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Welcome to the Fishing News Directory at West Virginia Explorer. Be sure to visit our Fishing Travel Guide for more information about fishing and fishing areas in West Virginia.

Statewide Free Fishing Weekend being celebrated June 12-13

The state's annual youth fishing derby is set for June 12 at Little Beaver State Park near Beckley.
West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice is calling on state residents and guests to grab a fishing pole this Saturday, June 12, and Sunday, June...

W.Va. record muskellunge caught at Burnsville Lake

Chase Gibson, of Mount Clare, caught a 54.0625-inch, 39.64-pound musky at Burnsville Lake, breaking the previous record for length.
A West Virginia angler caught a state record muskellunge on April 30 in Braxton County, according to officials at the W.Va. Division of Natural...

Putnam County angler catches W.Va. record freshwater drum

John Gibson displays the new West Virginia record freshwater drum, taken in the Kanawha River.
A Putnam County angler caught a state record freshwater drum on April 24 in Mason County, the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources has...

W.Va. DNR announces winners of the 2021 Gold Rush Giveaway

The star of the Gold Rush, a golden trout darts through a West Virginia stream.
Officials at the W.Va. Division of Natural Resources today announced the winners of the state's 2021 Gold Rush Giveaway, the annual statewide promotion of...

National Park hosts fishing events for grandparents, children

The National Park Service is hosting a fishing day for grandparents and grandchildren at its Camp Brookside Environmental Education Center.
New River Gorge National Park and Preserve is hosting a series of Grandfamilies Fishing Days in May and June designed for grandparents who are...

W.Va. to stock striped tiger trout statewide in April, May

A W.Va. DNR biologist displays a striped tiger trout.
The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources will stock tiger trout in lakes and streams around the state for the first time in decades,...

W.Va. biologists researching ways to grow bigger bluegill

Bluegill are a favorite lake and pond fish among West Virginia anglers.
There's always a bigger fish, isn't there? That's what fisheries biologists in West Virginia are trying to determine as they research ways the state...

West Virginia DNR to stock nearly 6,000 pounds of catfish

An angler awaits a catch on a West Virginia lake. (Photo courtesy Maggie Smolnicka)
Leading up to the Mountain State's annual free fishing weekend June 13-14, the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources is stocking nearly 6,000 pounds...

Monster fish being caught in monster capital of West Virginia

Far from urban areas, lakes in West Virginia apparently boast more than their share of big fish.
Bigfoot and the Flatwoods Monster aren't the only bizarre creatures being reported at the center of West Virginia in Braxton County. Apparently, the fishing...

West Virginia to waive license requirement for resident anglers

A fly fisherman wades into a stream in West Virginia.
West Virginia Governor Jim Justice has announced that to encourage solitary outdoor activity during the coronavirus outbreak, state residents can enjoy a month of...

Biologists use electrofishing technique to study New River walleye

Biologists recently used the method to study walleye in the New River.
Electrofishing is proving to be an effective way to collect data about walleye, a popular sport fish, the population of which the West Virginia...

DNR using Christmas trees to create, improve fish habitat

Fisheries biologists are using Christmas trees to create fish habitat.
Fisheries biologists with the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources are using old Christmas trees to improve habitat at popular fishing locations around the...

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