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Guide to fishing for largemouth bass, channel catfish, black crappie, white crappie, walleye, bluegill and yellow perch at Moncove Lake in West Virginia.

Moncove Lake, WV

A 5-horsepower motor limit is in place for all boats on Moncove Lake, a 144-acre lake in eastern WV, at Roxalia. This small lake only has a little over 2 miles of shoreline, but gets light fishing pressure due to the boat motor limits.

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Moncove Lake, nestled in the rolling hills of West Virginia, offers anglers a peaceful and picturesque setting for fishing adventures. With a surface area of approximately 250 acres, this serene lake is a hidden gem for fishing enthusiasts seeking a variety of fish species and outdoor recreational activities.

One of the most popular fish species found in Moncove Lake is the largemouth bass. The lake's calm waters and submerged structures provide ideal habitat for these prized game fish. Anglers can target largemouth bass using techniques such as casting plastic worms, crankbaits, or topwater lures. The lake's shoreline, weed beds, and fallen trees serve as prime locations to reel in some impressive bass catches.

Moncove Lake is also home to other fish species, including bluegill, redear sunfish, and channel catfish. Bluegill and redear sunfish, also known as panfish, provide enjoyable fishing experiences for anglers of all ages. These species can be found near the lake's shallow areas, weed beds, and submerged vegetation. Channel catfish are abundant in the lake and can be targeted using various baits such as live worms, stink baits, or cut baits.

When planning a fishing trip to Moncove Lake, anglers should be aware of fishing regulations and obtain a valid fishing license. It's important to follow the state's fishing rules and regulations to ensure the sustainability of the fishery and maintain the natural balance of the lake's ecosystem.

Moncove Lake in West Virginia offers a delightful fishing experience with its diverse fish species, including largemouth bass, bluegill, redear sunfish, and channel catfish. Whether you're casting a line from the shore or exploring the calm waters by boat, Moncove Lake provides a serene and relaxing environment for anglers of all skill levels. Its boating and camping amenities further enhance the overall outdoor experience, making it an ideal destination for fishing enthusiasts and nature lovers seeking tranquility amidst the beauty of West Virginia's landscapes.

The lake has nice populations of crappie, walleye, bass, perch and catfish. Numerous areas provide access for fishing from the bank as well.

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Primary fish species residing in Moncove Lake

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Largemouth bass Channel catfish Black crappie White Crappie Walleye Bluegill Yellow Perch

Moncove Lake Amenities

Marina: NO
Boat Rental: YES
Boat Launch Ramp: YES
Campgrounds: YES
RV Hookups: YES
Lodging: NO
Convenience Store: NO
Bait & Tackle: NO
Restaurant: NEARBY

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Apart from fishing, Moncove Lake offers opportunities for boating and camping. Anglers and boating enthusiasts can enjoy the calm waters of the lake and explore its scenic beauty. The lake allows electric motors on boats, ensuring a peaceful and tranquil boating experience.

Fishing Boat Rentals

Moncove Lake State Park
Rentals: Row boats and kayaks
304 772-3450

Public Boat Launch Ramps & Landings

Moncove Lake State Park Boat Launch Ramp
Located in the southwest section of the lake, off Moncove Lake Access Road, this is a one-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and gravel parking.

Click here for a West Virginia Fishing License.

Camping facilities, including campsites equipped with amenities such as picnic tables, fire pits, and restroom facilities, are available nearby, allowing visitors to extend their stay and immerse themselves in the peacefulness of the natural surroundings.

Campgrounds & RV Parks Nearby

Moncove Lake State Park Campground - 304 772-3450

Moncove Lake WV Map - Fishing & Camping Areas

Contact Information

Moncove Lake
Moncove Lake State Park
County Road 4
Gap Mills, WV 24941
304 772-3450


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