Fishing in West Virginia, WV

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  1. Superb trout fishing in a rugged canyon that seems completely cut off from the rest of the world.

    Difficulty
    4 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    39.9 miles
    Duration
    The Gauley River is very remote, so allow enough time for the trip.
  2. This lake is home to some trophy-sized walleye, but catching these fish isn't always easy.

    Difficulty
    4 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    152.0 miles
    Duration
  3. Lake Stephens offers an all-American summer vacation atmosphere with waters chocked full of fish.

    Difficulty
    3 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    41.9 miles
    Duration
    Half a day to one day should allow enough time to set up your boat and explore the area.
  4. Easily accessible, Cacapon Resort State Park is perfect for families or serious anglers looking to catch trout, bass, catfish, and bluegill.

    Difficulty
    1 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    194.0 miles
    Duration
  5. Babcock State Park’s two options for fishing, Boley Lake and Glade Creek, will have anglers excited about catching their next trout.

    Difficulty
    2 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    44.1 miles
    Duration
  6. Fishing the Bluestone in Southern West Virginia feels more like a Western trout stream than an Appalachian river.

    Difficulty
    3 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    60.9 miles
    Duration
  7. Bass, walleye, and trout are just a few of the plentiful species that thrive at this popular fishing area, the perfect spot for anglers to cast a few lines.

    Difficulty
    3 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    39.9 miles
    Duration
  8. Cheat Lake is a reservoir located near Morgantown that is quickly becoming one of the best bass fisheries in the state.

    Difficulty
    2 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    131.3 miles
    Duration
  9. If you love fishing and are up for a challenge, Tygart Lake is the perfect place to find walleye and smallmouth bass, although crappie, channel catfish, flathead catfish, white bass, and muskellunge are also common.

    Difficulty
    2 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    107.8 miles
    Duration
  10. The North Fork of the South Branch Potomac River has some of the best trout fishing in the area.

    Difficulty
    1 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    111.2 miles
    Duration
  11. Home to a treasure trove of smallmouth bass, the Potomac and Shenandoah rivers near Harpers Ferry have a way of luring anglers back again and again.

    Difficulty
    1 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    219.3 miles
    Duration
  12. A fisherman’s paradise in the Appalachian mountains, Watoga State Park is home to a man-made lake and the Greenbrier River, where you can snag yourself a largemouth bass, channel catfish, bluegill, or trout.

    Difficulty
    1 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    7028.6 miles
    Duration
    While you can definitely come out for just a couple hours, you'll want to spend at least a half day here.
  13. More than 150 miles long, the Greenbrier River in West Virginia has great rural scenery, rich history, and excellent fishing.

    Difficulty
    2 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    7028.6 miles
    Duration
  14. Mountwood Park Lake is a 50-acre warmwater lake that is a great fishing spot year round. Come here any time to hook yourself a rainbow, golden or brook trout, bluegill, or largemouth bass.

    Difficulty
    1 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    64.3 miles
    Duration
    You will want to plan for at least a half day out on the calm waters.
  15. The Elk River, tucked away in West Virginia’s Allegheny Mountains, is a trout and fly fisher’s paradise. With a mix of wild and stocked trout of serious sizes, the Upper Catch & Release (C&R) is prime trout fishing territory.

    Difficulty
    2 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    80.3 miles
    Duration
    Plan to spend at least a day on the river.
  16. Quaint and picturesque, Plum Orchard Lake is so relaxing, it’s worth spending the day on the lake even without fishing, but you can reel in a pretty broad variety of fish, including sizable bass and bluegill.

    Difficulty
    2 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    33.8 miles
    Duration
    This lake is easily accessible from the West Virginia Turnpike (I-64 & I-77). It's perfect for a half or full day of fishing.
  17. Babcock State Park offers trout fishing on Boley Lake and Glade Creek in a serene, rural setting.

    Difficulty
    2 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    44.1 miles
    Duration
    Fishing at Babcock can be as short as a half day to as long as multiple days depending on your preference.
  18. Fishing the Bluestone River in Southern West Virginia.

    Difficulty
    3 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    66.9 miles
    Duration
  19. This vast reservoir is an angler’s dream, lined with sandstone cliffs and chock-full of fish.

    Difficulty
    3 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    41.4 miles
    Duration
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