Fishing in West Virginia

West Virginia offers excellent fishing opportunities for anglers of all ages and skill sets. Purchase your fishing license online, and plan your next trip with your family and friends.

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Top Fishing Spots in West Virginia

Little Beaver Lake
Little Beaver State Park is a day-use park that offers many outdoor recreational opportunities. Anglers may fish year-round for largemouth bass, bluegill, crappie.
Beech Fork Lake
A popular fishing spot for bass, catfish and more near Charleston, W.Va.
Pedlar Wildlife Management Area
This area features two lakes: Mason Lake and Dixon Lake. Perfect for outdoor enthusiast families and adventurers.
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Common Catches in West Virginia

Brook Trout
Brook Trout
The brook trout is one of the most popular game fishes in northeastern North America.
Smallmouth Bass
Smallmouth Bass
The smallmouth bass is the second largest member of the sunfish family attaining a weight of almost 12 lb.
Channel Catfish
Channel Catfish
The Channel catfish is very highly regarded for its food and sports value. The Channel catfish is most abundant in the central part of U.S. and southern states.
Muskellunge
Muskellunge
It was once believed that there were at least four species of muskellunge, but these varieties are now considered to be one species
Blue Catfish
Blue Catfish
This is the largest catfish of the family Ictaluridae, reported to grow to 120 lb. (54 kg).
Bluegill
Bluegill
The bluegill is one of the most popular panfish species you can find in North America. And is a fish that has become increasingly popular among fly fishing anglers.

West Virginia Fishing Tips And Information

Lakes & Ponds for Freshwater Fishing

Lake & Pond Structures

Learn the importance of structures for the best freshwater fishing in lakes and ponds.

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River Fishing Tips & Techniques

River Fishing

Get fishing tips, techniques and more to enjoy the best freshwater fishing in rivers.

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