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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.

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...

Hot, dry weather will not delay W.Va. trout stocking

An angler cast for trout in the West Virginia highlands.
Despite hot, dry weather, fall trout stocking in West Virginia will run as scheduled during the weeks of Oct. 21 and 28, according to...

Statewide meetings will discuss trout management

An angler in West Virginia shows off his catch, a rainbow trout.
The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources will hold six public meetings with anglers and the general public in late September and October to...

DNR makes special trout stocking at Summersville Lake tailwater

Gauley River in Gauley River National Recreation Area, New River Gorge Region
Just in time for free fishing weekend June 8 and 9, the W.Va. Division of Natural Resources—in cooperation with the West Virginia Professional River...

West Virginia governor announces new trout-stocking pattern

Joe Wood stocks trout in Buffalo Creek near Clay in Clay County,
Governor Jim Justice has announced that the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources has implemented a new trout-stocking method designed to enhance fishing. Rather than...

W.Va. governor launches annual golden trout stocking program

A youth watches golden trout swim at a West Virginia wildlife exhibit.
West Virginia Governor Jim Justice and representatives from the state Division of Natural Resources today launched the West Virginia Gold Rush — the Mountain...

W.Va. promotes spring trout-stocking schedule

A father and daughter enjoy family fishing trip in West Virginia. Photo courtesy W.Va. Dept. of Commerce.
In an effort to encourage families and new anglers to enjoy fishing during the spring 2019 season, the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources...

W.Va. to host statewide public hunting, fishing meetings

A hunter calls a gobbler during spring turkey season in West Virginia.
The W.Va. Division of Natural Resources will hold 12 public meetings across the state on proposed hunting, trapping, and fishing regulations March 11-12 from...

State record yellow perch caught on Summersville Lake

Clinton Mills of Ravenswood, West Virginia, with his state record yellow perch.
A state record yellow perch was caught by Clinton Mills, of Ravenswood, West Virginia, on Feb. 24, 2018, according to a news release from...

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