Where can I go fishing?
There are several spots where you can go fishing: Cacapon State Park Two areas at the park, the lake and reservoir, offer fishing opportunities. The lake is stocked in the spring for trout fishing, but other fish that can be caught are bass, catfish and blue gill. The reservoir is not stocked. Nearby fishing opportunities include the Potomac River and Cacapon River. Anyone under the age of 15 does not need a West Virginia Fishing License but must be accompanied by a licensed adult. Anglers over 15 years of age are required to obtain a fishing license with proper stamps. Short term fishing licenses are sold at Cacapon Lodge. Sleepy Creek Lake Historically this lake provided excellent trophy bass, crappie, and northern pike fishing. The 1979-1994 state record large mouth bass was caught from the lake and several trophy citation bass, crappie, and pike have been reported. Trolling deep-running plugs has been a productive method of landing bass, especially in early spring. Best crappie baits are small jigs and minnows while fly fishing can produce nice stringers of bluegill. Best fishing occurs in standing timber areas and around clumps of aquatic vegetation. Other Places Fishing and boating are found on the Potomac and Cacapon rivers.