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Lakes

Webster County
Big Ditch Lake

 
  Lake  Big Ditch Lake 

  Acres  55 

  Directions  Big Ditch Lake is a 55-acre impoundment located 1 mile west of Cowen in Webster County. The lake is part of the 380-acre Big Ditch Wildlife Management Area and is accessible from WV Route 20. 

  Description  The lake was built in 1969 with a maximum depth of 16 feet and an average depth of 5 feet. The lake is usually clear; however, summer growth of aquatic weeds can be a nuisance to shoreline anglers. Picnic facilities, foot trails, pit toilets, drinking water, and boat launching facilities are available. Electric motors only are allowed. Camping and the use of live minnows for bait are prohibited. 

  Fishery  Big Ditch Lake provides a warmwater fishery for largemouth bass, tiger musky, black crappie, bluegill, green sunfish, channel catfish, and carp. Growth of bass, crappie, and bluegill is fair and the lake provides good catches of these species. Growth and catches of channel catfish have been excellent. Six artificial fish attractors have been placed in the lake and are marked for fisherman use. 

  National Forest  National Forest Stamp is not required 

  Boating  Electric motors only 

  Camping  No camping allowed 

  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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