Kids Fishing In West Virginia
Ideas and locations to take kids fishing in WV.
Fishing and the great outdoors offers kids an alternative to many influences they encounter in their busy lives today. A single fishing trip could be the turning point in a young life. We encourage you to invest the time in West Virginia kids. The rewards are endless and it takes so little effort.
Places in West Virginia to take kids fishing
Consider these small lakes, ponds, creeks and urban fishing locations as places to take a kid fishing in the Mountain State.
- Anderson Lake
- Daniel Boone Park
- Haddad Riverfront Park
- Ridenour Lake
- McClelland Park
- East Lynn Lake
- Beech Fork Lake
- MEA Fishing Pier
- South University Park
West Virginia offers many opportunities for kids to fish and experience the thrill of the “tap-tap-tap”. Watch the eyes of a youth light up no matter how big or small their catch may be. You have the opportunity to experience it with them and share their joy.
Youngsters with their prized catch
Gunner Richardson, age 9, with his largemouth bass caught in West Virginia on a K&E BassStopper pre-rigged, purple worm. He caught his trophy bass in a farm pond.
Gaven Tennant caught this Rock Bass below Tygart River Dam in Taylor County on May 22, 2005. He caught it on a night crawler and reeled it in by himself.
Cloman Tennant & His Bluegill. Three-year old Cloman caught his bluegill on a meal worm at Joanne Sportsmans club at Rachel WV, on sunday May 28 2006.
Top 3 tips for taking kids fishing in WV
1. Make sure that the goal is to have fun. Catching fish is a bonus.
2. Keep it simple. Simple tackle, techniques and locations.
3. Keep the focus on the kids. Be a hero by helping them enjoy the day.
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Kids, fishing and smiles naturally go together. Take a kid fishing and you just might change the course of their life. Then take pictures and send us one of them holding their prized catch. We will happily post it here.
Kids fishing locations and information, by state.
Help us identify other youth fishing spots in WV.
If you are aware of a great place to take kids fishing in your area, please let us know. We can add it to our list. Every kid that catches a fish will appreciate the fact that you made the effort.