Fishing Spots, Reports, and Regulations in Claytor Lake

4.9

Pulaski County, VA

Place public
Water Fresh
Depth 115 ft.

If you're planning to go fishing at Claytor Lake, it's essential to be aware of the local fishing regulations in the Pulaski County area. These regulations are in place to protect the environment and ensure a sustainable fishing experience. Before you cast your line, it's crucial to familiarize yourself with the rules and boundaries governing fishing in this area, as well as the specific regulations applicable to Claytor Lake.

You can find detailed information about the fishing regulations and legal requirements by consulting local authorities and resources in Pulaski County, Virginia, United States of America. This knowledge will help ensure a responsible and enjoyable fishing trip at Claytor Lake.

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Claytor Lake Fishing Map

Explore the Claytor Lake fishing map for a comprehensive understanding of the water boundaries 37°01'17.7"N 80°40'52.4"W and prime fishing spots.

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Fish Species to Catch in the Claytor Lake, VA

While you're at it, don't forget to check the fishing regulations at Claytor Lake to understand the specifics of catching each fish in Virginia.

There are countless Claytor Lake fish species to lure and explore on your next fishing trip. Every fish has its own set of rules and requirements that you must follow. Each fish species is subject to unique regulations, including fishing seasons, size limits, possession limits, and more.

Explore the fishing regulations for Largemouth bass, Smallmouth bass, Spotted bass, Rock bass, Striped bass, Hybrid striped bass, Alabama bass and others, as of June 20, 2024, to ensure you are in compliance with the latest rules. To view regulations for a different fish species, please select your preferred species from the list.

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Largemouth bass

#Popular
Regulation

Season

Always open

Bag limit

5

Max size

No

Min size

No

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Smallmouth bass

#Popular
Regulation

Season

Always open

Bag limit

5

Max size

No

Min size

No

Spotted bass Preview Photo

Spotted bass

#Popular
Regulation

Season

Always open

Bag limit

No

Max size

No

Min size

No

Rock bass Preview Photo

Rock bass

Regulation

Season

Always open

Bag limit

25

Max size

No

Min size

No

Above are just a few of the species found in Claytor Lake. However, for complete information about the rules for fishing in Claytor Lake you can use the Fishbox app. Fishbox is your trusted assistant, providing detailed regulations for 18 species of fish in Claytor Lake.

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Fishing Spots Near the Claytor Lake

Must visit the following nearest Claytor Lake fishing spots on your next fishing trip to extend the fun.

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9 hot spots

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Forsyth County, NC

7 hot spots

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Wilkes County, NC

9 hot spots

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Guilford County, NC

6 hot spots

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Guilford County, NC

8 hot spots

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Sullivan County, TN

10 hot spots

4.7

Carter County, TN

8 hot spots

4.2

City of Lynchburg, VA

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Rowan County, NC

10 hot spots

Tips and Tricks for Fishing on Claytor Lake

  • Peak Creek and Clapboard Hollow are full of largemouth bass. Lures that imitate crayfish are effective for black bass at Claytor Lake.
  • Fishing for striped bass and hybrid striped bass is great with the help of topwater baits in spring and fall.
  • The minimum length limit for smallmouth bass is 14 inches.
  • During the period from September 16 to June 30, you may catch 2 striped bass or hybrid striped bass with the minimum length limit of 20 inches. The daily creel limit from July 1 to September 15 is 4 fish per day with no minimum length limit.
  • The daily creel limit for muskellunge at Claytor Lake is 1 fish per day with the minimum length limit of 42 inches.

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