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Guide to fishing for largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, spotted bass, channel catfish, flathead catfish, black crappie, white crappie, bluegill, rock bass, white bass, striped bass, hybrid striped bass and muskie at Bluestone Lake in West Virginia.

Bluestone Lake, WV

The scenic natural beauty of Bluestone Lake draws campers and boaters to this 2,000 acre lake in southern WV, at Hinton. Great fishing is the draw for anglers wishing to explore its more than 30 miles of shoreline (even more at flood stage).

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Bluestone Lake, located in West Virginia, is a premier fishing destination known for its scenic beauty and diverse fish population. With its expansive size of approximately 2,040 acres, Bluestone Lake offers ample opportunities for anglers to pursue their favorite fish species.

One of the most sought-after fish species in Bluestone Lake is the smallmouth bass. The lake is renowned for its excellent smallmouth bass fishery, attracting anglers from near and far. Smallmouth bass can be found near rocky shorelines, submerged structures, and drop-offs. Anglers can target them using various techniques, such as casting crankbaits, jerkbaits, or soft plastic lures. The lake's clear waters and rocky structure provide an ideal habitat for smallmouth bass to thrive.

Bluestone Lake is also home to a healthy population of crappie. Both black crappie and white crappie can be found in the lake, particularly near submerged brush piles and fallen trees. Spring and fall are prime seasons for crappie fishing, as they move closer to the shorelines to spawn and feed. Anglers can use live minnows, jigs, or small plastic baits to entice these tasty panfish.

Additionally, Bluestone Lake offers opportunities for anglers to target other popular fish species, including largemouth bass, catfish, and walleye. Largemouth bass can be found in the lake's shallow coves and weed beds, providing exciting action for bass enthusiasts. Catfish, particularly channel catfish, are abundant in Bluestone Lake and offer thrilling battles for anglers. The lake's deep sections and rocky structures also provide suitable habitat for walleye, making it a favorite target species for many anglers.

Bluestone Lake in West Virginia offers a combination of excellent fishing opportunities, breathtaking scenery, and recreational amenities. Whether you're targeting smallmouth bass, crappie, or other fish species, the lake provides a memorable fishing experience for anglers of all skill levels. With its boating and camping facilities, Bluestone Lake offers a complete outdoor getaway where visitors can relax, fish, and enjoy the natural beauty of West Virginia.

The lake has resident populations of bass, white bass, striped bass, hybrid stripers, crappie, catfish, sunfish and muskie. In addition there are trout which flow into the lake from Indian Creek which are stocked by WV DNR. Bluestone Lake Marina offers boat rentals, gas and other marina services. There are various places along the lake/river where roads provide limited access to the shoreline for fishing from the bank. Come for a weekend getaway, a family vacation or a fishing trip - Bluestone Lake has everything you need to make these trips a pleasant success.

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Primary fish species residing in Bluestone Lake

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Largemouth bass Smallmouth bass Spotted bass Channel catfish Flathead catfish Black crappie White crappie Bluegill Rock Bass White Bass Striped bass Hybrid Striped Bass Muskie

Bluestone Lake Amenities

Marina: YES
Boat Rental: YES
Boat Launch Ramp: YES
Campgrounds: YES
RV Hookups: YES
Lodging: YES
Convenience Store: YES
Bait & Tackle: YES
Restaurant: YES

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Apart from fishing, Bluestone Lake is a haven for boating and water-based recreational activities. Anglers and boaters can enjoy the lake's calm waters and explore its scenic shoreline. The lake features multiple boat ramps, allowing easy access for boating enthusiasts.


Bluestone Lake Marina
661 Marina Lane
Hinton, WV 25951
304 466-1010

Click here for a West Virginia Fishing License.

Camping facilities, including campgrounds and picnic areas, are available nearby, providing opportunities for visitors to extend their stay and immerse themselves in the beautiful surroundings.

Campgrounds & RV Parks Nearby

Bluestone State Park Campground - 304 466-2805

Shanklin's Ferry Campground - 304 466-3398

Bluestone Lake WV Map - Fishing & Camping Areas

Contact Information

Bluestone Lake
Bluestone Lake Marina
661 Marina Lane
Hinton, WV 25951
304 466-1010


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