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Fishing

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.

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...

Governor announces expansion of Gold Rush trout program

The star of the Gold Rush, a golden trout darts through a West Virginia stream.
Governor Jim Justice announced today that the West Virginia Gold Rush trout program will return bigger and better than ever March 27-April 4 and...

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...

Trout stocking provides opportunity for year-round fishing

A trout-stocking truck follows a stream into the Allegheny highlands in West Virginia.
Thanks to West Virginia's year-round trout stocking program, fishing opportunities abound across the state, and officials are looking toward a new employment program to...

Two West Virginia record fish caught so far in January

Justin Conner of Culloden caught a 49.84-inch, 58.38-pound blue catfish on the Ohio River in Mason County.
Two West Virginia record fish have been caught so far this January. Length records for grass carp and blue catfish were broken by two...

Reedsville man catches state record chain pickerel

Matt Born displays the state record chain pickerel taken in 2019 at Upper Deckers Creek Lake.
A West Virginia man caught a 27.87-inch, four-pound chain pickerel on Oct. 13 at Upper Deckers Lake near Reedsville, West Virginia, in Preston County—a...

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