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Frank Jezioro, Director


News Release : June 8, 2007


Hoy Murphy , Public Information Officer (304) 558-3381
Bret Preston, Asst. Chief, Wildlife Resources Section (304) 558-2771

Adult Channel Catfish Stocking for Free Fishing Weekend June 9-10

To help celebrate the 18 th annual Free Fishing Weekend, the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources has stocked 15 small impoundments with 5,800 lbs of adult farm-raised catfish, according to Bret Preston, Assistant Chief of Wildlife Resources.

“Catfish provide excellent mid-summer fishing opportunities. These lakes are also stocked with fingerling channel catfish so there should be plenty of opportunity to land a catfish,” said Preston. Free fishing weekend is June 9-10 and residents and nonresidents can fish in West Virginia without a license.

  • Bear Rocks Lake, Ohio County
  • Cacapon Lake, Morgan County
  • Castleman Run Lake, Brooke County
  • Cedar Creek Park Pond, Gilmer
  • Chief Logan State Park Lake, Logan County
  • Coonskin Park Pond, Kanawha County
  • Coopers Rock Lake, Monongalia County
  • French Creek Pond, Upshur County
  • Laurel Lake, Mingo County
  • North Bend State Park Pond, Ritchie County
  • Pipestem State Park Lake, Summers County
  • Teter Creek Lake, Barbour County
  • Tomlinson Run Lake, Hancock County
  • Tygart Backwaters Lake, Randolph County
  • Wallback Lake , Clay County


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