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Tygart Lake Sponsored by
Date 04-Sep-15
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Conditions : TYGART LAKE – The lake is about 11 foot below summer pool level and falling. Surface temperature is about 75 degrees at the surface and 75 degrees at 50 feet. Walleye have been reported being caught in 40 to 60 foot of water with jigs, spoons, and minnows. Water clarity is clear and fishing in low light conditions in the early morning and late evening can be effective. 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.

Tailwaters - Walleye and yellow perch have been reported being caught in the tailwater. Outflow is low about 540 cfs. 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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