Welcome to City-Data.com Forum!
U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > West Virginia
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
 
Old 11-09-2009, 09:27 PM
 
Location: Parkersburg WV
7 posts, read 47,921 times
Reputation: 12

Advertisements

I just moved to Parkersburg and was wondering if anyone here does a little fishing in the area?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 11-09-2009, 11:24 PM
 
Location: West Central Florida
15 posts, read 50,470 times
Reputation: 17
I can throw in my .02 cents worth, I was a lifelong Parkersburg resident that moved to Florida a few years ago. I can tell you , what fishing was like about 5 years ago, There is plenty of bass fishing clubs and you have miles and miles of good bass fishing, from largemouth,smallmouth and what they call the hybrid bass, there are so many small streams in close proximty to P'burg, like Kanawha River, Little Hocking,OH river, Middle Island Creek at St Marys and many more small tributaries, Not counting the Beautiful Ohio River, your best bet would be to find a bass club to join, They have numerous Bass tournaments at several sites within a few miles, One nationally known Bass Tournament is The St Marys Open, it was held in June of each year, I don't know now if they still hold it or not! You can join in the fun, even if you didn't own a bass boat by going as a buddy! Hope this helps! Yes, even with the good fishing in Florida, I still miss my WV bass fishing! And Hunting!
PS: I know you didn't specify bass fishing, so I will throw in a little knowledge about other good fishing such as catfish, musky, Crappie, Sunfish [specks here] and you can even shoot a carp or two with a bow!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 11-09-2009, 11:46 PM
 
Location: Parkersburg WV
7 posts, read 47,921 times
Reputation: 12
Quote:
Originally Posted by stan View Post
I can throw in my .02 cents worth, I was a lifelong Parkersburg resident that moved to Florida a few years ago. I can tell you , what fishing was like about 5 years ago, There is plenty of bass fishing clubs and you have miles and miles of good bass fishing, from largemouth,smallmouth and what they call the hybrid bass, there are so many small streams in close proximty to P'burg, like Kanawha River, Little Hocking,OH river, Middle Island Creek at St Marys and many more small tributaries, Not counting the Beautiful Ohio River, your best bet would be to find a bass club to join, They have numerous Bass tournaments at several sites within a few miles, One nationally known Bass Tournament is The St Marys Open, it was held in June of each year, I don't know now if they still hold it or not! You can join in the fun, even if you didn't own a bass boat by going as a buddy! Hope this helps! Yes, even with the good fishing in Florida, I still miss my WV bass fishing! And Hunting!
PS: I know you didn't specify bass fishing, so I will throw in a little knowledge about other good fishing such as catfish, musky, Crappie, Sunfish [specks here] and you can even shoot a carp or two with a bow!
Thanks! I am going to try and get hooked up with some tourny fisherman. I actually switch it up and fish for a little of everything.......at least I did in Minnesota.

I am interested in the other species too.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 11-10-2009, 12:07 AM
 
Location: nunya
566 posts, read 1,573,287 times
Reputation: 240
I caught the largest hybrid I've seen in this area at Belleville Dam, not on the silly fishing deck, but down on the rip-rap. Used a white Mr. Twister, tipped with a Chicken McNugget (found in a McD's bag with some critter in it). No doubt a citation size, but I released him, as always. The fishing deck is 20 feet or so off the water, so landing anything large is a roll of the dice, hooking them isn't the problem. There's also Willow Island Dam, but a hydro plant will start construction sometime in the future, Belleville already has one, hence the silly fishing decks.

Crappie in the Spring around brush cover, Musky year round, mostly in the Little Kanawha and Hughes, along with Bass, etc. Mountwood gets trout stocking and had a state record Musky a few years ago, Turkey Run in Ravenswood also gets trout.

You can catch very large catfish in the Ohio, and using ultralight gear (4lb test) for carp is a lot of fun. Have hooked Musky in the Ohio as well.

Our last outing up the Hughes, two boats, we hooked at least one of every species.

Sometimes at night we motor upriver to the dock piers at the AMP power station and get hybrids under the lights, if they aren't there, we harass the gar.

