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Bass fishing in West Virginia

This largemouth bass, over ten pounds, was caught by Josh Tingler of Mineral Wells. The lunker was taken on a live bluegill, using 8 pound line. You just never know when you might catch a bass of a West Virginia.

All about fishing for spotted, smallmouth and largemouth bass in West Virginia lakes.

Bass Fishing Lakes In West Virginia

Find water in West Virginia and chances are you found bass. Small lakes, ponds, parks and rivers are good places to look. The states major lakes with bass include Beech Fork Lake, Cheat Lake, East Lynn Lake, Mt Storm Lake, Stonewall Jackson Lake, Summerville Lake and Tygart Lake.

Fishing for bass In West Virginia

Largemouth Bass

Largemouth bass

World record: 22 lbs 4 oz

WV State Record: 9 lbs 10 oz

Smallmouth Bass

Smallmouth bass

World record: 11 lbs 15 oz

WV State Record: 9 lbs 12 oz

Spotted Bass

Spotted bass

World record: 9 lbs 8 oz

WV State Record: 4 lbs 12 oz

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WV Bass fishing

Erik Tingler caught this 10-pound bass on a live bluegill in Wood County West Virginia. After catching his dream fish, he quickly weighed and measured it, then returned it to the water to fight another day.

Bass fishing in West Virginia

Bass are one of the most sought after of all the game fish. Its appeal spans cultures, age groups and genders to tap on the heart strings of anglers everywhere. Join us in our endeavor to offer information about bass fishing on your favorite bass lake in West Virginia.

Understanding the primary seasonal movements of smallmouth bass and largemouth bass is key to locating them on local lakes in the Mountain State.

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The West Virginia state record largemouth bass came out of Dog Run Lake and South Branch produced the WV state record smallmouth bass.

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Learn the lifecycle of a bass

The more you know about the seasonal migration of bass, the more likely you are to be looking in the right area next time you visit West Virginia bass fishing lakes. Bass become active in spring and begin the spawning process in shallow water. As summer arrives they move to deeper, cooler water. In fall they migrate into the shallows again and feed heavily preparing for their move to deeper water to wait out winter. Visit the bass fishing page for more in-depth information about bass activities.

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