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Lure in Some Summer Fun: Fishing Day Trips in or Near Prince William County

Nothing says summer like a shady spot on the bank of a lake or river with a pole in the water and a cold drink in our hand. Most of us at the Colgan Team have fond memories with our dads or grandads, seated on a river bank talking lures, learning to cast and sharing fish stories. It’s such a peaceful, relaxing pastime and a great way to make family memories. Here in Prince William County, we’re surrounded by wonderful sites to toss a line in. Carve out some time to pick up your pole and tackle box and head to a shady spot of your own this summer. (And don’t forget your fishing license!)

Silver Lake Regional Park

Silver Lake Regional Park is located in Haymarket and is a 23-acre lake fed by Little Bull Run Stream. Fisherman will find bluegill and largemouth bass aplenty! If you’re looking for serenity and quiet, this park is a great choice. No gas powered watercrafts are allowed on the lake, providing fisherman with the perfect atmosphere for reeling those fish on in!

Occoquan Hand Carry Launch

The Occoquan Hand Carry Launch is in Manassas below the Lake Jackson Dam. Boaters must carry their vessels 400 feet down a trail to the edge of the water, making this is a great launch site for small boats, kayaks and canoes. River fisherman can expect to pull in white perch, striped bass, largemouth bass, crappie, yellow perch, flathead catfish and channel catfish.

Lake Brittle

This 77-acre impoundment in Fauquier County was created as a public fishing lake in 1953. It’s just east of Warrenton and only 30 miles from the Beltway. Lake Brittle has been stocked annually since 1979, providing an abundance of fish for anglers to catch. You may reel in largemouth bass, bluegill, sunfish, crappie and channel catfish. Fisherman can opt to cast from their boats, the shoreline or the pier.

Locust Shade Park

Locust Shade Park is located in Triangle. This 8-acre pond is stocked with trout from November to April and channel catfish in the spring. You may also catch native bluegill, largemouth bass and crappie. Bank fishing or the ADA pier are the best spots for casting into this pond, with pedal boats and canoe rentals available weekends only, Memorial Day through Labor Day. In addition to a Virginia State Fishing License, trout fisherman ages 16 and up are required to have a Virginia State Trout License during winter fishing months.

Drop us a line and let us know if you check out one of these fine fishing spots near us, or if you have a favorite of your own! We’d love to hear from you. And if you’re looking to relocate to Prince William County, give us a call. We’ll get started on your search right away and help you settle into your new spot in PWC.

Chris Colgan is the CEO and Team Leader of the Chris Colgan Real Estate Team. Chris was born and raised in Gainesville, Virginia and has been in real estate for 10 years. He is a member of the Re/Max Hall of Fame and is in the top 25 for sales in the state of Virginia out of all Re/Max agents. He has been recognized as one of the United States’ and Canada’s Top 500 Marketing Experts by the National Association of Expert Advisors.