Briery Creek Lake

Worsham, Virginia

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Briery Creek Lake in Prince Edward County is an 845-acre impoundment owned by the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries and is one of the state’s premier bass fisheries. The damming of Briery Creek and Little Briery Creek created Briery Creek Lake, which opened for public fishing in 1989. Much of the standing timber in this low-lying region was left in place to provide good fish habitat. Officials subsequently stocked the lake with Florida strain largemouth bass as well as crappie, red-ear sunfish, channel catfish, and chain pickerel. Was the Briery Creek Lake venture successful? Well, let’s put it this way: bass in excess of 24 inches long are commonplace here. Types of Fish: The predominant species here is largemouth bass, though anglers will also find quite a few sunfish available as well as channel catfish and crappie. This fly-fishing chapter describes the "where, when, and how" for fishing in this area. It includes a full-page map and information on the known hatches, suggested equipment to use, the best flies to use, season, limits, nearby accommodations, and camping.
Fly Fishing Virginia

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Fly Fishing Virginia

by Beau Beasley (No Nonsense Fly Fishing Guidebooks)

Briery Creek Lake in Prince Edward County is an 845-acre impoundment owned by the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries and is one of the state’s premier bass fisheries. The damming of Briery Creek and Little Briery Creek created Briery Creek Lake, which opened for public fishing in 1989. Much of the standing timber in this low-lying region was left in place to provide good fish habitat. Officials subsequently stocked the lake with Florida strain largemouth bass as well as crappie, red-ear sunfish, channel catfish, and chain pickerel. Was the Briery Creek Lake venture successful? Well, let’s put it this way: bass in excess of 24 inches long are commonplace here.

Types of Fish: The predominant species here is largemouth bass, though anglers will also find quite a few sunfish available as well as channel catfish and crappie. This fly-fishing chapter describes the "where, when, and how" for fishing in this area. It includes a full-page map and information on the known hatches, suggested equipment to use, the best flies to use, season, limits, nearby accommodations, and camping.

©  Beau Beasley/No Nonsense Fly Fishing Guidebooks. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Fly-Fishing
Nearby City: Worsham
Trail Type: Several options
Season & Limits: Best May through June
Driving Directions: Directions to Briery Creek Lake

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