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Fishing At Claytor Lake

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Fishing for largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, spotted bass, channel catfish, flathead catfish, black crappie, walleye, bluegill, white bass, yellow bass, yellow perch, striped bass and hybrid striped bass at Claytor Lake in Virginia.

In a beautiful setting, this mountain reservoir called Claytor Lake offers up camping, boating and fishing away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. This is a 4,500-acre lake in the southwest part of the state, at Radford, VA. Anglers can explore over 60 miles of shoreline in search of bass, crappie, walleye, catfish, stripers, hybrid striped bass, perch, bluegill, white bass and sunfish. Some VA fishing guides offer guided bass, striper and crappie trips on Claytor Lake. Several boat launch ramps, some for a small fee and some for free, are scattered around the lake. Boat docks, trees and fish habitat are the primary cover for fish and baitfish. Kayaks, canoes and all types of fishing boats provide access to this river fishery.

Primary fish species residing in Claytor Lake

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Largemouth bass Smallmouth bass Spotted bass Channel catfish Flathead catfish Black crappie Walleye Bluegill White Bass Yellow Bass Yellow Perch Striped bass Hybrid Striped Bass

Claytor Lake Amenities

Marina: YES
Boat Rental: YES
Boat Launch Ramp: YES
Campgrounds: YES
RV Hookups: YES
Lodging: YES
Convenience Store: YES
Bait & Tackle: YES
Restaurant: YES

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Campgrounds & RV Parks Nearby

Claytor Lake State Park Campground - 540 643-2500

Cedar Cove Campground - 540 674-8180

Covey's Family Campground - 540 674-5201

McGuire Family Campground - 540 674-5561

Fort Chiswell RV Park - 276 637-6868

Izaak Walton League Campground - 540 382-7063

Claytor Lake VA Map - Fishing & Camping Areas

Contact Information
Claytor Lake State Park
6620 Ben H. Bolen Dr
Dublin, VA 24084
540 643-2500

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Claytor Lake in Virginia.

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Fishing in southwest VA, at Claytor Lake, for bass, crappie, walleye, catfish, stripers, hybrid striped bass, perch, bluegill, white bass and sunfish .

Fishing on Claytor Lake.