Trout Stocking to Resume in Virginia’s Lake Thompson

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The Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries announced on 1/12/2011 that it will return Lake Thompson (Fauquier County) to the agency’s list of designated stocked trout waters for 2011.

Lake Thompson is a 10-acre pond located on the G. Richard Thompson Wildlife Management Area (WMA) which has been in the state’s trout stocking program for many years. However, the lake self-drained last summer due to a faulty emergency drain feature. Recently the leak has plugged itself and the water level has been stable for several months.

Lake Thompson is a Category A put-and-take trout water which means it will be stocked 6 times between now and May 31st and a trout license is required in addition to a fishing license for anglers over age 15. Questions concerning this fishery should be directed to John Odenkirk at (540) 899-4169 x117 or

source: Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries