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Posted: Wednesday, March 19, 2014 2:37 pm

While much of our fair state has been dodging snowstorms sandwiched between spurts of beautiful weather, the Game Department has been busy with the trout stocking trucks. By now, almost every stock-able stream and lake in the state has received at least one load of trout. The water is flowing well and conditions – beside a little cold weather – could hardly be better.

Eddie Monger of Crozet took advantage this past weekend with a trip to Swift Run in Green County and was rewarded with a nice stringer of fat brook trout. To see which streams and lakes will be stocked this spring, check out the 2014 Catchable Trout Stocking Plan below.

2014 Catchable Trout Stocking Plan

These waters require a trout license between October 1 and June 15. Urban Waters require a trout license November 1-April 30.

Category A stocked 8 times between October 1 and May 30. Category B stocked 5 times between October 1 and May 15.

A

Briery Branch Lake* A

Dry River German River Hone Quarry Lake* A Hone Quarry Run* C North Fork Shenandoah River B Silver Lake B

Category C stocked 3 times between October 1 and April 30. * NationalForestWaters.

+ DouthatstockedasCategoryA,WilsonasCategoryBput-and-takewater after fee fishing season.

CR Catch and release DH DelayedHarvestWater-SpecialRegulationsapply,pleaserefertoDelayed

Harvest waters on page 24. (NSF) These waters do not receive fall & early winter stockings.

** A section of these waters is reserved for a fee fishing area. (H) These waters will receive a stocking for the “Heritage Day” program.

Heritage Day is April 5. For details see page 19.

U Urbanfishingwaters,troutlicenserequiredNovember1throughApril30, stocked 5 times between November 1 and March 31.

Stocking information for put-and-take stocking can be obtained on our website or by calling 434-525-FISH (3474). Both are updated after 4:00 PM each day fish are stocked.

***The water discharge on Thompson WMA Pond has experienced periodic leaking over the past several years and the Department is taking steps to mitigate the problem. Thompson will be stocked as a Category A water, provided the pond water level is compatible with stocking needs.

ALBEMARLE COUNTY

Mint Springs Lake (Upper) A; Mint Springs Lake (Middle) A; Moormans River (N. Fork) B; Moormans River (S. Fork)B; Sugar Hollow Reservoir A

ALEXANDRIA CITY

Cook Lake U

ALLEGHANY COUNTY

Clifton Forge Reservoir* A; Jerrys Run* C; Pounding Mill Creek*B; Smith Creek* C

AMHERST COUNTY

Davis Mill Creek* C; Little Irish Creek*C; Pedlar River (Below dam) DH; Pedlar River (Lower)* A; Pedlar River (Upper)* B; Piney River (S. Fk. and Proper)* B Rocky Row Run* C

APPOMATTOX COUNTY

Holliday Creek DH

AUGUSTA COUNTY

Back Creek*B; Braley Pond*A; Elkhorn Lake* A; Falls Hollow* C; Hearthstone Lake* A; Lower Sherando Lake*A; Mills Creek* C; North River (Natural Chimneys) B; North River (Gorge)* B; North River (Upper)* B; North River (Tail)* DH; South River (Ridgeview Park) A; South River DH; Upper Sherando Lake* B

BATH COUNTY

Back Creek DH; Back Creek* A; Bullpasture River A; Cowpasture River* A; Douthat Lake and Wilson Creek+ Jackson River Special Reg.* Jackson River (Hidden Valley)* A; Jackson River (Rt. 623)*A; Pads Creek* B; Spring Run CR

BEDFORD COUNTY

BLAND COUNTY

Laurel Fork Creek C; Lick Creek B; Wolf Creek A

BOTETOURT COUNTY

Jennings Creek* A(H) ; McFalls Creek* C; Middle Creek* B; North Creek* B; Roaring Run* B

BUCHANAN COUNTY

Dismal River A; Russell Fork River C

CARROLL COUNTY

Chestnut Creek DH; Crooked Creek A;** Little Reed Island Creek A; Lovills Creek C; Stewarts Creek B

CHESAPEAKE CITY

Northwest River Park U

CRAIG COUNTY

Barbours Creek* B (NSF); Potts Creek* A

DICKENSON COUNTY

Cranesnest River B; Frying Pan Creek C; Pound River (Flannagan Dam) A; Russell Fork River (Haysi) B; Russell Fork River (Bartlick) A

