Weekend trout stockings return to WV State Parks this spring

Fishing is one of the most popular outdoor activities in the Mountain State, and West Virginia’s state parks and forests are some of the best places to reel in a big catch. This spring, they’ll be even better thanks to the return of announced weekend trout stockings.

While getting a fish to bite requires some skill and a little luck, casting a line in stocked waters gives anglers a better chance to catch a fish. By announcing each location in advance, the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources wants to give families plenty of time to plan a weekend fishing trip to their favorite park or forest.

Weekend Trout Stockings

Whether you like fishing from the shores of a lake or wading out into a trout stream, there’s a stocking location everyone can enjoy. Dates in bold are part of the special Gold Rush Week stockings during the week of April 1-6.

Plan a fishing trip today!

Before you pack up your rods and reels and take the family out for a weekend of fishing fun, make sure you have a valid fishing license. They can be purchased online at wvfish.comat a license agent around the state or by calling the DNR Licensing Unit at 304-558-2758. Kids 14 and younger don’t need one and can fish for free. Kids 15-17 must have a junior fishing license.

And don’t forget to share your fishing adventures with us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram by using the hashtag #wvfish.

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