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Tygart Lake Sponsored by
Date 03-Aug-15
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Conditions : TYGART LAKE – The lake is back at summer pool level. Surface temperature is about 83 degrees at the surface, 76 degrees at 30 feet and 73 degrees at 50 feet. Fish for walleye at depths of 40 to 50 feet using minnows or night crawlers. The rock pile fish attractors located between the boat ramps at the marina are concentrating fish. Try a buzz bait along the shoreline in the evening for smallmouth bass top water action. White bass travel in schools and can be seen chasing minnows on the surface. Casting spoons into the schools is a good way to catch white bass.

Walleye and yellow perch have been reported being caught in the tailwater, as well as a few trout. Walleye fishing is best during higher flows (1,500 to 5,000 cubic feet per second) and trout fishing is best at low flows (less than 1,000 cubic feet per second). Call the Corps of Engineers hotline at 265-5953 for the current lake level and tailwater conditions.

Reported by: West Virginia D.N.R


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About: - Located in the picturesque West Virginia countryside, Tygart Lake's blue waters and irregular shoreline contrast with the surrounding steep mountain terrain. The steep, wooded mountainsides and the clear inviting waters of the lake attract many visitors to Tygart for a day of relaxation and enjoyment. Located around the lake are several picnic areas, hiking trails, playgrounds, and the State Park's swim beach.

Fishing: Tygart Lake is considered by many to be one of the best bass waters in the area and fishing its deep waters can be a rewarding and exciting experience. In addition to bass, anglers will find abundant walleye, muskie, crappie, perch, and numerous pan fish. All species of fish found in Tygart Lake are sustained through natural reproduction rather than by stocking attesting to the exceptional water quality of the lake. Fishing for rainbow and golden trout, which were introduced into the tailwaters of Tygart Dam, is also popular with many anglers.

Facilities: Those seeking overnight accommodations at Tygart Lake have a choice between lodge or cabin facilities available at the State Park. There are also campgrounds available at the State Park and the Pleasant Creek Public Hunting and Fishing Area for those desiring a more rustic experience during their stay. The City of Grafton also operates a campground located in the vicinity of the dam's outflow area.

  • bass
  • walleye
  • muskie
  • crappie
  • perch
  • panfish

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