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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 4. Conservation and Natural Resources
Agency 15. Department of Game and Inland Fisheries
Chapter 330. Fish: Trout Fishing

4VAC15-330-110. Special Provisions Applicable to Certain Portions of Green Cove Creek, Smith Creek, Snake Creek and Whitetop Laurel Creek.

It shall be lawful to fish using only artificial lures with single hooks in that portion of Green Cove Creek in Washington County from Route 859 downstream to its mouth, in that portion of Smith Creek in Alleghany County from the Clifton Forge Reservoir Dam downstream to a sign at the Forest Service boundary above the C + O Dam, on Snake Creek in Carroll County upstream from its mouth to Hall's Fork on Big Snake Fork and to the junction of Routes 922 and 674 on Little Snake Fork, in Whitetop Laurel Creek in Washington County upstream from the mouth of Straight Branch to a sign at the Forest Service boundary just downstream of Taylor Valley, and in Whitetop Laurel Creek in Washington County upstream from the first railroad trestle above Taylor Valley to the mouth of Green Cove Creek at Creek Junction. All trout caught in these waters under 12 inches in length shall be immediately returned to the water unharmed. It shall be unlawful for any person to have in his possession any bait or any trout under 12 inches in length in these areas.

Statutory Authority

§§ 29.1-501 and 29.1-502 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR325-03-2 § 11, eff. January 1, 1992; amended, Volume 09, Issue 04, eff. January 1, 1993; Volume 11, Issue 05, eff. January 1, 1995; Volume 13, Issue 05, eff. January 1, 1997; Volume 15, Issue 05, eff. January 1, 1999.

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