9 Fishing Spots To Visit Around Charlottesville, Virginia


1. Walnut Creek Lake

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Walnut Creek Lake is a great fishing spot even without a boat. You can find largemouth bass, bluegill, crappie, redear sunfish and channel catfish.

2. Chris Greene Lake

4748 Chris Greene Lake Rd, Charlottesville, Virginia 22911
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Chris Greene Lake is great for catch and release. They have a wheelchair accessible pier.

3. Ragged Mountain Reservoir

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Ragged Mountain Reservoir will be reopening on September 1, 2014. Largemouth bass and bluegill can be found there. No gas boats and kayaks and canoes are recommended since you must carry the boat to the reservoir.

4. Rivanna Reservoir

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The Rivanna Reservoir is great for a secluded fishing trip. There are largemouth bass, bluegill, both black and white crappie, redear sunfish and channel catfish. Gas boats are not allowed.

5. Beaver Creek Lake

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Beaver Creek Lake is an excellent fishing spot because there is no swimming allowed. There are also beautiful views of The Blue Ridge Mountains.

6. Mint Springs Valley Park

6659 Mint Springs Park Road, Crozet, VA 22932
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Mint Springs Valley Park is a great place to go for trout, though they have other fish as well.

7. Lake Albemarle

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Albemarle Lake is a breathtaking lake that has natural populations of largemouth bass, bluegill, redear sunfish and black crappie.

8. Lake Gordonsville

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Gordonsville Lake is a small lake with a gravel ramp that has largemouth bass, crappie, bluegill and pumpkinseed sunfish.

9. James River

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The James River has several species of bass and sunfish. There’s also channel catfish, flathead catfish and muskies.

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