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Chain Pickerel near Richmond, Virginia

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Does anybody know of any ponds or streams near Richmond that have chain pickerel? I know swift creek resivoir has some but I don’t have a boat so I won’t have any access. Anything helps!

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Avid, get the 2018 Freshwater Fishing in Virginia free booklet and look at the locations that list the types of species found in their water.

 

Page 39 has a list of the places that have Chain Pickerel.

 

Page 21 tells you how many you can keep on any one day.

 

Page 43 starts a list of locations that hold Chain Pickerel throughout the state.

 

You can get your free copy at Dick's, BPS, Cabela's or Green Top.

 

Good  luck. 

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Lake Chesdin has them. I catch them all the time, not that I want to. I’ve also caught them at Picture lake in Dinwiddie county. They have a campground there and I’m pretty sure they rent boats.

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If you’re willing to make a small run. Newport News Park, about mile marker 250 on 64 east. Loaded!

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Welcome aboard!

 

Richmond guys to the rescue!

 

I can tell you every reservoir on the Peninsula 

has plenty of pickerel! Caught some mighty 

nice ones in my time on the water.

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Firetiger crankbaits, or chartreuse spinnerbaits. 

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1 hour ago, WdyCrankbait said:

If you’re willing to make a small run. Newport News Park, about mile marker 250 on 64 east. Loaded!

Shouldn't you be studying and waiting hand and foot on your wife in lieu of screwing around on the Forum????:D

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Hey thanks guys! I’m currently working a night shift so my reply for now is short. I’ll introduce myself more tomorrow!

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6 hours ago, Sam said:

Shouldn't you be studying and waiting hand and foot on your wife in lieu of screwing around on the Forum????:D

I’m not passing that test first time out. Plus, she fell last night on her knee she had the ACL surgery. (Clumsy wife)

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my neighborhood ponds have a bunch out by Woodlake, I'll PM you name.

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Thanks for all the responses! A little bit of background on me. I’m a senior at VCU currently and I’m an avid fisherman for any freshwater fish that will bite. Lately I’ve been trying to find places close by that have chain pickerel of any size just to catch and release some. My favorite type of bass to catch are smallmouth but like I said I love to fish for anything and everything. Thanks again for all the feedback, I’m hoping that I’ll be able to get on some pickerel soon!

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Whippernock marina at Lake Chesdin also has boat rental. Like I said earlier, Chesdin has lots of Pickerel and I just about catch one or two every time I fish there.

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