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Full Report: West Central Rivers & Lakes - Summer is an excellent time to fish Belleville tailwaters of the Ohio River. Anglers are catching white bass, hybrid striped bass, and a few other species. Lead headed jigs with twister tails (white or chartreuses), which are fished along the bottom, are the lure of choice. Clever anglers are tipping their jig hooks with minnows or shad. Best spots to fish these areas include eddies and back-current sections, and anywhere that river flows are unusual. Schools of hybrid striped bass will periodically move up to the surface to ambush prey, so keep a look out for this activity. When this activity is seen, agitator bobbers fished with rubber minnow imitations or fresh bait fished with surf casting equipment, generally provides the best result. Fresh bait (small skipjack) can be caught from these areas using “Sabiki” rigs. Fishing along the Willow Island tailwaters is restricted due to hydro-power development. Anglers now have access only to a point approximately 150 yards below the dam, and flows have changed significantly.

Elsewhere on the Ohio River fishing for catfish has been good. Channel catfish anglers should use night crawlers, chicken liver, or prepared catfish type baits. Live fish should be used for flatheads. Good fishing sites for catfish include deep areas along islands and tributary mouths.

Fishing has been good for largemouth bass in area lakes. Spinner baits, rubber worms, crank baits, and surface lures are producing bass in areas of good cover. Good choices for area lakes include Mountwood in Wood County, Conaway Run in Tyler, Charles Fork in Roane, North Bend Lake in Ritchie County, and Elk Fork, Woodrum, and OBrien lakes in Jackson County. Best fishing times will be early in the morning and during the evening hours. These lakes can also supply good bluegill fishing. For these sunfish use trout magnets or spinners, small jigs, or small worms.

Summer is a good time to fish for channel catfish in area lakes and streams. Chicken livers, night crawlers, and prepared catfish baits work well. Remember fishing at night is generally better than fishing during the day for catfish in the summer.

Local musky streams should be fishable this weekend. Summer musky anglers use large crank baits or jurk baits and best spots are usually around fallen trees or riffle areas. Fishing has been quite good this year for musky along Middle Island Creek, the Little Kanawha River, and on the Hughes River and its forks.




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Full Report: West Central Rivers & Lakes - Summer is an excellent time to fish Belleville tailwaters of the Ohio River. Anglers are catching white bass, hybrid striped bass, and a few other species. Lead headed jigs with twister tails (white or chartreuses), which are fished along the bottom, are the lure of choice. Clever anglers are tipping their jig hooks with minnows or shad. Best spots to fish these areas include eddies and back-current sections, and anywhere that river flows are unusual. Schools of hybrid striped bass will periodically move up to the surface to ambush prey, so keep a look out for this activity. When this activity is seen, agitator bobbers fished with rubber minnow imitations or fresh bait fished with surf casting equipment, generally provides the best result. Fresh bait (small skipjack) can be caught from these areas using “Sabiki” rigs. Fishing along the Willow Island tailwaters is restricted due to hydro-power development. Anglers now have access only to a point approximately 150 yards below the dam, and flows have changed significantly.

Elsewhere on the Ohio River fishing for catfish has been good. Channel catfish anglers should use night crawlers, chicken liver, or prepared catfish type baits. Live fish should be used for flatheads. Good fishing sites for catfish include deep areas along islands and tributary mouths.

Fishing has been good for largemouth bass in area lakes. Spinner baits, rubber worms, crank baits, and surface lures are producing bass in areas of good cover. Good choices for area lakes include Mountwood in Wood County, Conaway Run in Tyler, Charles Fork in Roane, North Bend Lake in Ritchie County, and Elk Fork, Woodrum, and OBrien lakes in Jackson County. Best fishing times will be early in the morning and during the evening hours. These lakes can also supply good bluegill fishing. For these sunfish use trout magnets or spinners, small jigs, or small worms.

Summer is a good time to fish for channel catfish in area lakes and streams. Chicken livers, night crawlers, and prepared catfish bait work well. Remember fishing at night is generally better than fishing during the day for catfish in the summer.




