Guide To The Best Bass Fishing Lakes In Virginia
Fish for spotted, smallmouth and largemouth bass in VA.
Bass are one of the most sought after of all the game fish. Its appeal spans cultures, age groups and genders to tap on the heart strings of anglers everywhere. Visit the Bass Knowledge Center for valuable information about bass and bass fishing.
Bass Lakes In Virginia
The state of Virginia offers a nice variety of bass fishing. The Potomac River is an excellent bass fishery. Other smaller rivers also offer excellent bass fishing. Ponds and small lakes are great places to find bass as well. The major lakes in VA with good populations of bass include Carvins Cove Reservoir, Claytor Lake, Connor Lake, Diascund Creek Reservoir, Flannagan Reservoir, Kerr Reservoir, Lake Anna, Lake Chesdin, Lake Gaston, Lake Moomaw, Leesville Reservoir, Occoquan Reservoir, Philpott Lake, Smith Mountain Lake, South Holston Lake, Swift Creek Reservoir and Western Branch Reservoir.
Bass In Virginia
World record: 22 lbs 4 oz
State Record: 16 lbs 4 oz
World record: 11 lbs 15 oz
State Record: 8 lbs 1 oz
World record: 9 lbs 8 oz
State Record: 6 lbs 10 oz
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Top 5 Bass Fishing Lures For Virginia
When bass are shallow, spinnerbaits, crankbaits and stickbaits are the most productive. As they move deeper, worms and jigs are among the top producers.
Virginia State Record Bass
The state record largemouth bass was caught from Connor Lake.
The state record smallmouth bass came from New River.
The state record spotted bass was caught out of Flannagan Reservoir.
Dave Boyers with a nice five-pound smallmouth bass.
Understanding the primary seasonal movements of smallmouth bass and largemouth bass is key to locating them on local lakes in the Old Dominion State.
Bass fishing basics video.
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Bass fishing information by state.
The lifecycle of bass
The more you know about the seasonal migration of bass, the more likely you are to be looking in the right area next time you visit Virginia bass fishing lakes. Visit the bass fishing page for more in-depth information about bass activities.