Northeast Creek Reservoir

Northeast Creek Reservior is a Louisa County Water Authority water supply lake that was opened to fishing in 1987. This 187-acre reservoir had about 30 acres of standing trees left after construction, which now provides excellent cover for fish and fishing opportunities for anglers. The lake contains largemouth bass, bluegill, redear sunfish, crappie, chain pickerel, and channel catfish.

Maps & Directions

Take Route 33 east from the Town of Louisa for about 5 miles. Look for a small, indistinct sign for the reservoir on the left.
Map

Fishing Opportunities

This scenic 187-acre reservoir has about 30 acres of submerged standing timber, which provides excellent cover for fish and fishing opportunities for anglers. The lake contains largemouth bass, bluegill, redear sunfish, crappie, chain pickerel, and channel catfish. Because the County treats the reservoir periodically with copper sulfate, phytoplankton production is limited. This affects the entire food chain and reduces fish production. As a result, the fish populations are not abundant. However, because fishing pressure is relatively light, the bass and catfish populations do provide for some good angling. Channel catfish are stocked annually to maintain a healthy population. If you fish on a weekday, you’re likely to enjoy a bit of solitude on this beautiful and relatively remote lake.

Biologist Reports

Regulations

Largemouth Bass

  • harvest limit of 5 bass per day

Sunfish

  • harvest limit of 50 sunfish (combined) per day

Crappie

  • harvest limit of 25 crappie per day

Catfish

  • harvest limit of 20 catfish per day
  • Gasoline-powered outboards are not permitted on Northeast Creek Reservoir.
  • Electric motors are permitted.
  • Bank fishing is allowed in designated areas
  • The lake is open from 0.5 hours before sunrise to 0.5 hours after sunset.
  • Fishing permits are $2.00 daily – $10.00 annual – $8.00 senior citizen (calendar year).

For information and permits contact:

Louisa County Water Authority
Phone: 540-967-1122.

Facilities

  • Gravel boat ramp that can accommodate most boats is provided, and there is ample parking
  • The lake is open from 0.5 hours before sunrise to 0.5 hours after sunset.

 

More Information

For more information contact the VDGIF Central Virginia District Office at (804) 305-8940.