Guide To Fishing At Claytor Lake
AKA: Claytor Reservoir
In a beautiful setting, this mountain reservoir called Claytor Lake offers up camping, boating and fishing away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. This is a 4,500-acre lake in the southwest part of the state, at Radford, VA.
Anglers can explore over 60 miles of shoreline in search of bass, crappie, walleye, catfish, stripers, hybrid striped bass, perch, bluegill, white bass and sunfish. Some VA fishing guides offer guided bass, striper and crappie trips on Claytor Lake. Several boat launch ramps, some for a small fee and some for free, are scattered around the lake. Boat docks, trees and fish habitat are the primary cover for fish and baitfish. Kayaks, canoes and all types of fishing boats provide access to this river fishery.
What to fish for...
Fishing for largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, spotted bass, channel catfish, flathead catfish, black crappie, walleye, bluegill, white bass, yellow bass, yellow perch, striped bass and hybrid striped bass at Claytor Lake in Virginia.
Primary fish species residing in Claytor Lake
Click images for fishing tips and details about each species.
Claytor Lake Amenities
Boat Rental: YES
Boat Launch Ramp: YES
RV Hookups: YES
Convenience Store: YES
Bait & Tackle: YES
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Fishing Boat Rentals
Claytor Lake Water Sports
Rentals: Fishing boats, pontoon boats, kayaks and canoes
Mountain 2 Island at the Rock House Marina
Rentals: Kayaks and pontoon boats
Public Boat Launch Ramps & Landings
Claytor Lake State Park Boat Launch Ramp
Located in the northeast section of the lake, north side, off Ben H Bolen Drive, this is a four-lane, concrete ramp with docks and lots of paved parking.
Dublin VDWR Boat Launch Ramp
Located in the northeast section of the lake, north side, off Bear Drive, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with docks and paved parking.
Harry DeHaven Park Boat Launch Ramp
Located mid lake, east side, off Beach Drive, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with docks and paved parking.
3776 Rock House Rd
Pulaski, VA 24301
Click here for a Virginia Fishing License.
Campgrounds & RV Parks Nearby
Claytor Lake State Park Campground - 540 643-2500
Cedar Cove Campground - 540 674-8180
Covey's Family Campground - 540 674-5201
McGuire Family Campground - 540 674-5561
Fort Chiswell RV Park - 276 637-6868
Izaak Walton League Campground - 540 382-7063
Claytor Lake VA Map - Fishing & Camping Areas
Claytor Lake State Park
6620 Ben H. Bolen Dr
Dublin, VA 24084
Fishing lakes in each state.
Claytor Lake in Virginia.
General Fishing Info
Information about fishing lakes in Virginia
Fishing in southwest VA, at Claytor Lake, for bass, crappie, walleye, catfish, stripers, hybrid striped bass, perch, bluegill, white bass and sunfish .