Fishing is one of the most popular outdoor sports pursued in West Virginia. Young West Virginians learn early the art of the cast, and by their teens they are adept at hunting trout in clear mountain streams and coaxing bass from its lakes and rivers. But there are many miles of stream and plenty of fishing holes to be angled.
Bait and tackle shops exist in almost every county in West Virginia, and fishing camps, for rent or sale, may be found on almost every stream.
Fishing in the Mountain State is notably accommodated by its wealth of well-watered fisheries. Its streams do not grow sluggish in late summer. Though small streams may dry to a trickle, hundreds of larger 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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