Guide To Fishing At Lake Chesdin
AKA: Chesdin Lake
Ideal for water skiing, boating, kayaking, canoeing and fishing, Lake Chesdin offers fun for the whole family. The lake covers 3,100 acres in the east-central part of Virginia, at Petersburg.
Anglers in a boat can explore over 340 miles of shoreline - some of which is accessible for fishing from bank. There is a fishing pier as well. Fishing enthusiasts are drawn here for bass and crappie, but the lake also has catfish, saugeye, walleye, stripers, and numerous sunfish species. Local VA fishing guides offer trips with all gear provided. There are several boat launch ramps, including one with no fee near the dam. Petersburg and West Petersburg are just a few miles from the lake.
What to fish for...
Fishing for largemouth bass, channel catfish, black crappie, white crappie, walleye, bluegill, pumpkinseed sunfish, redear sunfish, white perch, striped bass and saugeye at Lake Chesdin in Virginia.
Primary fish species residing in Lake Chesdin
Click images for fishing tips and details about each species.
Lake Chesdin Amenities
Boat Rental: YES
Boat Launch Ramp: YES
RV Hookups: YES
Convenience Store: NEARBY
Bait & Tackle: NEARBY
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Public Boat Launch Ramps & Landings
Lake Chesdin Boat Launch Ramp
Located in the southeast corner of the lake, off State Route 776, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and gravel parking.
Lake Chesdin Campground Boat Launch Ramp
Located in the southwest section of the lake, off State Route 623, this is a three-lane, concrete ramp with paved parking.
Lake Chesdin Park Boat Launch Ramp
Located in the northwest section of the lake, off Lake Chesdin Parkway, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with paved parking.
Whippernock Campground Boat Launch Ramp
Located mid lake, on the south side of the lake, off Sutherland Road, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and gravel parking.
2700 Sutherland Rd
Sutherland, VA 23885
Click here for a Virginia Fishing License.
Campgrounds & RV Parks Nearby
Lake Chesdin Campground - 804 265-9000
Lake Chesdin VA Map - Fishing & Camping Areas
Lake Chesdin Campground
713 Sutherland Rd
Church Rd, VA 23833
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Fishing in east-central VA, at Lake Chesdin, for bass, crappie, catfish, saugeye, walleye, stripers, and sunfish .