WVDNR Conducts Catchable Channel Catfish Stockings
The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources recently completed
stocking of more than 2,600 catchable-size channel catfish, according
to DNR Director Frank Jezioro. Stockings were conducted at 13 lakes
throughout the state. Lakes stocked were: Bear Rocks (Ohio Co.);
Castleman Run (Ohio Co.); Tomlinson Run (Hancock Co.); French Creek
(Upshur Co.); Wallback (Clay Co.); Anawalt (McDowell Co.); Berwind
(McDowell Co.); Barboursville (Cabell Co.); Laurel (Mingo Co.); and
Cedar Creek (Gilmer Co.).
In addition, tagged
catfish were stocked in lakes at North Bend State Park (Ritchie Co.),
Pipestem State Park (Summers Co.) and Chief Logan State Park (Logan
Anglers who catch a tagged fish are
asked to return the tag along with information on the date of capture,
if the fish was kept or released, and the name and address of the
angler to WVDNR, 2311 Ohio Ave, Parkersburg, WV 26101. Anglers can also
call in the information (304-420-4550) or provide the information via
During the week of June 2, additional catchable-size catfish are being
stocked into lakes at the Cacapon State Park, Watoga State Park, and
Blackwater Falls State Park, as well as North Bend, Pipestem, and Chief
Logan state parks. These stockings will coincide with West Virginia
Free Fishing Days (June 7-8).
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