20 02, 2020

Heavy Stocking Arriving on West Virginia’s Blackwater River

2020-05-08T12:26:49-07:00

By: Chris Shaffer It’s no secret that the Blackwater River is one of West Virginia’s most treasured trout fisheries. Located roughly an hour from Elkins this well-known river is inches from Davis and Blackwater Falls and receives heavy stocking to the beat of roughly 20,000 fish each year. Trout plants are well underway and more [...]

Heavy Stocking Arriving on West Virginia’s Blackwater River2020-05-08T12:26:49-07:00
6 02, 2020

West Virginia Ramping Up Trout Stocking

2020-05-08T12:27:28-07:00

By: Chris Shaffer While trout stocking beings in January in West Virginia it’s February that marks the start of larger trout plants. The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources has already been releasing trout into the state’s rivers, creeks, lakes and ponds and almost a million more are coming this year. We called Jim Hedrick, [...]

West Virginia Ramping Up Trout Stocking2020-05-08T12:27:28-07:00
23 05, 2019

West Virginia Stuffed with Trout for the Holiday

2019-10-31T08:54:23-07:00

By: Chris Shaffer Trout season is about to screech to a halt in West Virginia. On the heels of five months of aggressive trout stocking the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources is about to take their foot off the gas as lakes, rivers and streams begin to warm. Fortunately, there's still time to cash [...]

West Virginia Stuffed with Trout for the Holiday2019-10-31T08:54:23-07:00
9 05, 2016

Trout Fishing Close to Morgantown: Coopers Rock Lake

2019-10-31T08:52:39-07:00

By: Chris Shaffer Northern West Virginia doesn’t boast the same grand trout fisheries the central and southern portion of the state do. Meanwhile, there are a few season fisheries that draw large crowds and enable anglers to trout fish close to home. They aren’t destinations, perhaps opportunities for anglers to catch a limit without having [...]

Trout Fishing Close to Morgantown: Coopers Rock Lake2019-10-31T08:52:39-07:00
17 04, 2016

West Virginia’s Shavers Fork Getting Trout Weekly

2019-10-31T08:52:38-07:00

By: Chris Shaffer A group of five of us had worked our way from the bottom of the tiny town of Bemis up to the bridge and made hundreds of casts into countess holes on Shavers Fork only to catch three rainbows in roughly an hour. Sitting on a porch of a small waterfront cabin [...]

West Virginia’s Shavers Fork Getting Trout Weekly2019-10-31T08:52:38-07:00
12 04, 2016

West Virginia’s Potomac River Golden Rainbows on the Chew

2019-10-31T08:52:38-07:00

By: Chris Shaffer We had no plans of fishing the North Fork of the South Branch of the Potomac River. Meanwhile, paralleling the system on the way to the South Branch of the Potomac we couldn’t resist making a cast. On the other hand, even on a Wednesday fishing pressure was high. We struggled to [...]

West Virginia’s Potomac River Golden Rainbows on the Chew2019-10-31T08:52:38-07:00
30 03, 2016

West Fork Greenbrier River Loaded with West Virginia Brook Trout

2019-10-31T08:52:35-07:00

By: Chris Shaffer Having driven 20 minutes on a curvy, not so well traveled road and another 30 minutes on a dirt road through the hills of West Virginia we were surprised to see dozens of cars parked alongside the West Fork of the Greenbrier River. In fact, it was so crowded we struggled to [...]

West Fork Greenbrier River Loaded with West Virginia Brook Trout2019-10-31T08:52:35-07:00
22 03, 2016

West Virginia’s Elk River Stocked Weekly With Trout

2019-10-31T08:52:35-07:00

By: Chris Shaffer The greater Elkins area is surrounded by some of the best trout streams in the eastern US. While there’s an endless amount of options when we return to West Virginia trout fishing the Elk River remains high on our list. Remote, pristine and heavily stocked, the Elk is a must fish for [...]

West Virginia’s Elk River Stocked Weekly With Trout2019-10-31T08:52:35-07:00