Bath County Fishing Sites

Aside from trout and bass fishing found right here in the Cowpasture River, there are several lake fishing opportunities in the area.

Lake Moomaw
Lake Moomaw, west of Warm Springs, is home to many species of fish including largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, bluegill, catfish, brook trout, brown trout, rainbow trout, pickerel, pike, bream, and crappie. Bass must be at least 12 inches long, trout at least 16 inches long. Lake Moomaw is about a 30 minute drive from Fort Lewis Lodge.

Douthat Lake
This 50-acre lake is a fee-fishing lake that is stocked twice a week during the fee season, April – June 15 and Sept 15- Oct 31 with rainbow, brown and brook trout. A 3-mile stretch of Wilson Creek is a special trout fishing area for children. In addition to trout, the lake also has very good largemouth bass fishing, sunfish, black crappie and channel catfish.

Douthat State Park is highly regarded hiking and mountain biking destination.

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One Response to Bath County Fishing Sites

  1. Marc Z says:

    Fishing is always a great option for guests to take in the outdoors, as well as just relax. Both of these lakes sound like they offer great fishing; Douthat’s Wilson Creek is especially attractive due to it’s fishing area for children…and maybe some beginners I imagine. Do you have to get fishing permits in Virginia?
    Love the article. My name is Marc, and aside from being a hobby fisherman, I also work for Bescover — where we love all things B&B! It’s truly a privilege being a part of your online community.

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