Spring Fishing

There’s nothing quite as peaceful as standing on the banks of a river, fishing your worries away. Crystal waters and colorful catches await at West Virginia’s state parks and forests. Try these Almost Heaven fishing spots and you’ll be on your way to experiencing an unforgettable fishing excursion.

1. Audra State Park

Audra State Park’s clear, clean waters of the Middle Fork River make an ideal habitat for trout. And nearby Teter Creek Lake offers trout, bass and bluegill fishing.

2. Holly River State Park

With its swift water and currents, the Left Fork of Holly River at Holly River State Park offers excellent trout fishing.

3. Tygart Lake State Park

Head to Tygart Lake State Park for a day of incredible fishing. At this 1,800-acre lake you can find panfish, crappie, channel fish, bass and walleye.

4. Pipestem Resort State Park

Wade in the waters of the Bluestone River near Pipestem Resort State Park and fly fish for trout and smallmouth. Guided fishing trips offer access to an exclusive portion of the Bluestone River known for their monster trout.

5. Moncove Lake State Park

Moncove Lake’s 144 acres are an angler’s paradise. Fish for largemouth bass, bluegill, trout, catfish, walleye and yellow perch.

All anglers age 15 and older are required to have a West Virginia fishing license and a valid form of identification while fishing. Licenses are good for the calendar year, and it is recommended they be purchased at the beginning of each year. Visit WVdnr.gov to purchase a West Virginia fishing license today.