Guide To Fishing At Carvins Cove Reservoir
AKA: Carvins Cove Lake
Just a few minutes north of Roanoke, Carvins Cove Reservoir is a 630-acre lake in the west-central part of the state. It is an easy fishing trip after work, a simple weekend getaway and a great family vacation spot.
The multitude of coves create about fifteen miles of shoreline for sightseeing, boating and fishing. Largemouth bass, bluegill and hybrid striped bass are at the top of the list for most anglers here. Other species in good numbers include catfish, crappie, perch and smallmouth bass. Boat motors are restricted to 10 horsepower or less, so it is a great waterway for canoes, kayaks and car-top boats. There is a portage launch area for kayaks and canoes, plus a boat launch ramp. Boat rentals are available at the boat dock during season. Camping and RV hookups are less than 30 minutes away.
What to fish for...
Fishing for largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, channel catfish, black crappie, bluegill, yellow perch and hybrid striped bass at Carvins Cove Reservoir in Virginia.
Primary fish species residing in Carvins Cove Reservoir
Click images for fishing tips and details about each species.
Carvins Cove Reservoir Amenities
Boat Rental: NO
Boat Launch Ramp: YES
RV Hookups: NEARBY
Convenience Store: YES
Bait & Tackle: YES
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Fishing Boat Rentals
Carvins Cove Boat Landing
Rentals: Fishing boats and kayaks
Public Boat Launch Ramps & Landings
Carvins Cove Reservoir Recreation Area Boat Launch Ramp
Located mid lake, east side, off Reservoir Road, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with docks and paved parking.
Click here for a Virginia Fishing License.
Campgrounds & RV Parks Nearby
Mc Farland RV Park - 540 992-2076
Carvins Cove Reservoir VA Map - Fishing & Camping Areas
Carvins Cove Reservoir
Carvins Cove Recreation Area
State Rte 648
Roanoke, VA 24019
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Carvins Cove Reservoir in VA
General Fishing Info
Fishing for largemouth bass, bluegill and hybrid striped bass in west-central VA.