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Cheat Lake

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Wednesday, Oct 13 2021
We are entering Fall fishing at Cheat Lake. The Sunset Marina is the only public motorboat ramp on Cheat Lake. Water levels fluctuate two feet during the summer months. Angler with Jon boats or kayaks can launch from Ices Ferry access area.For the best fishing on Cheat Lake arrive early in the morning or late in the evening. Look for shelter embayments.Fish that can be found in the Lake:Yellow Perch, can be found in the Cheat. Use live minnows, worms, or jigs at varying depths. Bass, can be found in large embayments of Morgans and Rubbles Run. Bass can be found around woody structures. Use Live Minnows, Frogs, Chatter Baits, Buzz Baits and spinners. Of course, The Heddon Black Shore Minnow and the black 90 Whopper Plopper.Smallmouth Bass, can be found around the I-68 Bridge. Go upstream stream in the riverine section. Look for rocky habitats. Use the Heddon Black Shore Minnow and spinnersChannel Cat, can be found throughout the lake. Channel Catfish can be caught on a variety of baits. Chicken Liver, Stink Baits, Worms, and Cut Baits. Your Morgantown Sportsman's Warehouse has nice selection of Magic Baits for catfish.White Bass, can be found in Cheat. Watch for schools of White Bass. White Bass can be caught on baitfish. Use jigs, spoons, and small crank baits.Sunfish and blue gills, can be found in Cheat. Both fish can be found in coves and near shore. We are at the end of the sunfish spawning period.Walleye, are in the Cheat. The larger males can be found around the riverine portion of the lake upstream of I-68. Walleye harnesses can be purchased at your Morgantown Sportsman's Warehouse. Use Crankbaits, Grubs, Paddle Tails, and Ring Worms. The best walleye lure of all time, grubs on a jig. A three to four inch grub works the best when paired with 1/4 to 1/8 oz. jig. Grub colors like black, white and brown. Tails tipped with chartreuse If you use a crank bait. you will want one that dives 10-13 feet. No. 8 Firetiger. Crappie, can be found in Cheat. Look for downed trees and submerged wood next to deeper water. Crappie can be caught on jigs, in-line spinners, and minnows. Bobby Garland Monkey Milk paired with a 1/32 oz. to 1/8 oz. jig can prove very effective. Crappie can be found around piers. Around priers, I would use 1/16 oz. jig head. I like to use crappie magnets products too.Cheat Lake Park out on Morgans Run Road. you can find Largemouth Bass, Sunfish, White Bass, and Catfish. Ices Ferry Bridge fishing access area is a good place to fish. A variety of species can be found here. Yellow Perch, Walleye, Catfish, Largemouth and Smallmouth.A fishing pier in the tailwaters just below the dam. You can find Walleye, Hybrid Striped Bass and Channel Cat.




Wednesday, Oct 13 2021




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Cheat Lake


Rating - Good

We are entering Fall fishing at Cheat Lake. The Sunset Marina is the only public motorboat ramp on Cheat Lake. Water levels fluctuate two feet during the summer months. Angler with Jon boats or kayaks can launch from Ices Ferry access area.For the best fishing on Cheat Lake arrive early in the morning or late in the evening. Look for shelter embayments.Fish that can be found in the Lake:Yellow Perch, can be found in the Cheat. Use live minnows, worms, or jigs at varying depths. Bass, can be found in large embayments of Morgans and Rubbles Run. Bass can be found around woody structures. Use Live Minnows, Frogs, Chatter Baits, Buzz Baits and spinners. Of course, The Heddon Black Shore Minnow and the black 90 Whopper Plopper.Smallmouth Bass, can be found around the I-68 Bridge. Go upstream stream in the riverine section. Look for rocky habitats. Use the Heddon Black Shore Minnow and spinnersChannel Cat, can be found throughout the lake. Channel Catfish can be caught on a variety of baits. Chicken Liver, Stink Baits, Worms, and Cut Baits. Your Morgantown Sportsman's Warehouse has nice selection of Magic Baits for catfish.White Bass, can be found in Cheat. Watch for schools of White Bass. White Bass can be caught on baitfish. Use jigs, spoons, and small crank baits.Sunfish and blue gills, can be found in Cheat. Both fish can be found in coves and near shore. We are at the end of the sunfish spawning period.Walleye, are in the Cheat. The larger males can be found around the riverine portion of the lake upstream of I-68. Walleye harnesses can be purchased at your Morgantown Sportsman's Warehouse. Use Crankbaits, Grubs, Paddle Tails, and Ring Worms. The best walleye lure of all time, grubs on a jig. A three to four inch grub works the best when paired with 1/4 to 1/8 oz. jig. Grub colors like black, white and brown. Tails tipped with chartreuse If you use a crank bait. you will want one that dives 10-13 feet. No. 8 Firetiger. Crappie, can be found in Cheat. Look for downed trees and submerged wood next to deeper water. Crappie can be caught on jigs, in-line spinners, and minnows. Bobby Garland Monkey Milk paired with a 1/32 oz. to 1/8 oz. jig can prove very effective. Crappie can be found around piers. Around priers, I would use 1/16 oz. jig head. I like to use crappie magnets products too.Cheat Lake Park out on Morgans Run Road. you can find Largemouth Bass, Sunfish, White Bass, and Catfish. Ices Ferry Bridge fishing access area is a good place to fish. A variety of species can be found here. Yellow Perch, Walleye, Catfish, Largemouth and Smallmouth.A fishing pier in the tailwaters just below the dam. You can find Walleye, Hybrid Striped Bass and Channel Cat.


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