Lake Moomaw - Regulations


Two trout per day with a minimum size limit of 16 inches. Anglers are cautioned to handle undersized trout with care to avoid delayed mortality.
Neither a trout license nor National Forest Stamp is required.

Black bass

Five bass in aggregate can be creeled daily. Bass under 12 inches long must be released immediately.

Yellow Perch

No size limit, 10 fish per day daily creel limit.

Black Crappie and Rock bass

There is no size limit on black crappie and rock bass at Lake Moomaw, but only 25 per angler may be taken daily of each species.


There is no size limit for bluegill, redear sunfish, redbreast sunfish, and pumpkinseed. However, only 50 in aggregate may be creeled daily per angler.


There is no size limit for either channel catfish or yellow bullhead. Anglers may take 20 of each species per day.

Chain pickerel

There is no size limit for chain pickerel and 5 may be taken daily.

Boat Motors

Unlimited horsepower: there are no boat motor restrictions for Lake Moomaw.

Lake weight records through 2004 (year caught)

Brown trout 12 lb. 4 oz. (2004)
Rainbow trout 12 lb. 11 oz. (1991)
Brook trout 5 lbs. 10 oz. (1992)
Smallmouth bass 7 lbs. 2 oz. (1994)
Largemouth bass 10 lbs. 0 oz. (1994)
Black crappie 3 lbs. 15 oz. (1994)
Channel catfish 23 lbs. 15 oz. (1995)
Chain pickerel 6 lbs. 6 oz. (1984)
Rock bass 2 lbs. 2 oz. (1989)
Sunfish 2 lbs. 8 oz. (1984)
Yellow perch 2 lbs. 7 oz. (1999) * State record