Big Ditch Lake, West Virginia Fishing

Big Ditch Lake Fishing Information

Location and Information: Covering a modest 55 acres, Big Ditch Lake is located in Webster County, slightly west of the town of Cowen. The lake is part of the Big Ditch Wildlife Management Area, which covers 350 acres. The lake has an average depth of five feet, a maximum depth of 16 feet, and was built in 1969.

Boating is permitted, but due to its relatively small size, only electric motors are allowed. While the lake does not have a marina, walking trails, outhouses, picnic areas, water fountains and a boat ramp are all available. Camping is prohibited here, as is the use of live minnows as bait.

Big Ditch Lake Fishing Map

Big Ditch Lake WV Fishing Map

Official Species List:

According to the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources, Big Ditch Lake contains numerous species of popular fish. Despite being a small fishery, the lake does offer decent fishing throughout the year. So, what type of fish are in Big Ditch? Despite having many species, this lake does not receive trout stocking in Spring or Fall. The lake does, however, offer decent bluegill, black crappie, tiger musky, green sunfish, carp, channel catfish and largemouth bass fishing.

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Marinas on this lake

Due to its relatively small size, this lake does not have a marina. That said, picnic areas, access to drinking water, and a boat launch ramp are available.

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