2019 Walleye Fishing Forecast

Sport Fish Restoration LogoIn March of 2018, fisheries biologists and hatchery production staff collected adult walleye from the New River, Staunton River and South Holston Reservoir for the production of fingerling walleye to stock in selected lakes and rivers in Virginia.

Walleye were spawned or hatched at Vic Thomas, Front Royal, King and Queen, and Buller Fish Cultural Stations, raised in ponds until they are about 1.5 inches long, when they were stocked in locations across the state.

In 2018, DGIF stocked 769,544 fingerling walleye. The following report offers walleye sampling results and fishing forecasts on those waters that are stocked with walleye fingerlings.  Anglers who want to catch walleye should fish one of the locations in this forecast.

Download the 2019 Virginia Walleye Fishing Forecast (PDF)