FAIRFAX COUNTY

Accotink Creek DH; Holmes Run DH

FAUQUIER COUNTY

Thompson WMA Pond A***

FLOYD COUNTY

Burkes Fork A; Goose Creek B; Laurel Fork B; Little Indian Creek B(NSF) Little River A; Mira Fork C(NSF) ; Rush Fork C (NSF); West Fork Little River B (NSF)

FLUVANNA COUNTY

Hardware River DH

FRANKLIN COUNTY

Runnett Bag Creek B Pigg River A (H)

FREDERICK COUNTY

Clearbrook Lake A; Hogue Creek B; Paddy Run* B; Wilkins Lake A

FREDERICKSBURG

Old Cossey Pond U

GILES COUNTY

Big Stoney Creek* A; Dismal Creek* B; Wolf Creek B

GRAYSON COUNTY

Big Wilson Creek A; Elk Creek A; Fox Creek* B; Hales Lake* A; Helton Creek B; Middle Fox Creek B

GREENE COUNTY

South River B; Swift Run B

HENRICO COUNTY

Dorey Park Lake U

HENRY COUNTY

Smith River (Dam) B; Smith River (Lower) A

HIGHLAND COUNTY

Bullpasture River A; S. Br. Potomac River B

LEE COUNTY

Martins Creek A; North Fork Powell River A

MADISON COUNTY

Hughes River A; Robinson River A; Rose; River A

MONTGOMERY COUNTY

Craig Creek* B; Pandapas Pond* A; Poverty Creek* C; Toms Creek B

NELSON COUNTY

South Rockfish River C; Tye River A

NEWPORT NEWS

Lake Biggins U

PAGE COUNTY

Cub Run* B; Hawksbill Creek A; Upper Passage Creek* C

PATRICK COUNTY

Ararat River B; Clarks Creek B; Dan River (Above Talbott) B; Dan River (Below Powerhouse)A; Poorhouse Creek C; Rockcastle Creek B; Round Meadow Creek C (NSF); South Mayo River (North Fork) C; South Mayo River (South Fork) C

PRINCE WILLIAM COUNTY

Quantico MCB B (H); Locust Shade Park U

PULASKI COUNTY

Peak Creek B; Peak Creek DH

RICHMOND CITY

Shield Lake U

ROANOKE COUNTY

Glade CreekA; Roanoke River (City)A: Roanoke River (Green Hill Park) DH; Roanoke River (Salem)A; Roanoke River (Salem) DH; Tinker Creek A (H)

ROCKINGHAM COUNTY

Briery branch Lake A; Dry River B (NSF); German River C; Hone quarry Lake * A; Hone Quarry Run* C; N. Fk. Shenandoah B; Silver Lake B; Slate Lick Lake* B; slate Lich Run* B; South River A

RUSSELL COUNTY

Big Cedar Creek A

SCOTT COUNTY

Bark Camp Lake* A; Big Stony Creek B; Little Stony Creek*B; Stock CreekB

SHENANDOAH COUNTY

Mill Creek B; Passage Creek* A; Peters Mill Creek* C; Stony Creek A; Tomahawk Pond B

SMYTH COUNTY

Comers Creek* C; Cressy Creek* C ; Dickey Creek* C; Hurricane Creek* C; Middle Fork Holston River (Marion & Chilhowie) A; Middle Fork Holston River (Upper) B; South Fork Holston River (Buller Dam)* A; South Fork Holston River Lower A; Staley Creek A

STAUNTON CITY

Lake Tams

TAZEWELL COUNTY

Lake Witten A (H); Laurel Creek* C; Lincolnshire Lake A (H); Little Tumbling Creek B

WARREN COUNTY

Happy Creek B; Passage Creek DH

WASHINGTON COUNTY

Beartree Lake* A (H); Big Brumley Creek C; Big Tumbling Creek A; Straight Branch* C; Tennessee Laurel A; Valley Creek C; Whitetop Laurel (Lower)* A; Whitetop Laurel (Upper)* A

WISE COUNTY

Clear Creek* C; Pound River DH; S Fk Powell R A (H)

WYTHE COUNTY

Cripple Creek (Rt. 94) A; Cripple Creek (Ravens) A (H); Gullion Fork Ponds* B; Rural Retreat Lake Pond A; Stoney Creek* C; West Fork Reed Creek* C

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