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Full Report: West Central Rivers & Lakes - Summer is an excellent time to fish Belleville Tailwaters of the Ohio River. Anglers are catching white bass, hybrid striped bass, and a few other species. Lead headed jigs with twister tails (white or chartreuses), which are fished along the bottom, are the lure of choice. Clever anglers are tipping their jig hooks with minnows or shad. Best spots to fish these areas include eddies and back-current sections, and anywhere that river flows are unusual. Schools of hybrid striped bass will periodically move up to the surface to ambush prey, so keep a look out for this activity. When this activity is seen, agitator bobbers fished with rubber minnow imitations or fresh bait fished with surf casting equipment, generally provides the best result. Fresh bait (small skipjack) can be caught from these areas using “Sabiki” rigs. Fishing along the Willow Island tailwaters is restricted due to hydro-power development. Anglers now have access only to a point approximately 150 yards below the dam, and flows have changed significantly.

Elsewhere on the Ohio River fishing for catfish has been good. Channel catfish anglers should use night crawlers, chicken liver, or prepared catfish type baits. Live fish should be used for flatheads. Good fishing sites for catfish include deep areas along islands and tributary mouths.

Fishing has been good for largemouth bass in area lakes. Spinner baits, rubber worms, crank baits, and surface lures are producing bass in areas of good cover. Good choices for area lakes include Mountwood in Wood County, Conaway Run in Tyler, Charles Fork in Roane, North Bend Lake in Ritchie County, and Elk Fork, Woodrum, and OBrien lakes in Jackson County. Best fishing times will be early in the morning and during the evening hours. These lakes can also supply good bluegill fishing. For these sunfish use trout magnets or spinners, small jigs, or small worms.

Summer is a good time to fish for channel catfish in area lakes and streams. Chicken livers, night crawlers, and prepared catfish bait work well. Remember fishing at night is generally better than fishing during the day for catfish in the summer.

Local musky streams should be fishable this weekend. Summer musky anglers use large crank baits or jurk baits and best spots are usually around fallen trees or riffle areas. Fishing has been quite good this year for musky along Middle Island Creek, the Little Kanawha River, and on the Hughes River and its forks.




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Full Report: West Central Rivers & Lakes - This is an excellent time to fish Ohio River Tailwaters. Anglers fishing below the Belleville dam are catching sauger, white bass, hybrid striped bass, and a few other species. Lead headed jigs with twister tails (white or chartreuses), which are fished along the bottom, are the lure of choice. Clever anglers are tipping their jig hooks with minnows. Fishing for white bass can be quite good this time of year and medium-sized white spinners work well. Hybrid striped bass are being caught on the surface, and agitator bobbers, and large surface plugs work well for these top water feeders. Best spots to fish these areas include eddies and back-current sections, and anywhere that river flows are unusual. Fishing along the Willow Island tailwaters is restricted due to hydro-power development. Anglers now have access only to a point approximately 150 yards below the dam, and flows have changed significantly.

Also along the Ohio River this year, fishing for black bass (largemouth, smallmouth, and spotted bass) has been excellent. Bass anglers are using spinner-baits, rubber worms, jig-and-pig type combos, and shad colored crank baits. Largemouth Bass are being caught along embayments, and the smallmouth and spots are being taken from the river.

Fishing for largemouth bass in area lakes has been very good. Slowly fished rubber worms or jig-and-pig combos, and spinner baits are good terminal tackle choices. As the water warms surface baits will also be productive. Area lakes with good angling opportunities include Mountwood in Wood County, Conaway Run in Tyler County, Charles Fork in Roane County, North Bend Lake in Ritchie County, and Woodrum, Elk Fork, and OBrien lakes in Jackson County. Fishing for bluegill in our small lakes is also good this time of year. Small baits and lures work well for these panfish.

This is also a good time to fish for catfish in area waters. Most public lakes have good channel catfish populations. Night crawlers, chicken liver or prepared catfish baits fished along the bottom are always a good method for catfish. Adult catfish were recently stocked into several area lakes. These include Conaway Run Lake in Tyler County; Cedar Creek State Park Lake in Gilmer County; Mountwood Lake and Fort Neal Pond in Wood County; North Bend State Park Pond in Ritchie County, Turkey Run Lake in Jackson County, and the Wirt County Pond. Also, the slowly moving and muddier water that is found in the upper portions of lakes, just after rain events, are great places to find channel catfish.

Larger stream and rivers hold channel catfish, but flathead or mud catfish are also available to catfish anglers. Tactics used in lakes work well for channels in these streams, but flatheads prefer live bait. Large minnows that are fished along deeper areas is the trick for these large catfish.

Local musky streams should be fishable this weekend. Musky anglers use large crank baits or jurk baits and best spots are usually around fallen trees or riffle areas.




