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All about fishing for bowfin, chain pickerel, longnose gar, muskie, northern pike and tiger muskie in WV.

Larger lakes across the state, with some of these miscellaneous fish populations, may include Beech Fork Lake, Cheat Lake, East Lynn Lake, Mountwood Lake, Mount Storm Lake, Stonecoal Lake, Stonewall Jackson Lake, Summersville Lake, Tuckahoe Lake, Tygart Lake and others.

Other Available Species

Bowfin

Bowfin

World record: 21 lbs 8 oz

State Record: 9.25 lbs

Chain Pickerel

Chain pickerel

World record: 9 lbs 6 oz

State Record: 6.19 lbs

Longnose Gar

Longnose gar

World record: 50 lbs 5 oz

State Record: 19.08 lbs

Muskie

Muskie (Muskellunge)

World record: 69 lbs 9 oz

State Record: 49.75 lbs

Northern Pike

Northern pike

World record: 55 lbs 1 oz

State Record: 22.06 lbs

Tiger Muskie

Tiger muskie

World record: 51 lbs 2 oz

State Record: 36.5 lbs

Click the images and links above for species details.

Check out the Northern Pike Fishing page to get tips, tactics and methods for catching more pike. Also visit the top producing northern pike lures page to assist in selecting the best baits. The Muskie Fishing page offers methods, tips and tactics. Also view the page revealing the top producing lures for catching musky and tiger musky.

West Virginia Miscellaneous State Record Fish

The state record bowfin was caught from the Ohio River, backwater.

The state record chain pickerel was taken out of Tuckahoe Lake.

The state record longnose gar was caught from the Kanawha River.

The state record muskie was caught in Stonecoal Lake.

The state record northern pike was taken out of Dog Run Lake.

The state record tiger muskie was taken out of Mountwood Lake.

For info about local sauger and saugeye fishing, visit the WV walleye page.

 

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