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Roane County
Charles Fork Lake

 
  Lake  Charles Fork Lake 

  Acres  70 

  Directions  Charles Fork Lake is a 70-acre impoundment located in Roane County approximately 2 miles southeast of Spencer. It is accessible from WV Route 36 via County Route 36/2. 

  Description  This lake was built in 1974 with maximum depth of 62 feet and an average depth of 27 feet. A concrete boat ramp, handicap-accessible fishing deck and bathroom, and floating boat dock are available. A trail surrounding most of the lake provides bank fishing access. Electric motors only are allowed and the use of live minnows as bait is prohibited. 

  Fishery  Charles Fork Lake provides warmwater fishing for largemouth bass, sunfish, channel catfish, and tiger musky. Tiger musky generally obtain the 28 minimum size within 3-4 years and are considered one of the premier freshwater game fish by many sportsmen. Tackle used by musky fishermen includes large plugs, spoons, and spinners. Trolling the lake shoreline at depths between 3-12 feet is a successful musky fishing method. 

  National Forest  National Forest Stamp is not required 

  Boating  Electric motors only 

  Camping  Camping permit required from area manager 

  Spring Trout  Not stocked with trout 

  Fall Trout  Does not receive Fall trout stocking 

  Live Minnows  Live minnows may not be used as bait 

  Night Fishing  Night fishing is allowed 

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