Summersville Lake

Nicholas - West Virginia

  • 18 catches


  • 6 spots

Superb water quality and sheer sandstone cliffs make Summersville Lake a unique place to visit. West Virginia's largest lake; This deep clear lake provides excellent opportunities for bass as well as crappie, bluegill channel catfish, walleye and rainbow...

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Summersville Lake Fishing Reports

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  1. Details: 26 in. Longnose Gar with a Minnow

  2. Caught a few on Saturday along the shore, and a few offshore on some trees. Plus 2 rock bass. A beautiful lake but MAN it's deep!

    Largemouth Bass with a Aglia Long

    1. Matt L 0
      nice! I’m headed there in a few weeks. got a camping spot on the water. tips are welcome! ha
    2. Drew H 0
      A few off the shore in maybe 3ft but it slopes REALLY FAST down to 45 then I think to near 80. I was fishing above fully sumberged big trees standing straight up.
    3. Frank Yamada 0
      Nice. It’s fun to try different bodies of water. How deep?
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  3. Were can catfish be found at on this lake

  4. Details: 14 in. Smallmouth Bass

  5. Details: Smallmouth Bass with a live worm

  6. Anyone know what the water temp at Summersville Lake is ?

  7. 3 lb. Smallmouth Bass with a crank

  8. 6 in morning

    11 lb. 2 oz. 23 in. Largemouth Bass with a swim bait

    1. Mike Bell 0
      heck of a nice Bass. moving to Summersville first of October 2020, can’t wait
    2. Dylan Marshall 0
      strike King swim bait sexy shad
    3. Steven Chancey 0
      What kind/color of swim baits you use if you don't mind me asking? I grew up in Beckley and fished all the lakes around there many times. Im in military now ...more in washington state. Theres a lot of nice lakes here but I prefer good ol WV lakes any day. I definitely miss it. I was always a fan of rubber worms, buzz baits and poppers for bass. Ive found larger flies that float on the surface with a stout fly rod is probably the most fun I've had legally lol. Depending on the time of year of course. I've never used swim baits effectively but have heard that they are great. I think I'm convinced to try them next time out out. Any suggestions on using them effectively?
    4. Jimmy Earp 0
      Oh i just seen the a crankbait that looks like it was in its mouth haha... Huge catch for summersville congrats
    5. Dylan Marshall 0
      swim bait
    6. Jimmy Earp 0
      Did you catch it on a swimbait or crankbait ?
    7. Steven Chancey 0
      Amazung catch bro. 7 pounds is my largemouth record caught at bluestone near the rock cliffs close to mid ways of the lake. Best spot there always produces bass. ...more Cant wait till its my turn to break the 10lb mark.
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  9. 6 lb. Smallies

    1. Allen Harmon 0
      Where are the big eye this time of the year on sumvill
    2. Steven Chancey 0
      nice congratulations
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