Elk Fork Lake, West Virginia Fishing

Location and Information: Located in Jackson County, Elk Fork Lake covers a respectable 278 acres. In terms of size, this put it in the top quarter percentile for the Mountain State, though it is considerably smaller than the largest lakes (Sutton, Bluestone, Stonewall Jackson, Summersville).

The lake has an average depth of 18 feet with a maximum depth of 22 feet. A boat ramp and piers are among the amenities that can be found here.

Boaters will need to follow a 10 HP limit while fishing here. It should be noted as well that live minnows cannot be used as bait, and camping is prohibited. Night fishing, however, is allowed.

Popular Fishing Species List

According to the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources, Elk Fork Lake contains several species of popular fish. As a moderate-sized fishery, it offers quality fishing throughout the year. So, what type of fish are in Elk Fork? Unlike many lakes in West Virginia, trout are not stocked on these waters in the Spring or the Fall. That said, bluegill, channel catfish, crappie, and largemouth bass are among the most popular species on the lake. Largemouth bass can reach considerable size for the region.

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Marinas on this Lake

Despite being a decent-sized lake, there are currently no marinas on Elk Fork.

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