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Best West Virginia Fishing Lakes

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Top places to fish for bass, catfish, crappie and more in WV.

Bluestone Lake, Cheat Lake, Stonewall Jackson Lake, Summersville Lake and Tygart Lake are the most popular places for fishing in West Virginia, offering anglers the chance to pursue a variety of fish species.

  • Bluestone Lake
  • Burnsville Lake
  • Stonewall Jackson Lake
  • Summersville Lake
  • Tygart Lake
Best Bass Lakes

Bluestone Lake, Burnsville Lake, Stonewall Jackson Lake, Summersville Lake and Tygart Lake are considered the best options for largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass. More...

Popular Catfish Lakes

Bluestone Lake, Burnsville Lake, Stonewall Jackson Lake, The Ohio River and Tygart Lake are favorite options for channel, blue and flathead catfish. More...

Top Crappie Lakes

Bluestone Lake, Burnsville Lake, Stonecoal Lake, Stonewall Jackson Lake, Summersville Lake and Tygart Lake are among the most popular lakes for black and white crappie. More...

Favorite Sunfish-Panfish Lakes

Bluestone Lake, Burnsville Lake, Stonewall Jackson Lake, Summersville Lake and Tygart Lake are popular lakes to fish for bluegill, bream, perch and other sunfish. More...

Best Walleye Lakes

Burnsville Lake, Cheat Lake, Summersville Lake and Tygart Lake are among the top lakes for walleye fishing. More...

Popular Trout Lakes

Cheat Lake, East Lynn Lake, Jennings Randolph Lake and Summersville Lake are the favorite options for rainbow, brook and brown trout. More...

Top Striper Lakes

Beech Fork Lake, Bluestone Lake, East Lynn Lake and Mt Storm Lake are the best options for striped bass and hybrid striped bass. More...

Visit the West Virginia fishing page for links to information covering a wide variety of fish species and local fishing choices in the state. Visit the West Virginia map to identify your best route to these top fishing locations. Look to our sister site for additional information about boating in WV at many of the most popular lakes in the state.

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