Fishing in Stafford

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Bordered by the Potomac and Rappahannock rivers, Stafford offers a variety of fishing for anglers of all styles and abilities. From the exciting top water action for tidal largemouth bass to the thrill of catching a Northern Snakehead, see for yourself why Stafford is unique.


Fishing in Stafford County has caught the attention of anglers on the national scene. The Kayak Bass Fishing Trail Series Tournament was held in 2020 and 2021 bringing anglers from the Mid-Atlantic and beyond to compete on the Potomac River to qualify for the regional finals and the series championship. Stafford was also host in 2021 to the “Snakehead Shootout” on the Potomac River. Retired U.S. Navy officer Chad “Knot Right” Hoover, founder and president of Kayak Bass Fishing, chose Stafford, Virginia as a destination for several reasons:

“It offers lots of access, world class fishing, ever changing conditions, and the opportunity to experience more than just great fishing,” he said. “There is proximity to so much water and diversity that makes Stafford a great destination for a Kayak Bass Fishing Trail event for years to come.”

Stafford County was featured on Kayak Bassin, a nationally televised show featured on the World Fishing Network and the Sportsman Channel. Hoover, host of the show, takes a deep dive into adventures off the beaten path where power boats can’t reach with valuable tips and tricks for anglers of all abilities.

Fishing Spots in Stafford

Abel Lake Reservoir

665 Kellogg Mill Rd, Fredericksburg, VA 22406

Aquia Harbour Marina

1415 Washington Drive, Stafford, VA 22554

Aquia Landing Park

2846 Brooke Road, Stafford, VA 22554

Crow’s Nest Natural Area Preserve

81 Raven Rd, Stafford, VA 22554

Curtis Lake

58 Jesse Curtis Lane or Stony Hill Road Fredericksburg, VA 22406

Curtis Memorial Park

58 Jesse Curtis Lane, Fredericksburg, VA

Duff McDuff Green Memorial Park

75 James Ashby Parkway, Falmouth, VA 22405

GMCO Potomac River Fishing Guide Service

65 Stonewall Drive Stafford, VA 22556

Government Island

(540) 658-4871
191 Coal Landing Road Stafford, VA 22554

Historic Port of Falmouth

401 River Road Falmouth, VA 22405

Holiday Harbor Marina

140 Hope Springs Lane Aquia Creek Stafford, VA 22554

Hope Springs Marina LLC

4 Hope Springs Lane Aquia Creek Stafford, VA 22554

Lake Mooney

495 Greenbank Road, Fredericksburg, Stafford, VA 22406

Little Falls Boat Ramp

952 Kings Highway Fredericksburg, VA 22405

Widewater State Park

101 Widewater State Park Road, Stafford, VA 22554

Willow Landing Marina

121 Willow Landing Road, Stafford, VA 22554