Fishing is one of the most popular outdoor sports endeavors enjoyed in West Virginia. Young West Virginians learn early the art of casting, and by their teens are adept at hunting out trout in clear mountain streams — despite which there are plenty of fishing holes to be angled. Bait and tackle shops exist in almost every county, and camps, for rent or sale, may be found on almost every stream.
Fishing in West Virginia is notably accommodated by its wealth of well-watered fisheries. Unlike rivers in many other southern U.S. states, West Virginia streams do not grow sluggish in late summer. The small streams my dry to a trickle, thousands of fishing streams remain productive year-round.
- Favorite Fish Species
- Fishing Guides & Outfitters
- Bait & Tackle Shops
- Trout Stocking Lakes & Ponds
- Trout Stocking Rivers & Streams
- West Virginia Fishing Magazine
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