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Guide To The Best Places To Fish in West Virginia

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There are many great places to fish in The Mountain State. To many visitors, the draw is the lush scenery and mountains. To anglers, it is the lakes and rivers that get their attention. The good news is that most of the best places to fish in the state are also set in scenic surroundings.

West Virginia's Top-Five, Amazing Fishing Spots

These major lakes are known for producing results over the years. Several other lakes might make it on this list one year over another, but these are a great way to experience fishing in WV. Learn more...


Most Popular Fish Species In West Virginia

Fishing enthusiasts will find three species of bass, three species of catfish, walleye, striped bass and wipers, both species of crappie, four species of trout, perch, white bass, bluegill and other species to pursue in West Virginia. Learn more...


Best Bass Fishing Lakes In West Virginia

If you enjoy bass fishing, WV has some really good fisheries to explore. Largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass are found in many of the lakes across the state. Many of the smaller lakes in the state also produce quality bass fishing from time to time. Learn more...


Best Lakes To Fish For Catfish In West Virginia

The rivers and lakes of WV are home to some big catfish. Here, you can fish for blue, flathead and channel catfish. Most major lakes and rivers house at least one species, many are home to multiple species. Learn more...


Best Walleye Fishing Lakes In West Virginia

Big walleye are great fighters, and the smaller ones make excellent table fare. Most of the major lakes in the state offer walleye fishing. In some of these lakes you can also catch sauger and saugeye. Learn more...

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Best Lakes For Striped Bass Fishing In West Virginia

Fishing for striped bass allows you a chance at catching a monster. Hybrid stripers don't grow as big, but they run in schools and are fun to catch - some in the double-digit weight range. Learn more...


Best Sunfish Fishing Lakes In West Virginia

Sunfish are often the first fish a young angler catches. They are also an integral part of the food chain in many fishing waters. For young and old, they are fun to catch. In West Virginia you can catch bluegill, redear sunfish, rock bass, white bass and yellow perch. These three lakes are just a few of the best places to fish for sunfish in the state. Learn more...


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