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Mount Storm Lake, WV

Popular Fish Species Mount Storm Lake, WV

Mount Storm Lake Popular Fish - Smallmouth Bass

Smallmouth Bass Fishing

Smallmouth bass are a favorite of many locals at Mount Storm Lake, as they are tough fighters and fun to catch. Fishing for smallmouth bass is good anytime they are shallow - in spring, during high water, mornings in summer and during warmer fall afternoons. Use shallow crankbaits around rip rap, and around grass use worms, jigs, topwater and spinnerbaits. In winter, spend your time on deeper structure with small worms, jigs and spoons. Largemouth bass also reside here in good numbers.

Mount Storm Lake Popular Fish - Channel Catfish

Channel Catfish Fishing

A healthy population of channel catfish populate the waters of Mount Storm Lake, and can be found all around the lake. In Spring channel cats migrate toward incoming water, so stay up river away from the main lake. Night fishing for channel catfish often delivers better results than fishing during the day. In early summer look for rocky banks, the bigger the rocks the better. In summer and winter deeper structure is where to look. The river end of the lake is often the area where the bigger catfish are caught. Fishing for channel catfish is often productive around any kind of structure in the area. Road beds, creek channels and rocky points are all good places to begin. Use a slip sinker or Carolina rig with popular catfish baits.

Mount Storm Lake Popular Fish - Bluegill

Bluegill Fishing

Much like many lakes across the country, fishing for bluegill is a time-honored tradition at Mount Storm Lake. Young and old, beginners and seasoned anglers alike, all enjoy catching a bunch of fat bluegill. This year, much like recent years, the bluegill population is healthy and always looking for something to eat. Bluegill fishing is as basic as fishing gets. Any pole, reasonably small line and small hooks baited with anything edible, creates the ideal setup. Add a bobber and you can set the depth you prefer the bait to position. Bluegill hang around brush, rocks, vegetation or any cover available.

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Guide to fishing for largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, channel catfish, walleye, bluegill, stripers and hybrid striped bass at Mount Storm Lake in West Virginia.

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Stripers, smallmouth and largemouth bass and catfish are the main attraction at Mount Storm Lake, a 1,200-acre lake in the northeast part of the state, at Bismarck. The lake water is used to cool the Dominion Mt Storm power generating station, so the water returns to the lake much warmer.

Mount Storm Lake, located in West Virginia, is a scenic destination that offers anglers a rewarding fishing experience amidst breathtaking natural surroundings. With a surface area of approximately 1,200 acres, Mount Storm Lake provides ample opportunities for fishing enthusiasts to pursue their favorite fish species.

One of the most popular fish species in Mount Storm Lake is the largemouth bass. The lake's diverse structure, including submerged structures, fallen trees, and weed beds, provides an ideal habitat for largemouth bass to thrive. Anglers can target these prized game fish using a variety of techniques, such as casting plastic worms, crankbaits, or topwater lures. The lake's clear waters and abundant cover create exciting angling opportunities for bass enthusiasts.

Mount Storm Lake is also home to other fish species, including bluegill, crappie, and catfish. Bluegill and other sunfish species can be found near the lake's shallow areas, weed beds, and submerged vegetation. Anglers can enjoy catching these panfish using small jigs, flies, or live bait. Crappie, both black and white, can be found near submerged structures, providing anglers with exciting fishing opportunities. Catfish, such as channel catfish, are abundant in the lake and offer thrilling battles for catfish enthusiasts.

Anglers planning to fish at Mount Storm Lake should be aware of fishing regulations and obtain a valid fishing license. It's essential to follow size and creel limits, as well as any special regulations in place to protect the fishery and ensure its sustainability.

Mount Storm Lake in West Virginia offers a fulfilling fishing experience with its popular fish species, including largemouth bass, bluegill, crappie, and catfish. Whether you're a bass angler seeking an exciting challenge or a panfish enthusiast looking for a relaxing day on the water, the lake provides ample opportunities for anglers of all skill levels. Its boating and camping amenities further enhance the overall outdoor experience, making Mount Storm Lake a favored destination for fishing enthusiasts and nature lovers alike.

During cold weather this warmer water extends the growing cycle for all fish species, and accelerates their appetite. About 12 miles of shoreline provides cover for bass, catfish and bluegill, while striped bass, wipers and walleye tend to spend a lot of time offshore using ledges, points, humps and river channels as hangouts.

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Primary fish species residing in Mount Storm Lake

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Largemouth bass Smallmouth bass Channel catfish Walleye Bluegill Striped bass Hybrid Stripers

Mount Storm Lake Amenities

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

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Apart from fishing, Mount Storm Lake offers opportunities for boating and camping. Boaters can explore the calm waters of the lake, enjoying scenic views and tranquil surroundings. The lake allows boating activities, including the use of electric motors.

Public Boat Launch Ramps & Landings

Catfish Circle Boat Launch Ramp
Located in the northeast section of the lake, off Catfish Circle, this is a one-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and gravel parking.

Geary Way Boat Launch Ramp
Located in the northeast section of the lake, off Geary Way, this is a one-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and gravel parking.

Gravity Road Boat Launch Ramp
Located in the southeast section of the lake, off Gravity Road, this is a one-lane, earthen ramp with primitive parking.

Highway 93 Boat Launch Ramp
Located in the northwest section of the lake, north side, off Power Station Highway, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and gravel parking.

Recreation Site Boat Launch Ramp
Located mid lake, west side, off Recreation Site Road, this is a one-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and paved parking.

Fishing Guides On Mount Storm Lake

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Fishing License

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Camping facilities, including campsites equipped with amenities such as picnic areas, restrooms, and hiking trails, are available nearby, allowing visitors to extend their stay and fully immerse themselves in the natural beauty of the area.

Campgrounds & RV Parks Nearby

Indian Head Campground - 304 703-9840

Mount Storm Lake WV Map - Fishing & Camping Areas

Contact Information

Mount Storm Lake
Mount Storm Lake, WV
Union, WV 26739
304 822-3551


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