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Freshwater Fishing Guides - Bass, Catfish, and Trout
Freshwater Fishing in Virginia
Bass Fishing Guides
Bass (largemouth, smallmouth, spotted, and striped) fishing is an almost year-round sport in
Virginia. Largemouth bass are available in all types of waters from small streams to large
reservoirs. Smallmouth bass are the primary game fish in most inland river systems and are also
available in some reservoirs. Stripers are plentiful in most major VA reservoirs and tidal rivers.
The Northern Piedmont Region features Lake Anna and the upper James, Rappahannock,
and Potomac Rivers.
The Southern Piedmont Region features Virginia's two largest reservoirs - Smith Mountain
Lake and Buggs Island (Kerr Lake).
Bass fishing in the Tidewater Region is dominated by the Tidal Rivers (Potomac, Rappahannock,
and James); however, excellent fishing is also available in many small lakes and reservoirs.
Virginia's tidal river catfishing is second-to-none. The James River, in particular, is known to
yield giant cats on a regular basis. Although many of the guides listed above will guide for
catfish as well as bass on their home waters, these guides focus on Virginia's big tidal cats.
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