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Guide to fishing for largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, spotted bass, channel catfish, black crappie, white crappie, bluegill, yellow perch, muskie and saugeye at Stonewall Jackson Lake in West Virginia.

Stonewall Jackson Lake, WV

If you like the outdoors, Stonewall Jackson Lake is a great destination. There's hiking, golf, swimming, boating, and best of all, fishing. This 2,600-acre lake in the central part of the state, at Walkersville has over 80 miles of shoreline.

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Stonewall Jackson Lake, nestled in the rolling hills of West Virginia, is a premier fishing destination that offers anglers a diverse range of fish species and a picturesque outdoor experience. With a surface area of approximately 2,650 acres, Stonewall Jackson Lake provides ample opportunities for fishing enthusiasts of all skill levels.

One of the most sought-after fish species in Stonewall Jackson Lake is the largemouth bass. The lake is renowned for its excellent largemouth bass fishery, attracting anglers from near and far. Anglers can target largemouth bass near the lake's submerged structures, weed beds, and drop-offs. Techniques such as casting plastic worms, crankbaits, or topwater lures can yield exciting results. The lake's clear waters and diverse underwater structure create an ideal habitat for largemouth bass to thrive, making it a haven for bass fishing enthusiasts.

Stonewall Jackson Lake also offers excellent fishing opportunities for other popular fish species, including crappie, bluegill, and channel catfish. Crappie, both black and white, can be found near submerged structures and brush piles. Anglers can use jigs, live minnows, or small crankbaits to target these delicious panfish. Bluegill, known for their feisty nature, provide enjoyable fishing experiences for anglers of all ages. Channel catfish, which can reach impressive sizes, can be caught using various baits such as cut bait, stink baits, or live baits.

When planning a fishing trip to Stonewall Jackson Lake, anglers should be aware of fishing regulations and obtain a valid fishing license. It is important to follow size and creel limits, as well as any special regulations in place to protect the fishery and ensure its sustainability.

Stonewall Jackson Lake in West Virginia offers a memorable fishing experience with its diverse fish species, including largemouth bass, crappie, bluegill, and channel catfish. Whether you're casting a line from the shore or exploring the calm waters by boat, Stonewall Jackson Lake provides abundant opportunities for anglers to enjoy their favorite fishing pursuits. Its boating and camping amenities further enhance the overall outdoor experience, making it a favored destination for fishing enthusiasts and nature lovers seeking relaxation and adventure amidst the beauty of West Virginia's landscapes.

Bring the boat, canoe, kayak or pontoon and enjoy fishing for bass, crappie, perch, muskie, saugeye, catfish and bluegill. Camp near the lake and fish from shore or rent a boat from the marina for fishing or sightseeing. The Stonewall Resort offers virtually everything you need for a fabulous trip from golf to hiking, lodging, dining, a full-service marina, a spa, campgrounds and much, much more.

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Primary fish species residing in Stonewall Jackson Lake

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Largemouth bass Smallmouth bass Spotted bass Channel catfish Black crappie White crappie Bluegill Yellow Perch Muskie Saugeye

Stonewall Jackson Lake Amenities

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

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Apart from fishing, Stonewall Jackson Lake is a popular destination for boating and water-based recreational activities. Boaters can enjoy the lake's calm waters and explore its scenic beauty. The lake features multiple boat ramps, allowing easy access for boating enthusiasts.

Fishing Boat Rentals

Stonewall Resort
Rentals: Fishing boats and pontoon boats
304 269-7400

Public Boat Launch Ramps & Landings

Stonewall Resort State Park Boat Launch Ramp
Located in the southwest section of the lake, west side, off State Park Trail, this is a three-lane, concrete ramp with docks and paved parking.

Vandalia Boat Launch Ramp
Located in the southeast section of the lake, east side, off Skin Creek Road, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with docks and paved parking.


The Marina at Stonewall Resort
940 Resort Drive
Roanoke, WV 26447
304 269-7400

Click here for a West Virginia Fishing License.

Camping facilities, some equipped with amenities like picnic areas, restrooms, and hiking trails, are available nearby, providing opportunities for visitors to extend their stay and fully immerse themselves in the natural beauty of the area.

Campgrounds & RV Parks Nearby

Briar Point Campground - 304 269-8889

Broken Wheel Campground - 304 269-6097

Stonewall Jackson Lake WV Map - Fishing & Camping Areas

Contact Information

Stonewall Jackson Lake
The Marina at Stonewall Resort
940 Resort Drive
Roanoke, WV 26447
304 269-8895


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