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Fishing in West Virginia, A brief look

West Virginia fishing guides offer a variety of fishing trips including the mountain trout streams or the large rivers of the Ohio River system. The largest tributaries of the Ohio River are the Monongahela River, New River, and the Kanawha River. The most popular game fish in West Virginia is the smallmouth bass and is found in most warmwater fishing streams throughout the state.

One of the more popular warmwater West Virginia fishing spots is the Greenbrier River, which is ideal for smallmouth bass fishing. The Greenbrier River also offers one of the better walleye fishing streams and rock bass fishing spots West Virginia has to offer. The South Branch of the Potomac River is another top rated smallmouth bass fishing spot. Float fishing along the South Branch and the Cacapon River are popular and local fishing guides offer float and fishing kayak trips on both rivers.

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West Virginia Fishing Locations

Fishing in West Virginia is the most prevalent in the following areas: Ohio River fishing: Monongahela River, New River, Kanawha River, Tug Fork, Big Sandy River; Elk River, Poca River, Coal River, Little River, Elk River, Potomac River, Cacapon River, South Branch, Sutton Lake, Cranberry stream, Shavers Fork River, Greenbrier River, Bluestone Lake, Sutton Lake, Cheat Lake, Tygart Lake, Stony River

West Virginia Fishing Species

Popular West Virginia fishing species include: Smallmouth bass, spotted bass, largemouth bass, rock bass, muskellunge, walleye, catfish, crappie, bluegill, brook trout, brown trout, rainbow trout

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