40,700 pounds of trout stocked in 38 waters throughout West Virginia

SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.VA. — Over the last two weeks, more than 40,000 pounds of trout were stocked in 38 waters throughout West Virginia. The final trout stocking of the year took place on Friday, Oct. 29.

Each of the following waters were stocked twice during the fall trout stocking period:
•Anthony Creek
•Big Clear Creek
•Blackwater River
•Brandywine Lake
•Buckhannon River
•Buffalo Fork Lake
•Cacapon Park Lakes
•Coopers Rock Lake
•Cranberry River
•Elk River
•Evitts Run
•Glade Creek of New River
•Knapps Creek
•Lost River
•New Creek Dam No. 14
•North Branch Potomac River (Jennings Randolph Tailwaters)
•North Fork South Branch
•Opequon Creek
•Pendleton Lake
•Pinnacle Creek
•Pond Fork
•R.D. Bailey Tailwaters
•Rock Cliff Lake
•Seneca Lake
•Shavers Fork (Bemis)
•Shavers Fork (lower section)
•Shavers Fork (upper section)
•South Branch (Franklin)
•South Branch (Smoke Hole)
•Spruce Knob Lake
•Summersville Tailwaters
•Summit Lake
•Sutton Tailwaters
•Teter Creek Lake
•Tygart Lake Tailwaters
•Tygart Valley River Headwaters
•Watoga Lake
•West Fork Greenbrier River
•Williams River

Anglers should expect ideal trout fishing conditions to continue for several weeks, especially in larger streams and lakes where the trout have more room to disperse. Stocking dates and locations can be found online at WVdnr.gov.

While fishing for trout in West Virginia, all anglers 15 and older are required to have a West Virginia fishing license, trout stamp and valid form of identification. To learn more about West Virginia’s fishing regulations, visit WVdnr.gov. To purchase a fishing license and trout stamps, visit WVfish.com.