in West Virginia for Bluegills, Hybrid Sunfish, Rock Bass, White
Bass, Yellow Perch and Other WV Panfish.
One or more species of sunfish populate virtually all warm water
streams, ponds and lakes throughout West Virginia and around the world
for that matter. They can survive in waters that provide their
natural food source of minnows, crustaceans, insects and worms.
Their competitive nature amongst themselves for food, makes them
relatively easy to catch.
Sunfish Lakes In West Virginia
You can catch sunfish most everywhere in West Virginia. Fish for
them in ponds, creeks, rivers and lakes. Major WV lakes with sunfish
include Beech Fork Lake, Cheat Lake, East Lynn Lake, Mt Storm Lake,
The West Virginia state record bluegill sunfish came out of a
private pond and Tygart Lake produced the WV state record yellow
Panfish are prolific spawners and repopulate the waters as fast
as they are harvested. A common problem with panfish fishing is
that the waters are under-fished causing panfish to overpopulate.
As a result they tend to stay small in size due to lack of food
The list of panfish is comprised of many fishes each called by
a variety of names. The bluegill tops the list and is the most common.
Check for West Virginia bluegill fishing
articles in the articles section.
Crappie are also considered panfish. For details on crappie visit
World Record: 3.0 lbs.
World Record: 6.8 lbs.
USA Record: 3.75 lbs
For general information on local fishing visit
the West Virginia
Fishing home page.
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WV Sunfish Fishing - All About Fishing for Bluegill
& Other Panfish in West Virginia.