Anglers can find some shallow water action during the early spring period while fish are closer to the banks during the spawning season.

Largemouth bass, striped bass, black crappie, chain pickerel, yellow perch, bluegill and redear sunfish are the major species of interest in this reservoir. A few walleye continue to be caught from the 2000 stocking. DGIF fisheries staff managed to place Little Creek Reservoir back on the walleye stocking list. The fine hatchery staff at the Front Royal Hatchery produced 18,000 walleye fingerlings for Little Creek Reservoir. These walleye were stocked in the pelagic regions of the reservoir in 18 different areas.