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.

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...

The Jug among more peculiar W.Va. geographic features

Aerial image of the Jug
Long before I'd seen it, I'd become fascinated by the idea of visiting "The Jug" on Middle Island Creek, one of the more peculiar...

Invasive snakehead fish dumped in Berkeley County stream

Invasive Northern Snakehead dumped in Opequon Creek according to state, federal officials.
The W.Va. Division of Natural Resources and U.S. Geological Survey have confirmed that a northern snakehead fish was killed in another body of water...

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...

DNR seeks big bucks and trophy fish for display

A family visits the National Hunting and Fishing Day display in West Virginia.
The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources is asking hunters and anglers to enter showcase pieces for its big buck and trophy fish display...

W.Va. DNR publishes Friday and Saturday trout stockings

Friday and Saturday trout stockings will begin March 2 in waters within and near selected West Virginia state parks.
In an effort to encourage families and new anglers to enjoy fishing this spring, the W.Va. Division of Natural Resources is publishing the locations...

DNR: autumn trout stocking pushed back to help spawn

Trout being stocked in WV State Parks
The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources will stock 26 streams and 11 lakes in the Mountain State with trout during the weeks of...

Trout stocking underway for 2019 in West Virginia

Campbell Falls at Camp Creek State Park, Mercer County, Bluestone Region
West Virginia’s 2019 trout-stocking season is underway. Through May 31, the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources will stock lakes and streams around the...

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,...

Free fishing weekend (June 7-8) to boost travel

This weekend (June 7-8) is free fishing weekend in West Virginia -- that time of year when anglers can fish without a license and...

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...

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