Trout stocking 2022 underway on West Virginia streams

Trout stocking 2022 underway on West Virginia streams
A trout-stocking truck follows a stream into the highlands in West Virginia. (Photo: W.Va. Dept. of Commerce.)

Trout stocking has commenced for the spring 2022 season in West Virginia, and 60 sections of stream have so far been stocked, according to the W.Va. Division of Natural Resources.


Stockings will increase in February and continue through spring. Updates on stocking are posted online at .

While fishing for trout in West Virginia, all anglers who are 15 years old and older are required to have a West Virginia fishing license, a trout stamp, and a valid form of identification.

To learn more about West Virginia’s fishing regulations, visit To purchase a fishing license and trout stamps, visit .


Week of January 3, 2022

  • Chief Logan Pond
  • Curtisville Lake
  • Gandy Creek
  • Greenbrier River (Marlinton section)
  • Huey Lake
  • James P Bailey Lake
  • Larenim Park Lake
  • Laurel Fork (Randolph)
  • New Creek
  • North Fork Patterson Creek
  • North Fork South Branch
  • Pennsboro Reservoir
  • Shavers Fork (upper)
  • South Branch (Franklin)
  • Spruce Knob Lake
  • Tracy Lake

Week of January 10, 2022

  • Anthony Creek
  • Barboursville Lake
  • Bullskin Run
  • Cacapon Park Lake
  • Cedar Creek Lake
  • Chief Cornstalk Lake
  • Deegan Lake
  • Elk River
  • Elk River (C&R)
  • Evitts Run
  • Fitzpatrick Lake
  • Hinkle Lake
  • Howards Creek
  • Hurricane Reservoir
  • Knapps Creek
  • Krodel Lake
  • Laurel Fork Lake
  • Lick Creek Pond
  • Little Beaver Lake
  • Middle Creek (Berkeley)
  • Miletree Lake
  • Mill Creek (Berkeley)
  • Mountwood Park Lake
  • North Bend Tailwaters
  • Opequon Creek
  • Pendleton Lake
  • Rocky Marsh Run
  • Thomas Park Lake
  • Turkey Run Lake
  • Watoga Lake
  • Wayne Dam

Week of January 10, 2022

  • Kings Creek
  • Tomlinson Run
  • Tomlinson Run Lake
  • Week of Jan. 24:
  • Conaway Run Lake
  • Lost River
  • Middle Wheeling Creek (delayed harvest)
  • North Fork Fishing Creek
  • Rollins Lake
  • South Branch (Catch & Release)
  • South Branch (Smoke Hole)
  • South Fork Fishing Creek
  • Trout Run
  • Waites Run

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