Hard to beat the Elk river though for Smallmouth.

Just north of Belmont on Route 2 there's a backwater spot (forget the name right now) with a small boat ramp, good fishing at times there. And it's legal to fish any tributary in Ohio, "up to the first dam or riffle".

Even though a report last week tagged the Ohio as the top polluted river in the US, the fishing is better now than it was 20 years ago. The DNR stocked paddlefish at one time, not sure how that worked out.

Good Luck!

Last edited by Two-Rivers; 11-10-2009 at 12:09 AM.. Reason: editing
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 11-10-2009, 10:45 AM
 
Location: Parkersburg WV
7 posts, read 47,921 times
Reputation: 12
Quote:
Originally Posted by Two-Rivers View Post
I caught the largest hybrid I've seen in this area at Belleville Dam, not on the silly fishing deck, but down on the rip-rap. Used a white Mr. Twister, tipped with a Chicken McNugget (found in a McD's bag with some critter in it). No doubt a citation size, but I released him, as always. The fishing deck is 20 feet or so off the water, so landing anything large is a roll of the dice, hooking them isn't the problem. There's also Willow Island Dam, but a hydro plant will start construction sometime in the future, Belleville already has one, hence the silly fishing decks.

Crappie in the Spring around brush cover, Musky year round, mostly in the Little Kanawha and Hughes, along with Bass, etc. Mountwood gets trout stocking and had a state record Musky a few years ago, Turkey Run in Ravenswood also gets trout.

You can catch very large catfish in the Ohio, and using ultralight gear (4lb test) for carp is a lot of fun. Have hooked Musky in the Ohio as well.

Our last outing up the Hughes, two boats, we hooked at least one of every species.

Sometimes at night we motor upriver to the dock piers at the AMP power station and get hybrids under the lights, if they aren't there, we harass the gar.

Hard to beat the Elk river though for Smallmouth.

Just north of Belmont on Route 2 there's a backwater spot (forget the name right now) with a small boat ramp, good fishing at times there. And it's legal to fish any tributary in Ohio, "up to the first dam or riffle".

Even though a report last week tagged the Ohio as the top polluted river in the US, the fishing is better now than it was 20 years ago. The DNR stocked paddlefish at one time, not sure how that worked out.

Good Luck!
Thanks for the great input. This will be a good start!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 11-11-2009, 07:21 PM
 
Location: nunya
566 posts, read 1,573,287 times
Reputation: 240
You're welcome, and good luck!

Someone landed a 53" musky a couple of weeks ago.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 02-20-2010, 10:39 AM
 
26 posts, read 49,319 times
Reputation: 21
I know that this is an old thread and that the OP already knows by now barring a coma. But I felt the need to post this for anyone who is planning a visit: Fishing is still great in and around the Mid-Ohio Valley. But you should know that the majority of lifelong residents here do NOT die of old age. Pollution is in the air, the ground, and the water. Catch all of the fish you like - just do not eat them!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 05-07-2011, 09:07 AM
 
1 posts, read 11,181 times
Reputation: 10
crabman s tackle and bait at [email]rlongman2001@yahoo.com[/email] looking for info on catfish touraments for the year 2011 please email me all going on this years or call bait store at 3048693311 thanks every one and go fishing and take a kid thanks again good luck
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 05-13-2011, 08:27 AM
 
Location: nunya
566 posts, read 1,573,287 times
Reputation: 240
What's a fishing post without a new state record? 47.5 pounds, 47.16 inches

IT'S A BRUISER - WV Record Bass Caught At Bluestone




TROPHY SAUGEYE CAUGHT IN LITTLE KANAWHA
Trophy sized Saugeye



48-YEAR STATE MUSKY RECORD BROKEN - Weston Man Caught The Big Guy

48-YEAR STATE MUSKY RECORD BROKEN - Weston Man Caught The Big Guy

52.7 inch, 38.5 pounds




Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:



Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > West Virginia
Similar Threads

All times are GMT -6.

© 2005-2024, Advameg, Inc. · Please obey Forum Rules · Terms of Use and Privacy Policy · Bug Bounty

City-Data.com - Contact Us - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37 - Top