Guide To Fishing At O’Brien Lake
AKA: O’Brien Reservoir
Bass are the big draw at O’Brien Lake, which is a 217-acre lake in western WV, 7 miles east of Ripley. About a dozen miles of shoreline wrap this fishery offering good fishing for bass, crappie and catfish.
Timber, brush and laydowns are popular cover for bass and crappie, while catfish tend to hang around deeper structure off shore around ledges, flats and points just off the river channel.
What to fish for...
Fishing for largemouth bass, channel catfish, black crappie, white crappie and bluegill at O’Brien Lake in West Virginia.
Primary fish species residing in O’Brien Lake
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O’Brien Lake Amenities
Boat Rental: NO
Boat Launch Ramp: YES
RV Hookups: YES
Convenience Store: NEARBY
Bait & Tackle: YES
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Public Boat Launch Ramps & Landings
O’Brien Lake Boat Launch Ramp
Located mid lake, east side, at the south end of the Statts Mill Road Bridge, this is a one-lane, concrete ramp with paved parking.
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Campgrounds & RV Parks Nearby
Statts Mill Campground & Cabin - 304 373-0030
O’Brien Lake WV Map - Fishing & Camping Areas
Statts Mill Campground & Cabins
5445 Statts Mills Rd
Ripley, WV 25271
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O’Brien Lake in WV
General Fishing Info
Fishing for bass, crappie and catfish in western WV.