Pond & Lake Fishing

A day fishing on the ponds & lakes of Upshur County will put you in a relaxed state of mind. Take your boat on the waters for a day of fishing, or walk along the banks of a pond – either way, enjoy the fresh air and cast your line.

French Creek Pond: Make this a perfect family outing. Located directly beside the Wildlife Center, the pond and property spans across 2 acres with picnic facilities are available‚Ä®. Bluegill, green sunfish, largemouth bass, and channel catfish provide fair fishing through the summer months. French Creek Pond is stocked with trout once February and bi-weekly March through May.
Directions: 11 miles south of Buckhannon on Route 20 South. This pond is part of the 329-acres of the West Virginia State Wildlife Center.

Stonecoal Lake (Wildlife Management Area): Stonecoal Lake property encompasses 2,985 total acres of forests and hunting opportunities. The lake is 550 acres full of largemouth & smallmouth bass, bluegill, channel catfish, crappie, muskellunge, trout and walleye. Two boat ramps are accessible for use. Click here for a great description of the property.