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Joe Manchin III, Governor

Frank Jezioro, Director


News Release : June 23, 2006


Hoy Murphy , Public Information Officer (304) 558-3381

Contact: Bret Preston , Wildlife Resources Section (304) 558-2771


Summersville Lake Tailwater Trout Stocking

  In cooperation with the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources, the West Virginia Professional Outfitters Association (WVPRO) stocked 2,000 pounds of trout in the Summersville Dam Tailwater of the Gauley River on June 7. The goal of the stocking is to enhance trout fishing opportunities in the Gauley River.


  Each year WVPRO pays for these trout stockings to compensate for additional days allowed for whitewater rafting flows on the Gauley River . These higher flows result in decreased fishability for anglers. For 16 years, WVPRO has stocked trout in the Gauley River during the fall to enhance fishing opportunities following increased flow releases from Summersville Dam.



Adult Channel Catfish Stocking

  More than 7,000 pounds of adult channel catfish were stocked in 10 small impoundments across the state during the past two weeks, according to Bret Preston, Assistant Chief of Wildlife Resources.


  “The catfish are stocked in these small lakes to provide mid-summer fishing opportunities, especially during this vacation period when folks are looking for some important family time together,” said Preston .


  The majority of catfish ranged from one to two pounds with a few larger fish up to five pounds stocked. The following lakes were stocked: Anawalt, McDowell County; Barboursville, Cabell County; Bear Rocks, Ohio County; Berwind, McDowell County; Castleman Run, Brooke and Ohio counties; Cedar Creek, Gilmer County; Middle Wheeling Creek, Ohio County; North Bend, Ritchie County; Teter Creek, Barbour County; and Tomlinson Run, Hancock County.




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