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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...

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...


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