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All about fishing for bowfin, chain pickerel, longnose gar, muskie, northern pike, sauger, saugeye and tiger muskie in West Virginia.

Listed below find information about these species of fish.

Fishing for miscellaneous species in West Virginia

Northern pike in WV

Larger lakes across the state of West Virginia, 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.

Muskie and pike fishing lure

The WV state record chain pickerel was caught out of Tuckahoe Lake, the state record muskie from Stonecoal Lake, the state record tiger muskie came from Mountwood Lake, and the Ohio River was home to the WV state record sauger. The West Virginia state record saugeye was taken from East Lynn Lake.

Fishing for other species in West Virginia



World record: 21 lbs 8 oz

WV State Record: 9 lbs 4 oz

Chain Pickerel

Chain pickerel

World record: 9 lbs 6 oz

WV State Record: 6 lbs 3 oz

Longnose Gar

Longnose gar

World record: 50 lbs 5 oz

WV State Record: 19 lbs 1 oz


Muskie (Muskellunge)

World record: 69 lbs 9 oz

WV State Record: 49 lbs 12 oz

Northern Pike

Northern pike

World record: 55 lbs 1 oz

WV State Record: 22 lbs 1 oz



World record: 17 lbs 7 oz

WV State Record: 5 lbs 1 oz



World record: 15 lbs 6 oz

WV State Record: 8 lbs 12 oz

Tiger Muskie

Tiger muskie

World record: 51 lbs 2 oz

WV State Record: 49 lbs 4 oz

By clicking on the images and links above, you will be taken to a page offering more information about the selected species.

Information on fishing for unique species, by state.


Learn the habits and lifecycle of each species

Many of the species we portray as "other" in this website are simply not as commonly fished for as the more popular fish. For insight into some of these "other" fish in West Virginia, visit the other fishing page for more in-depth information.

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