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


Aquia Harbour Marina


Curtis Lake


Duff McDuff Green Memorial Park


GMCO Potomac River Fishing Guide Service


Historic Port of Falmouth


Holiday Harbor Marina


Hope Springs Marina LLC


Lake Mooney


Little Falls Boat Ramp


Widewater State Park


Willow Landing Marina