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Fishing at Carvins Cove

Numerous species of fish in plentiful numbers for fishing from land or from boats. A state fishing license is required for anyone 16 or older; licenses may be purchased at sporting goods stores.

The Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries provides detailed information and images of fish species, as well as fishing tips.













Season and Daily limits:

Bass: Largemouth and Smallmouth
Season: Year-round
Minimum Size: 14 inches
Limit: 5 per day (combined)

Bass: Rock
Season: Year Round
Minimum Size: No limit
Limit: 25 per day

Bass: Striped/Hybrid Striped
Season: Year-round
Minimum Size: 20 inches
Limit: 4 per day (combined)

Bluegill, Perch (white/yellow) and other assorted sunfish:
Season: Year-round
Minimum Size: No limit
Limit: 50 per day (combined)

Carp:
Season: Year-round
Minimum Size: No limit
Limit: None

Catfish:
Season: Year-round
Minimum Size: No limit
Limit: 20 per day

Chain Pickerel:
Season: Year-round
Minimum Size: No limit
Limit: 5 per day

Crappie:
Season: Year-round
Minimum Size: No limit
Limit: 25 per day

Muskellunge and Pike:
Season: Year-round
Minimum Size: 30 inches for muskellunge and 20 inches for pike
Limit: 2 per day (each species of fish)

Walleye:
Season: Year-round
Minimum Size: No limit
Limit: 5 per day