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Sport Fish Of West Virginia

This information was designed to serve as a guide to the identification of sport fishes commonly caught by West Virginia anglers. The state contains more than 150 species of fish. Many are members of the minnow and darter families and are not normally encountered by anglers. This guide describes 35 species of fish. Information on all fish found within the Mountain State can be found in “Fishes of West Virginia” available through the Division of Natural Resources, Wildlife Diversity program.
Color Image Species Identification
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Sport fish thumbnail image.

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Color images courtesy of
Duane Raver / US Fish & Wildlife Service
and Tracy Lee



Anatomical Features Identification

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Thumbnail image of anatomical bass line drawing.
Bass

Thumbnail image of anatomical catfish line drawing.
Catfish

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