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WV
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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
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| Water Temp:71-80 F | Clarity: Cloudy
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Fishing Report
July 17, 2014
Fishing on the lake is good as some fish are still on the spawning beds. 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. Because some bass and sunfish are still in spawning mode, anglers may expect somewhat higher success rates and also chances to catch larger fish. Bluegills can provide anglers with some fast action. Best baits are worms and small jigs. Anglers can have a blast fishing for the 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. Occasionally, anglers have been catching some other species such as smallmouth bass and hybrid stripers in the tailwaters on jigs and minnows.
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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: | Clarity:
Fish Caught | Lunker: using a
Fishing Report
April 24, 2014
Spring is here and fish are preparing to spawn as the water warms. Crappie have shown up on brush piles, flooded timber or downed trees where they will spawn. They are hitting small minnows and doll flies. Bass may be caught off rocky points and around downed trees using live bait and artificials such as spinnerbaits and plastic worms. Anglers should look for points that have some cover such as stumps, logs, or weed beds. Try slow rolling a spinnerbait, bumping off the stumps. Some hybrid striped bass may be caught using large minnows. Anglers should try spots such as the mouth of Indian Creek or up the Bluestone Arm as these fish, even though mostly infertile, still make spawning runs upstream. Smallmouth bass are being caught in the tailwaters. Successful anglers are using tube jigs in pumpkinseed or motor oil colors. Anglers should be careful wading and wear personal flotation devices.
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