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Full Report: West Central Rivers & Lakes - This is an excellent time to fish Ohio River Tailwaters. Anglers fishing below the Belleville dam are catching sauger, white bass, hybrid striped bass, and a few other species. Lead headed jigs with twister tails (white or chartreuses), which are fished along the bottom, are the lure of choice. Clever anglers are tipping their jig hooks with minnows. Fishing for white bass can be quite good this time of year and medium-sized white spinners work well. Hybrid striped bass are being caught on the surface, and agitator bobbers, and large surface plugs work well for these top water feeders. Best spots to fish these areas include eddies and back-current sections, and anywhere that river flows are unusual. Fishing along the Willow Island tailwaters is restricted due to hydro-power development. Anglers now have access only to a point approximately 150 yards below the dam, and flows have changed significantly.

Also along the Ohio River this year, fishing for black bass (largemouth, smallmouth, and spotted bass) has been excellent. Bass anglers are using spinner-baits, rubber worms, jig-and-pig type combos, and shad colored crank baits. Largemouth Bass are being caught along embayments, and the smallmouth and spots are being taken from the river.

Fishing for largemouth bass in area lakes has been very good. Slowly fished rubber worms or jig-and-pig combos, and spinner baits are good terminal tackle choices. As the water warms surface baits will also be productive. Area lakes with good angling opportunities include Mountwood in Wood County, Conaway Run in Tyler County, Charles Fork in Roane County, North Bend Lake in Ritchie County, and Woodrum, Elk Fork, and OBrien lakes in Jackson County. Fishing for bluegill in our small lakes is also good this time of year. Small baits and lures work well for these panfish.

This is also a good time to fish for catfish in area waters. Most public lakes have good channel catfish populations. Night crawlers, chicken liver or prepared catfish baits fished along the bottom are always a good method for catfish. Adult catfish were recently stocked into several area lakes. These include Conaway Run Lake in Tyler County; Cedar Creek State Park Lake in Gilmer County; Mountwood Lake and Fort Neal Pond in Wood County; North Bend State Park Pond in Ritchie County, Turkey Run Lake in Jackson County, and the Wirt County Pond. Also, the slowly moving and muddier water that is found in the upper portions of lakes, just after rain events, are great places to find channel catfish.

Larger stream and rivers hold channel catfish, but flathead or mud catfish are also available to catfish anglers. Tactics used in lakes work well for channels in these streams, but flatheads prefer live bait. Large minnows that are fished along deeper areas is the trick for these large catfish.

Local musky streams should be fishable this weekend. Musky anglers use large crank baits or jurk baits and best spots are usually around fallen trees or riffle areas.

CENTRAL WEST VIRGINIA - Water levels are normal and milky. If you are looking for a place to go, please check the fishing regulations and the WVDNR website for a list of public access sites or call your local WVDNR district office for some advice and a place to fish. Dont forget to buy your 2014 fishing license. Spring trout stocking season will conclude this week but holdover trout should be available at some locations.




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Full Report: West Central Rivers & Lakes - This is an excellent time to fish Ohio River tailwaters. Anglers fishing below the Belleville dam are catching white bass, hybrid striped bass, and a few other species. Lead headed jigs with twister tails (white or chartreuses), which are fished along the bottom, are the lure of choice. Clever anglers are tipping their jig hooks with minnows. Fishing for white bass can be quite good this time of year and medium-sized white spinners work well also. Hybrid striped bass are being caught on the surface, and agitator bobbers, and large surface plugs work well for these top water feeders. Best spots to fish these areas include eddies and back-current sections, and anywhere that river flows are unusual. Fishing along the Willow Island tailwaters is restricted due to hydro-power development. Anglers now have access only to a point approximately 150 yards below the dam, and flows have changed significantly.

Fishing for largemouth bass in area lakes has been very good. Slowly fished plastic worms or jig-and-pig combos, and spinner baits are good terminal tackle choices. Area lakes with good angling opportunities include Mountwood in Wood County, Conaway Run in Tyler County, Charles Fork in Roane County, North Bend Lake in Ritchie County, and Elk Fork, Woodrum, and OBrien lakes in Jackson County.

Crappie fishing has also been good at several lakes, these include North Bend and Elk Fork lakes, where angler are taking fish on minnows and small jigs or spinners.

Area trout fishing opportunities are winding down. Conaway Run Lake in Tyler County is the only lake in the area that receives trout in May. Trout anglers can use a variety of baits including small worms, mealworms, salmon eggs, cheese, or trout power bait. Small spinners, joe type flies, and trout magnets also work well, for anglers casting the shoreline or fishing from boats. Trolling small lures is also affective.

