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{
"state": "VA",
"agency": "Department of Game and Inland Fisheries",
"date_effective": "2014-07-01T00:00:00-05:00",
"date_expires": "2015-06-30T23:59:59-05:00",
"conformsTo": "http://rooseveltschema.org/schemas/1.0a/fishing.json",
"schema_version": "1.0a",
"documentation": "http://opendata.github.io/Hunting-and-Fishing/",
"species": {
"name": "Black Crappie",
"taxonomy": "Pomoxis nigromaculatus",
"bova_id": 10190,
"images": [
{
"name": "Black Crappie",
"url": "http://www.dgif.virginia.gov/wildlife/fish/images/010190.jpg",
"credit": "Duane Raver, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service"
}
],
"aliases": ["papermouth", "Calico bass", "specks", "speckled perch"],
"identification": "Sunfish family. The black crappie is covered with dark, irregular blotches and has seven—rarely eight—dorsal spines. It shows more yellow and green on its sides and its caudal (tail) and anal fins are heavily flecked. Has protruding lower jaws."
},
"limits": {
"description": "25 per day in the aggregate (combined black and white crappie). No statewide length limits.",
"exceptions": {
"1": {
"place": "Gaston and Buggs Island (Kerr) reservoirs and that portion of the New River from the VA–NC state line downstream to the confluence of the New and Little rivers in Grayson County",
"description": "no daily limit"
},
"2": {
"place": "Flannagan and South Holston reservoirs",
"description": "No crappie less than 10 inches"
},
"3": {
"place": "South Holston Reservoir",
"description": "15 per day in the aggregate (combined black and white crappie)"
}
}
},
"best_fishing": {
"lakes": {
"Buggs Island": {
"gnis_id": 1501629,
"latitude": 36.5984761,
"longitude": -78.2983298
},
"Chesdin": {
"gnis_id": 1474230,
"latitude": 37.2775822,
"longitude": -77.6623003
},
"Chickahominy": {
"gnis_id": 1478078,
"latitude": 37.4037577,
"longitude": -76.956077
},
"Cohoon": {
"gnis_id": 1502117,
"latitude": 36.7572092,
"longitude": -76.645278
},
"Anna": {
"gnis_id": 1501942,
"latitude": 38.0611819,
"longitude": -77.8344649
},
"Smith Mountain": {
"gnis_id": 1502131,
"latitude": 37.062907,
"longitude": -79.7660301
},
"Prince": {
"gnis_id": 1502102,
"latitude": 36.806427,
"longitude": -76.6466867
},
"Gaston": {
"gnis_id": 985605,
"latitude": 36.5358582,
"longitude": -78.0552001
},
"Claytor": {
"gnis_id": 1501983,
"latitude": 37.0373452,
"longitude": -80.6593262
},
"Brittle": {
"gnis_id": 1501961,
"latitude": 38.751701,
"longitude": -77.6943356
},
"Moomaw": {
"gnis_id": 1502172,
"latitude": 37.9515137,
"longitude": -79.9553351
},
"Orange": {
"gnis_id": 1471939,
"latitude": 38.2261655,
"longitude": -78.0189351
},
"Burke": {
"gnis_id": 1464110,
"latitude": 38.7626447,
"longitude": -77.2992494
},
"South Holston": {
"gnis_id": 1327073,
"latitude": 36.5585741,
"longitude": -82.0043899
},
"Western Branch": {
"gnis_id": 1479861,
"latitude": 36.8060143,
"longitude": -76.6182993
}
},
"rivers": {
"Tidal Chickahominy": {
"gnis_id": 1478374,
"latitude": 37.2334815,
"longitude": -76.8896853,
"comment": "and its tributaries"
},
"Tidal James": {
"gnis_id": 1488853,
"latitude": 36.9415369,
"longitude": -76.4435588
},
"South Fork Shenandoah": {
"gnis_id": 1487411,
"latitude": 38.9442772,
"longitude": -78.1875001
}
}
},
"fishing_techniques": "Light spinning or spin-casting rods and reels with tiny jigs, doll flies, streamers, small crankbaits that imitate minnows, small spoons and spinner-bucktail combinations, and spinner-grubs. Best live baits are small to medium minnows."
}
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