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Fishing: Plum Orchard Lake

Plum Orchard Lake

Considered one of the best Bluegill holes in the Eastern U.S., Plum Orchard Lake impounds 202 acres and provides 6.5 miles of shore line, with a maximum depth of 40 feet. This popular New River Gorge area fishing lake has good populations of sunfish, large mouth bass, channel catfish and crappie. The lake's water conditions are usually clear, and nighttime angling is successful. Three boat launching ramps are located on the lake. Boat motors may be of unlimited horse power in the unrestricted portion of the lake, but in the restricted part of the fishing area, only electric motors are allowed. Fishing with minnows is prohibited.


From I-77: From the Pax (Exit 54) off the West Virginia Turnpike (Interstate 77), take County Rt. 23  to Plum Orchard Lake.

From Mount Hope: Take WV-27 to Pax, then take County Rt. 23 to Plum Orchard Lake.

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