Location

WV
United States
37° 36' 0" N, 80° 53' 24" W

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Fishing Report Provided by West Virginia Division of Natural Resources - West Virginia Division of Natural Resources
Rating:
3
Average: 3 (1 vote)
| Water Temp:61-70 F | Clarity: Stained
Fish Caught | Lunker: using a
Fishing Report
October 9, 2014

Fishing on the lake has been good. Bass anglers should try their luck around deeper structure such as rocky points or downed trees using small crankbaits, or spinnerbaits. Although, plastics and live bait are probably the top producing baits. With the cooler nights we are now experiencing, anglers should see the bites really beginning to pick up as the water temperature falls. Channel and flathead catfish are still producing some on the lake. Anglers wanting to catch the whiskered ones should try drifting with live bait such as soft shell crayfish, hellgrammites, or nightcrawlers. Chicken livers are also good. When you catch one, simply motor back up and drift through the hole again or anchor. Flatheads prefer live bait such as large chubs or a live sunfish. Carp, hybrid stripers, and smallmouth bass are hitting in the tailwaters with best baits being corn, chartruese jigs, and plastic jigs, respectively.

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Fishing Report Provided by West Virginia Division of Natural Resources - West Virginia Division of Natural Resources
Rating:
3
Average: 3 (1 vote)
| Water Temp:71-80 F | Clarity: Stained
Fish Caught | Lunker: using a
Fishing Report
August 28, 2014

With the nights beginning to cool, the fishing on the lake should begin to pick up. Anglers should try their luck around any downed trees or weed beds using worms, small minnows or jigs for sunfish. Bass anglers should concentrate their efforts along areas with good structure such as downed timber, rocky drops, or weed beds. Top-water baits such as rapalas, tiny torpedoes, and sluggoes are excellent choices but anglers will find the best topwater action early or late. Bluegills can provide anglers with some fast action. Best baits are worms and small jigs. Anglers can have a blast fishing for sunfish. Channel catfish are also hitting in the lake primarily at night on chicken livers and worms. Carp and channel catfish are hitting in the tailwaters with best baits being corn, and nightcrawlers, respectively. Occasionally, anglers have been catching some other species such as smallmouth bass in the tailwaters on jigs and minnows.

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