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How to practice physical distancing while fishing at a public lake or stream

As you get out this spring to go fishing at a state park lake or your favorite trout stream, we want to remind you to be safe and practice health guidelines that help prevent spreading the COVID-19 virus.

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Education Fishing

3 ways to introduce your kids to fishing without having to leave your house

If you love fishing and have an internet connection, you have everything you need to introduce your kids to your favorite hobby.

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Education Fishing

Rainbow vs golden rainbow trout. What’s the difference?

Golden rainbows and rainbow trout might be the most popular fish in all of West Virginia, but have you ever wondered what makes them different?

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Gov. Justice expands popular Gold Rush stocking program for 2020

The West Virginia Gold Rush is back this spring bigger and better than ever and will now include an additional weekend of stockings and a new contest. Gold Rush will now start on March 27 and run through April 4. Each day, we’ll be stocking golden rainbow trout in more than 60 lakes and streams […]

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WVDNR uses electrofishing technique to study walleye population

In an effort to improve and diversify fishing opportunities in the Mountain State, the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources has been managing New River walleye populations since the 2000s. Those management efforts are paying off and the Eastern Highlands walleye, also known as the New River walleye, is thriving in lakes and rivers around […]