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Date 13-May-16
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Conditions : SUMMERSVILLE – The lake is at summer pool. Bass have moved to shallow water and reports of lots of fish being caught. Crappie and Bluegill have been caught on live minnows and jigs this week. Walleye are being caught off rocky points in about 20-25 feet of water as well as the upper end of lake. Try minnows and small crank baits. A new walleye regulation took effect beginning January 1, 2016. It consists of: all walleye 20 to 30 inches long must be returned to the water at once and a daily creel limit of eight walleye daily creel limit, only one of which may be over 30 inches. The tailwaters were stocked with trout on April 25. For more information contact the Corps of Engineers at 304-872-3412

Reported by: West Virginia D.N.R

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About: - Summerville Lake is located three miles south of Summersville on U.S. Route 19, the terrain ranges from rolling hills to vertical rock cliffs. Primarily forested, this area offers hunting for deer, turkey, squirrel and grouse. The fish population in 2,790-acre Summersville Lake includes smallmouth and largemouth bass, crappie, bluegill, walleye and channel catfish. Rainbow trout are occasionally taken. Fishing accommodations provided for the physically disabled. The tailwater is stocked with trout. Facilities available include picnic areas, restrooms, showers, trailer disposal stations and hiking areas. A public archery range is also available.

Camping is available on Corps of Engineers property and at private campgrounds. Owned by U. S. Army Corps of Engineers. Managed by WVDNR. For additional information contact: Resource Manager, Summersville Lake, Rural Route 2, Box 470, Summersville WV 26651-9802. (304) 872-3412. Lake and recreation information, (304) 872-5809.

  • smallmouth and largemouth bass
  • crappie
  • bluegill
  • walleye
  • channel catfish

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