Musky streams are expected to be fishable this weekend, and muskies are quite active. Hot spots this time of year include areas both upstream and downstream of fast moving water. Musky anglers should try medium to large lures. Middle Island Creek, the major streams in the Hughes River system, and the Little Kanawha River are good area musky waters.




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Full Report: West Central Rivers & Lakes - Trout have been stocked into several lakes throughout the area. These include Tracy Lake and Pennsboro Water Supply Reservoir in Ritchie County, Mountwood Park Lake in Wood County, Rollins Lake and Turkey Run Lake in Jackson County, Mile Tree Lake in Roane County, Cedar Creek State Park Ponds in Gilmer County, and Conaway Run Lake in Tyler County. Check the Daily Trout Stocking report for the latest at (304) 558-3399

This information is updated daily at 4:00 pm, January through May. Trout anglers can use a variety of baits including small worms, mealworms, salmon eggs, cheese, or trout power bait. Small spinners, joe type flies, and trout magnets also work well, for anglers casting the shoreline or fishing from boats. Trolling these small lures is also affective.

This is an excellent time to fish Ohio River tailwaters. Anglers fishing below the Belleville dam are catching sauger, walleye, and a few other species. Lead headed jigs with twister tails (white or chartreuses), which are fished along the bottom, are the lure of choice. Clever anglers are tipping their jig hooks with minnows. Fishing for white bass can be quite good this time of year and medium-sized white spinners work well. Crappie can also be found in Ohio River tailwaters. These fish are generally suspended and jigs should be counted-down to find the correct depth to fish. Best spots to fish these areas include eddies and back-current sections, and anywhere that river flows are unusual. Fishing along the Willow Island tailwaters is restricted due to hydro-power development. Anglers now have access only to a point approximately 150 yards below the dam, and flows have changed significantly.

Fishing for largemouth bass and crappie in area lakes has been very good. Slowly fished rubber worms or jig-and-pig combos, and spinner baits are good terminal tackle choices for bass. Crappie anglers use small jigs or minnows fished in areas of good cover. Area lakes with good angling opportunities include Mountwood in Wood County, Conaway Run in Tyler County, Charles Fork in Roane County, North Bend Lake in Ritchie County, and Elk Fork, Woodrum, OBrien lakes in Jackson County.

Musky streams are expected to be fishable this weekend, and muskies are quite active. Hot spots this time of year include areas both upstream and downstream of fast moving water. Musky anglers should try medium to large lures. Middle Island Creek, the major streams in the Hughes River system, and the Little Kanawha River are good area musky waters. Those interested in trying their luck with muskies in a lake should try North Bend Lake.




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Full Report: West Central Rivers & Lakes - So far this month, trout have been stocked into the following area lakes; Rollins Lake in Jackson County, Tracy Lake and Pennsboro Water Supply Reservoir in Ritchie County, Mountwood Park Lake in Wood County, Mile Tree Lake in Roane County, Conaway Run Lake in Tyler County and Cedar Creek State Park Ponds in Gilmer County. Additionally this month Turkey run Lake in Jackson County will be stocked again. Check the Daily Trout Stocking report for the latest at (304) 558-3399 or on the web at http://www.wvdnr.gov/Fishing/Stocking/DailyStock.shtm. This information is updated daily at 4:00 pm, January through May. Trout anglers can use a variety of baits including small worms; mealworms, salmon eggs, cheese, or trout power bait. When lakes are not frozen small spinners, Joe type flies, and trout magnets also work well.

This is a good time to fish Ohio River tailwaters. Anglers fishing below the Belleville dam are catching a few sauger, walleye, and a few other species. Suspended minnows or lead headed jigs with twister tails (white or chartreuses), which are fished along the bottom, are the lures of choice. When the river is running high and muddy clever anglers are tipping their jig hooks with minnows. Best spots to fish these areas include eddies and back-current sections, and anywhere that river flows are unusual slow. Fishing along the Willow Island tailwaters is restricted due to hydro-power development. Anglers now have access only to a point approximately 150 yards below the dam, and flows have changed significantly.

Fishing for largemouth bass can be good during warm sunny days in area lakes. Slowly fished rubber worms or jig-and-pig combos are good terminal tackle choices. Area lakes with good winter bass angling opportunities include Mountwood in Wood County, Conaway Run in Tyler County, Charles Fork in Roane County, North Bend Lake in Ritchie County, and Elk Fork, Woodrum, and OBrien lakes in Jackson County.

