West Virginia Catfish Stocking Schedule (2021)

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West Virginia Catfish Stocking Schedule (2021)

West Virginia Catfish Stocking

Updated June 13, 2021

In West Virginia, anglers love their catfish!

Each year, the West Virginia DNR stocks catfish across several dozen lakes. The schedule usually coincides with the end of the ultra-popular trout stocking season.

This usually takes place in late May or early June. The 2021 catfish stocking season officially began in the Mountain State on June 2. Eight lakes received channel catfish stocking that day.

One June 3, nearly two dozen additional sites were stocked.

Last year, the WV DNR planned to stock roughly 6,000 pounds of channel catfish across 41 lakes.

Below, you can find the dates and locations where catfish will be stocked, as well as a breakdown of specific locations by date.

West Virginia Catfish Stocking Locations by District

Channel Catfish
Photo via Ryan Somma/Flickr

The West Virginia DNR breaks stocking locations into six districts. Those districts are spread out geographically across the state.

Below, you will find that lakes in each district that typically receive catfish stocking in West Virginia:

District One

Dunkard Fork Lake
Photo via Brian Powell/Flickr
  • Coopers Rock Lake
  • Pendleton Lake
  • Teter Creek Lake
  • Deegan Lake
  • Tomlinson Run Lake
  • Dunkard Fork Lake
  • Mason Lake
  • Hinkle Lake

District Two

Cacapon State Park Lake
Photo via Deckerme/Flickr
  • South Mill Creek Lake
  • Parker Hollow Lake
  • Edwards Run Pond
  • Cacapon State Park
  • Fort Ashby Lake
  • Poorhouse Lake

District Three

Watoga Lake
Photo via Random Michelle/Flickr
  • Camp Caesar Lake
  • Indian Rock Lake
  • Watoga Lake
  • Big Ditch Lake
  • Handley Pond
  • Seneca Lake
  • Wallback Lake
  • French Creek Pond

District Four

  • Little Beaver State Park
  • Pipestem Lake
  • Plum Orchard Lake
  • Anawalt Lake
  • Berwind Lake
  • Babcock Lake
  • Moncove Lake

District Five

  • Hurricane Lake
  • Lick Creek Pond
  • Laurel Lake
  • Miller Fork Pond
  • Chief Logan State Park
  • Barboursville Lake
  • Coonskin Pond
  • Krodel Lake

District Six

Cedar Creek State Park Lake
Photo via Brian Powell/Wikimedia Commons
  • Conaway Run Lake
  • Mountwood Lake
  • North Bend State Park Pond
  • Cedar Creek State Park

West Virginia Catfish Stocking Dates 2021

The following lakes are being stocked during West Virginia’s catfish season:

June 13

  • Krodel Lake

June 7

  • Cacapon Lake
  • Cedar Creek Lake
  • Charles Fork Lake
  • Conaway Run Lake
  • Deegan Lake
  • Dunkard Fork Lake
  • Edwards Run Pond
  • Fort Ashby Lake
  • French Creek
  • Hinkle Lake
  • Indian Rocks Lake
  • Logan Co. Airport Pond
  • Pennsboro Lake
  • Poorhouse Lake
  • Rockhouse Lake
  • South Mill Creek Lake
  • Tomlinson Run Lake
  • Tracy Lake
  • Wallback Lake

June 4

  • Coopers Rock Lake
  • Curtisville Lake
  • Dents Run Lake
  • Handley Lake
  • Mason Lake
  • Seneca Lake
  • Teter Creek Lake
  • Pendleton Lake
  • Watoga Lake

June 3

  • Anawalt Lake
  • Anderson Lake
  • Barboursville Lake
  • Berwind Lake
  • Big Ditch Lake
  • Brandywine Lake
  • Brushy Fork lake
  • Buffalo Fork Lake
  • Camp Caesar Pond
  • Elk 12
  • Elk 13
  • Elk 14
  • Elk Fork Lake
  • Kimsey Run Lake
  • Little Beaver Lake
  • McClintic Ponds
  • Moncove Lake
  • Mountwood Lake
  • North Bend Lake
  • North Bend State Park Pond
  • Parker Hollow Lake

June 2

  • Chief Logan Lake
  • Coonskin Lake
  • Hurricane Lake
  • Laurel Lake
  • Lick Creek Lake
  • Millers Fork Pond
  • Pipestem Lake
  • Plum Orchard Lake

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