Welcome to the Land between the Lakes!
You get a line and I'll get a pole, Honey
FISH VIRGINIA FIRST
Your Premiere Fishing Destination
Each year more than 800,000 anglers visit Virginia to experience many of the state's renowned fishing sites. Virginia truly is an ideal destination for both seasoned and novice fishermen alike; the allure of the Chesapeake Bay, the famed coastal waters and the abundant streams of the Blue Ridge Mountains promises a unique experience for all types of anglers!
There are more than 176,000 acres of public lakes statewide and an estimated 27,300 miles of streams available to all types of anglers.
Can you identify all of the freshwater fish found in Virginia? Click here to test your knowledge.
Franklin County Virginia is called "The Land Between the Lakes" as we sit on the eastern foothills in the shadow of the Blue Ridge, we also encompass two of Virginia's largest and most famous lakes "Smith Mountain Lake" to the north and "Philpott Lake" to the south. Both are home to trophy and citation fish. You will also recognize Smith Mountain Lake as the home to the Blue Ridge Brawl on ESPN (Bassmasters Tournie).
Visit the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries website click here to learn more about fishing regulations, trophy fish in Virginia, boat ramps, and more.
Need help to plan your fishing trip? Visit the Fish Virginia First website click here. From this website you can plan by:
- Body of Water
- Time of Year
VIRGINIA IS FOR FISH LOVERS