Musky streams are expected to be fishable this weekend. Winter musky anglers use medium to large lures, and they concentrate their fishing efforts around brush piles or other areas of good cover. Middle Island Creek, the major streams in the Hughes River system, and the Little Kanawha River are good area musky waters.




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Full Report: West Central Rivers & Lakes - The trout stocking is underway with a few waters stocked, but it has been difficult with the snow. The Williams River, Shavers Fork, Glady and Watoga Lake to name a few.

Trout have been stocked into several lakes throughout the area; these include Rollins and Turkey Run lakes in Jackson County, Tracy Lake and Pennsboro Water Supply Reservoir in Ritchie County, Mountwood Park Lake in Wood County, and Cedar Creek State Park Ponds in Gilmer County, and Mile Tree Lake in Roane County. In February, Conaway Run Lake in Tyler County received trout and Rollins and Mountwood lakes received their second stockings. Check the Daily Trout Stocking report for the latest at (304) 558-3399

Trout anglers can use a variety of baits including small worms, mealworms, salmon eggs, cheese, or trout power bait. Lakes may be frozen, and anglers should use caution before venturing out upon frozen lakes. Four inches of new clear ice is the minimum thickness for travel on foot, however there is no such thing as 100 percent safe ice! When lakes are not frozen, small spinners, Joe type flies and trout magnets also work well.

Winter is an excellent time to fish Ohio River tailwaters, and sauger fishing has been red hot this winter! Anglers fishing below the Belleville dam are catching sauger, walleye, and a few other species. Riggs using suspended minnows or lead headed jigs with twister tails (white or chartreuses), which are fished along the bottom, are the lure of choice. When the river is running high and muddy, clever anglers are tipping their jig hooks with minnows. Best spots to fish these areas include eddies and back-current sections and anywhere that river flows are unusually slow. Warm water discharges associated with industrial facilities hold fish in the winter along the Ohio River. Best bet for lures here include crank baits and rubber jigs. Expect to catch white bass, hybrid striped bass and a few other species at these hot spots. Fishing along the Willow Island tailwaters is restricted due to hydro-power development. Anglers now have access only to a point approximately 150 yards below the dam and flows have changed significantly.

Winter fishing for largemouth bass can be good during warm sunny days in area lakes. Slowly fished rubber worms or jig-and-pig combos are good terminal tackle choices. Area lakes with good winter bass angling opportunities include Mountwood in Wood County, Conaway Run in Tyler County, Charles Fork in Roane County, North Bend Lake in Ritchie County, and Elk Fork and OBrien lakes in Jackson County.

Musky streams are expected to be fishable this weekend. Winter musky anglers use medium to large lures, and they concentrate their fishing efforts around brush piles or other areas of good cover. Middle Island Creek, the major streams in the Hughes River system, and the Little Kanawha River are good area musky water.




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Full Report: West Central Rivers & Lakes - Water levels are high and milky. If you are looking for a place to go please check the fishing regulations and the WVDNR website for a list of public access sites or call your local WVDNR district office for some advice and a place to fish. Dont forget to buy your 2014 fishing license. The trout stocking is underway with a few waters stocked, but it has been difficult with the snow. The Williams, Shavers Fork, Glady, and French Creek Pond to name a few.

Trout have been stocked into several lakes throughout the area; these include Mile Tree Lake in Roane County, Mountwood Park Lake in Wood County, Rollins and Turkey Run lakes in Jackson County, Tracy Lake and Pennsboro Water Supply Reservoir in Ritchie County, and Cedar Creek State Park Ponds in Gilmer County. In February Conaway Run Lake in Tyler County will also receive trout, and Mountwood and Rollins lakes will receive a second stocking. Check the Daily Trout Stocking report for the latest at (304) 558-3399

This information is updated daily at 4:00 pm, January through May. Trout anglers can use a variety of baits including small worms, mealworms, salmon eggs, cheese, or trout power bait. Lakes may be frozen, and anglers should use caution before venturing out upon frozen lakes. Ice does not form with uniform thickness on any body of water. Underwater springs or currents can wear thin spots on any body of water. Clear ice is the strongest. Ice formed by melted and refrozen snow appears milky, is very porous and very weak. Ice covered by snow should always be presumed unsafe. Four inches of ice will generally hold an average-sized person on foot. When lakes are not frozen, small spinners, joe type flies and trout magnets also work well.



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