Fishing is a great way to unwind and take in the beauty of nature, and Northern Virginia has some of the best fishing spots in the region. Fountainhead Regional Park is an ideal place to start, with its 250-foot pier and 100-foot floating pier. The park also provides fishing classes for both adults and children, as well as tips and tricks from experienced anglers. The Occoquan Reservoir is a popular spot for catching largemouth bass, bluegill, and crab, as well as channel catfish, flat-headed catfish, northern pike, and white perch.
There are plenty of places along the banks for fishing, as well as piers and a fishing pier. Locust Shade Park and Lake Ridge Marina in Prince William County are also great spots for striped bass. Lake Brittle is another popular spot for bass, with 77 acres of lake and an annual supply of walk-perches. Burke Lake Park is also a great place to fish for bass, with its extensive shoreline and docks with bulkheads.
The easternmost and northeastern parts of Virginia are also great places to fish for other species. From lakes and ponds to rivers and streams, Northern Virginia has something for everyone.