Fishing At Lake Moomaw
AKA: Gathright Dam Reservoir
What to fish for...
Fishing for largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, channel catfish, black crappie, rainbow trout, brown trout, bluegill, redear sunfish, rock bass and chain pickerel at Lake Moomaw in Virginia.
Forested, rolling hills surround scenic Lake Moomaw, a 2,500-acre lake in the northwestern part of the state, at Perkins Point. The meandering shore creates over forty miles of shoreline, all of which entice anglers to wet a line. The lake is notorious for great trout fishing. Bass, catfish and crappie are also highly rated here making this a great destination for multiple species. In addition fishing for bluegill, sunfish and chain pickerel can be very good at times. Three boat ramps, a marina, rental boats, camping, restaurants and supplies are all at or nearby the lake.
Primary fish species residing in Lake Moomaw
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Lake Moomaw Amenities
Boat Rental: YES
Boat Launch Ramp: YES
RV Hookups: YES
Convenience Store: YES
Bait & Tackle: YES
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Public Boat Launch Ramps & Landings
Coles Point Boat Launch Ramp
Located in the southeast section of the lake, off Coles Point Drive, this is a one-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and paved parking.
Fortney Branch Boat Launch Ramp
Located southern tip of the lake, off Fortney Branch Road, this is a three-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and paved parking.
Lake Moomaw Marina Boat Launch Ramp
Located mid lake, west side, off State Route 603, this is a three-lane, concrete ramp with docks and paved parking.
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Campgrounds & RV Parks Nearby
Bolar Mountain Recreation Area Campground - 540 839-2521
McClintic Point Primitive Campground - 540 839-2521
Lake Moomaw VA Map - Fishing & Camping Areas
Bolar Mountain Recreation Area
756 Twin Ridge Dr
Warm Springs, VA 24484
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Lake Moomaw in VA
General Fishing Info
Fishing for trout, bass, catfish and crappie in northwest VA.