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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.

Conaway stocking suspended until dam repairs are completed

Conaway Run Lake forms behind an inpoundment in the Conaway Run Lake Wildlife Management Area.
Trout stocking at Conaway Run Lake in Tyler County has been suspended until repair work to the dam is completed, the Division of Natural...

W.Va. announces return of trout stockings, new fishing regulations

An angler casts into a trout stream. Trout fishing is perennially popular across West Virginia.
SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va.—West Virginia has announced the publication of updated 2023-2024 fishing regulations and the return of trout stockings to lakes and streams around...

West Virginia to stock upper Elk River in pilot winter trout...

WEBSTER SPRINGS, W.Va. — The W.Va. Division of Natural Resources will stock trout on the upper Elk River and its back fork in November...

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 Trout Stocking Schedules: March 6-10, 2023

West Virginia Explorer Magazine publishes an updated list of waters stocked by the W.Va. Division of Natural Resources as the division publishes announcements. Trout Stocking...

North Bend offers kayak, rappel, mtn.-bike courses June 10

Encouraging visitors to try new outdoor activities, rangers at North Bend State Park this weekend are offering introductory courses in kayaking, rappelling, mountain biking. Park...

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...

W.Va.'s largest hunting-fishing show set for Sept. 22-23

A youth learns to cast at Stonewall Resort State Park. Photo courtesy W.Va. Dept. of Commerce.
Outdoor enthusiasts are invited to Stonewall Resort State Park in Lewis County for West Virginia’s Celebration of National Hunting and Fishing Day Sept. 22-23,...

New hand-fishing season opens June 15 in W.Va.

Catfish may be taken by hand in W.Va.
A new West Virginia "noodling" or hand-fishing season launches June 15, according to the state Division of Natural Resources. A law passed during the 2018...

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...

W.Va. reports 19% increase in number of stocked trout in 2023

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Thanks to its investment in hatcheries, the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources stocked nearly 130,000 more trout in 2023 than...

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...

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