Bluestone Lake, West Virginia Fishing

Bluestone Lake Fishing Information

Location and Information: Bluestone Lake is one of the largest lakes in all of West Virginia, covers an impressive 2,040 acres. In terms of total size, this puts it behind Stonewall Jackson Lake (2,650 acres) and Summersville (2,700) in the Mountain State for size.

Construction on Bluestone Lake took several years, beginning in January 1949 and concluding in January of 1952. The lake has a dam that was constructed as part of the flood control system of the Kanawha River Basin. The system is intended to reduce damages from flooding. The lake can be accessed easily from both I-77 and I-64 with the dam located in Hinton, WV.

As the third largest public lake in West Virginia, Bluestone offers boating with unlimited horsepower. The lake has speed and no-wake zones.

Popular Fishing Species List:

According to the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources, Bluestone 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 Bluestone? For multi-species anglers, this is one of your best-bets for catching a variety of different species. The lake is stocked with smallmouth bass, largemouth bass, rock bass, spotted bass, white bass, striped bass, hybrid striped bass, carp, channel catfish, flathead catfish, white crappie, black crappie, bluegill and muskie.

Spotted bass, largemouth bass, carp and channel catfish are considered the top species on these waters.

Marinas on this lake

Marina Name: Bluestone Lake Marina

Address: 661 Marina Lane, Hinton, WV 25951

Phone: (304) 466-1010


Lake Fishing Videos

Below, you will find some videos showing the success anglers have had on one of West Virginia’s best fishing lakes. This is only a sampling of the multitude of videos posted showing success on this lake.

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Premier Angler aims to provide general information about some of the top fishing destinations across the country. To ensure up-to-date accuracy, make sure to check with your state’s natural resources department and your local marinas before hitting the water.