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West Virginia Trophy Fish Citation: How to Qualify

Just as its western neighbor hosts the popular Fish Ohio Recognition Program, the Mountain State offers the West Virginia Trophy Fish Citation Program. The purpose of this program is to recognize anglers who have managed to catch a fish of a qualifying species that meets either length or weight criteria. While the Fish Ohio program …

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How to Catch More Bass Using a Spinnerbait in Muddy Water

How to Catch More Bass on a Spinnerbait in Muddy Water Premier Angler correspondent and member of the Marshall University Fishing Team Chase Sansom shares his tips and techniques on how to catch big bass in muddy water. In the video below (which was filmed on East Lynn Lake in West Virginia), Chase shares his …

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West Virginia Trout “Gold Rush” Delayed

A popular trout stocking event in the Mountain State is being postponed as a result of COVID-19 precautions. West Virginia’s trout stocking “Gold Rush” — a week-long initiative that was to see roughly 50,000 golden rainbow trout relocated across more than a dozen fisheries — was one of early Spring’s most highly anticipated events for …

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Another New West Virginia State Fishing Record

Just as Missouri saw a proverbial changing-of-the-guard with its yellow perch state records in early 2020, West Virginia now follows suits. The Mountain State, however, isn’t producing new state record yellow perch. Instead, the “go-to” species for new records is the grass carp. We previously shared the story of the first new grass carp state …

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West Virginia Trout Stocking Schedule (2022)

Trout fishing is one of the most popular outdoor pastimes in West Virginia. This article will keep a running log of West Virginia trout stocking dates, lake, creeks, streams, and information. Update: June 2, 2022 January 11 and 12 lakes adjusted to reflect changes listed on WVDNR website. The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources …

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