Gauley River - Fishing
Superb trout fishing in a rugged canyon that seems completely cut off from the rest of the world.
The river is 105 miles long. The lower 25 miles below Summersville Dam is in the Gauley River National Recreation Area.
Destination Distance From Downtown
There are a variety of fish, especially trout, in this beautifully remote canyon. But, it’s rugged, and you need to be prepared to hike, scramble, and wade.
Time To Complete
The Gauley River is very remote, so allow enough time for the trip.
Spring and fall are the best times of the year to fish, because many species are more active in cool water and feed aggressively. Fishing in the early morning and late evening will reap the most rewards.
On Leash Only
A West Virginia Fishing License is mandatory.