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West Virginia Fishing Report

Get fishing reports for waters in WV.

Fishing report - What they are hitting

If you’re planning a fishing trip to West Virginia, you have some excellent choices for lakes and streams throughout the state including Beech Fork Lake, Cheat Lake, East Lynn Lake, Mt Storm Lake, Stonewall Jackson Lake, Summersville Lake, Tygart Lake and others. Many of the lakes in West Virginia have camping facilities as well as other accommodations nearby.


West Virginia DNR Weekly Reports

Stream Fishing Conditions

The above reports are offered by third-party websites.

West Virginia is well known for excellent Bass, Crappie and Walleye fishing. Additionally, in waters around the state you’ll find populations of Trout, Catfish, Stripers, Musky, Tiger Musky, Northern Pike, Chain Pickerel, Sauger, Saugeye, Longnose Gar, Bowfin and sunfish including Hybrid Sunfish, Rock Bass, White Bass, Yellow Perch which are plentiful in some waters.

Reading Fishing Reports

When reading fishing reports the most useful information is likely to be the sum total of all reports over the last couple weeks, rather than the specifics of the most current fishing report. So finding that the fish have been caught shallow over the last few weeks is more important to know than the exact lure mentioned in the latest report.

West Virginia fishing reports for lakes, rivers and streams.

Often archived West Virginia fishing reports, from prior years, can help you identify seasonal patterns for a specific lake. Review the prior reports to find consistent information for summer months of June, July and August...the fall months of September and October...the winter months of November, December, January and February. Pay special attention to the spring (March, April and May) fishing reports from prior years as they should provide information to help you predict the approximate time for the spawn.

If you are considering a visit to West Virginia for a fishing trip and are unfamiliar with the area, some of the major cities in West Virginia include Parkersville, Wheeling, Kingwood, Morgantown, Charleston, Huntington, Beckley, Marlinton, Clarksburg, Fairmont and others scattered across WV, some with fishing opportunities nearby. To enhance your fishing experience, you may want to hire a local guide. Click here for a list of West Virginia fishing guides.

Fishing reports, by state.