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Mount Storm Lake

Rating - Good   

Tuesday, Jan 15 2019
Anglers at Mount Storm Lake should target Striped Bass, Black Bass, and Walleye. Additional Christmas tree reef structures have recently been added as fish attractors and habitat on the Helmick Run (southeastern) arm of the lake. WVDNR staff has recently completed efforts to map this popular fishing lake to provide visual depth and bottom contour information for anglers. You can download a printable map from: http://www.wvdnr.gov/Lake_Maps/ . Recent surveys revealed greater numbers of quality-sized Channel Catfish, which are overly abundant in this lake, and good densities of both Largemouth and Smallmouth Bass. Harvest of Channel Catfish in Mount Storm is promoted to improve this population. Additionally, recent biological surveys have revealed plentiful citation-size Striped Bass (greater than 25 in length)! Large Striped Bass from Mount Storm have recently been reported for citation certifications; there have been greater than 5 over the last year. An individual recently checked in a Striped Bass from Mount Storm Lake that was 41.5 long, weighing 30.5 pounds! This population is maintained through WVDNR stocking efforts! Trolling minnow and shad patterns (crankbaits, jigs, inline spinners, and stick baits) should prove successful for targeting Walleye and Striped Bass. Lake depth profiles were recently completed on this lake, which should allow the production of maps that will aid anglers in locating lake bottom features, such as points and historic stream channels, for which to target. For detailed information about stream flow, water clarity, and temperature, visit this United States Geological Survey (USGS) page for available stream gauge data: http://waterdata.usgs.gov/wv/nwis/rt or visit our WV DNR Fishing Map at: https://www.mapwv.gov/huntfish/map/?v=fish .




Tuesday, Jan 15 2019



Mount Storm Lake

Rating - Good

Anglers at Mount Storm Lake should target Striped Bass, Black Bass, and Walleye. Additional Christmas tree reef structures have recently been added as fish attractors and habitat on the Helmick Run (southeastern) arm of the lake. WVDNR staff has recently completed efforts to map this popular fishing lake to provide visual depth and bottom contour information for anglers. You can download a printable map from: http://www.wvdnr.gov/Lake_Maps/ . Recent surveys revealed greater numbers of quality-sized Channel Catfish, which are overly abundant in this lake, and good densities of both Largemouth and Smallmouth Bass. Harvest of Channel Catfish in Mount Storm is promoted to improve this population. Additionally, recent biological surveys have revealed plentiful citation-size Striped Bass (greater than 25 in length)! Large Striped Bass from Mount Storm have recently been reported for citation certifications; there have been greater than 5 over the last year. An individual recently checked in a Striped Bass from Mount Storm Lake that was 41.5 long, weighing 30.5 pounds! This population is maintained through WVDNR stocking efforts! Trolling minnow and shad patterns (crankbaits, jigs, inline spinners, and stick baits) should prove successful for targeting Walleye and Striped Bass. Lake depth profiles were recently completed on this lake, which should allow the production of maps that will aid anglers in locating lake bottom features, such as points and historic stream channels, for which to target. For detailed information about stream flow, water clarity, and temperature, visit this United States Geological Survey (USGS) page for available stream gauge data: http://waterdata.usgs.gov/wv/nwis/rt or visit our WV DNR Fishing Map at: https://www.mapwv.gov/huntfish/map/?v=fish .


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