Fishing in West Virginia

West Virginia offers excellent fishing opportunities for anglers of all ages and skill sets. Purchase your fishing license online, and plan your next trip with your family and friends.

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Top Fishing Spots in West Virginia

Beech Fork State Park
Fishing and boating are some of the most common activities that visitors and overnight guests may enjoy in Beech Fork State Park.
North Bend State Park
The park offers excellent accommodations. Also a boat ramp, handicap accessible fishing pier and other fishing access points.
Pedlar Wildlife Management Area
This area features two lakes: Mason Lake and Dixon Lake. Perfect for outdoor enthusiast families and adventurers.
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Common Catches in West Virginia

Brook Trout
Brook Trout
The brook trout is one of the most popular game fishes in northeastern North America.
Smallmouth Bass
Smallmouth Bass
There is no doubt that the smallmouth bass rivals the largemouth in popularity.
Channel Catfish
Channel Catfish
The channel catfish is very highly regarded for its food and sports value.
Muskellunge
Muskellunge
It was once believed that there were at least four species of muskellunge, but these varieties are now considered to be one species
Blue Catfish
Blue Catfish
This is the largest catfish of the family Ictaluridae, reported to grow to 120 lb. (54 kg).
Bluegill
Bluegill
Today the bluegill is one of the most popular panfish species in North America.

Types of Fishing in West Virginia

Lakes & Ponds

Lakes & Ponds

Lakes and ponds are great places for fish to live. Learn where to find fish, tips and more

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Streams & Rivers

Streams & Rivers

River & stream fishing means knowing where the water is moving, and how fish behave in it.

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