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Disability Services Fishing Sites

Efforts to enhance fishing opportunities for children and physically challenged individuals have resulted in the designation of nine small impoundmentís and two sections of streams to be managed as special fishing areas. These areas offer exceptional potential for fishing success. Trout stockings are provided March through May and the users can enjoy fishing in a more relaxed atmosphere without the concern of competing with others to achieve angling enjoyment.  In addition, there are several accessible fishing piers and stream accesses that can be used by a physically challenged person. Click on one of the Districts above or click here to view a map of the different areas to choose a fishing site.

Regulations

  1. Area is managed under special regulations March through May.
  2. During this period fishing is restricted to handicapped individuals holding a Class Q fishing license and to children 10 years of age or under.
  3. Fishing permitted during daylight hours only.
  4. Creel limit is four (4) trout.
  5. Another person(s) may assist with baiting hooks and removing fish.
Special Class Q Handicap And Children's Areas
Baker Lake - Ohio County 3-acre lake in Bear Rock Lakes WMA. Access by county Route 41/6.
Coonskin Park Pond - Kanawha County 2.7-acre pond on the Coonskin Park, Kanawha County. Access is by state Route 114 and secondary Route 51/2.
Handley Pond - Pocahontas County 5-acre pond on the Handley WMA, Pocahontas County. Access is by secondary routes 17 and 17/1 which intersect U.S. Route 219 at Edray north of Marlinton
Kanawha State Forest Pond - Kanawha County 1-acre pond in Kanawha State Forest. Access by county Route 42 off county Route 23.
Logan County Airport Pond 1-acre pond. Access by county Route 119/8 off state Route 17.
Mash Fork of Camp Creek - Mercer County 100-yard section of Mash Fork in Camp Creek State Park/State Forest at Mash Fork Waterfalls. Access by county Route 19/5 from I-77, exit 20.
Millers Fork Pond - Wayne County 5-acre pond on the Beech Fork WMA in Wayne County. Access is by county Route 22 off county Route 17.
Raleigh County Airport Pond 1-acre pond at the entrance to the Raleigh County Airport. Access is by county Route 9/9 off I-64 at Airport Exit 125-B.
Underwood Lake - Cabell County 1-acre pond in Huntington YMCA property. Access by state Route 2.
Westover Park Pond - Monongalia County 1-acre pond located at the Westover Park just off U.S. Route 19 approximately 1/2 mile east of I-79 Westover exit.
Woodbine Area of the Cranberry River - Nicholas County 300-yard section of the Cranberry River in Nicholas County at the U.S. Forest Service Woodbine Recreation area. Access is by Forest Route 76 from Richwood.


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