Fish Found In Norfolk's Reservoirs

Norfolk's lakes are stocked by the Department of Game and Inland Fish. Lakes Prince and Western Branch are stocked annually with Striped Bass (Chesapeake Bay strain). No fish are stocked in Burnt Mills. The Intown Lakes were previously stocked with Walleye (non-native to this area) to provide this highly prized sport fish to anglers and to help control the abundant forage fish populations in the lakes. Native or naturalized fishes (largemouth bass, bluegill, crappie) are not stocked since they can reproduce successfully.

FishLake PrinceWestern BranchBurnt MillsIntown Lakes
Striped BassxxNone
None
Largemouth Bassxxxx
White PerchxxNone
x
Yellow PerchxNonexx
Bluegillxxxx
WalleyeNoneNone
None
x
Redear SunfishxxNone
None
Pumpkinseed Sunfishxxxx
Redbreast SunfishxxNone
None
WarmouthxNone
xNone
Chain PickerelxNone
xNone
Channel CatfishNonexNone
None
Flathead CatfishNone
None
None
x
White CatfishxxNone
x
Brown BullheadNone
None
None
x
Black CrappieNone
None
None x

* Intown Lakes - Lake Whitehurst, Little Creek Reservoir, Lake Smith, Lake Lawson