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"We are now offering guided fishing trips on Sandy River Reservoir"

Ruben Williams

Sailor’s Creek Outfitters has teamed up with long time tournament angler Ruben Williams to offer guided bass fishing trips on Sandy River Reservoir.

The 740 acre reservoir has been open since 1996 and Ruben has been logging thousands of tournament and recreation hours on the lake every year since the day it was opened.

Sandy River Reservoir is well known as one of Virginia’s top bass fisheries and consistently produces 20+ inch fish.

Ruben Williams

Trips will be conducted on one of several of Ruben’s boats depending on water conditions.

All trips include Rods, reels, and tackle but you are more than welcome to bring your own gear.

We practice catch and release but you will still need to bring a small cooler for your personal drinks, snacks/lunch.

Trips available Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays only.

NOTE:  A Virginia fishing license is required by all anglers.

Lodging and meal packages available upon request:
Full Day (8 Hours)…………$450
Half Day (4 Hours(……...…$300
Multi-day trips available!

For detailed information please contact:

Chris McClellan - General Manager

Telephone: 434-603-2803


Sailor's Creek Outfitters LLC,  5368 B Lockett Road,  Rice,  VA  23966

Directions: - If you require assistance please Call: 434-603-2803

Sandy River Reservoir Source: Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries

Sandy River Reservoir is a 740-acre water supply impoundment located slightly east of the town of Farmville in Prince Edward County. Sandy River Reservoir is one of the newest lakes in Virginia with construction completed in 1994 and fishing opened in 1996. The reservoir was built and is owned by the county of Prince Edward with fisheries management responsibilities belonging to the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries.

Fishing Opportunities: Largemouth bass ,Panfish, Channel catfish and Chain pickerel

Largemouth bass:
The largemouth bass fishery at Sandy River Reservoir is excellent with fish of all sizes well represented. The population has been developing for the past eight years with sizes and numbers that rival many of the best lakes in Virginia. Bass up to eight and nine pounds and over 20 inches are becoming more and more common. The future of the fishery is looking pretty bright too with numerous smaller fish coming in behind the lunkers. Sandy River bass are growing faster than almost any other waterbody in the piedmont, and this trend should continue for several years to come. The largemouth bass fishery is managed with a 14-20 inch slot to improve quality fish catch rates and still allow for some harvest. As with most fish species, the best action for largemouth bass fishing is in the spring, but good action can be found in the summer fishing mornings and evenings and in deeper water.