Fish In The Shenandoah River

 Channel Catfish
The channel catfish is perhaps one of the most popular fish.  
Night fishing for this species is one of the most popular sports
with fish reaching well over 30 inches and 15 pounds not
BullHeads, Mud Cats
Plentiful and found everywhere and always ready to provide you with an 
evening of excitement.
 Smallmouth/Largemouth Bass
The much sought after smallmouth and largemouth bass are abundant 
and many trophies are caught each year.  A size limit has been established 
in which fish between 11 and 14 inches in length must be returned to the
water in most parts of the Shenandoah.  Other slots may apply in some areas. 
Check the Fishing Laws before you go.  (Pictured here the Largemouth)
Virginia Fish and Game Laws 
 SunPerch or Bream
There are many species of SunPerch, Bream, and BlueGill. 
Easy to catch and very plentiful, they are a favorite with children.
  (Shown here also is the CRAPPIE)


One of the largest fish in the Shenandoah River and one of the hardest to catch.  A bottom feeder known as the "Hog", they often reach 30 pounds or more.


These illustrations are by no means a complete list.  There are many other species too numerous to
show such as SUCKERS, MINNOWS, REDEYE, etc.

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