The year might be coming to an end, but there’s still plenty of fish to catch in West Virginia. In October, we stocked more than 40,000 pounds of trout in 38 waters around the state. The final trout stocking of the year was Friday, Oct. 29, so make plans to fish a stocked water in the next few weeks!

Each of the following waters were stocked twice during the fall trout stocking period: 

  • Anthony Creek
  • Big Clear Creek
  • Blackwater River
  • Brandywine Lake
  • Buckhannon River
  • Buffalo Fork Lake
  • Cacapon Park Lakes
  • Coopers Rock Lake
  • Cranberry River
  • Elk River
  • Evitts Run
  • Glade Creek of New River
  • Knapps Creek
  • Lost River
  • New Creek Dam No. 14
  • North Branch Potomac River (Jennings Randolph Tailwaters)
  • North Fork South Branch
  • Opequon Creek
  • Pendleton Lake
  • Pinnacle Creek
  • Pond Fork
  • R.D. Bailey Tailwaters
  • Rock Cliff Lake
  • Seneca Lake
  • Shavers Fork (Bemis)
  • Shavers Fork (lower section)
  • Shavers Fork (upper section)
  • South Branch (Franklin)
  • South Branch (Smoke Hole)
  • Spruce Knob Lake
  • Summersville Tailwaters
  • Summit Lake
  • Sutton Tailwaters
  • Teter Creek Lake
  • Tygart Lake Tailwaters
  • Tygart Valley River Headwaters
  • Watoga Lake
  • West Fork Greenbrier River
  • Williams River

Anglers should expect ideal trout fishing conditions to continue for several weeks, especially in larger streams and lakes where the trout have more room to disperse. Stocking dates and locations can be found online at WVdnr.gov.

Don’t forget your fishing license and trout stamp!

All trout anglers 15 and older need a West Virginia fishing license and trout stamp. Buy them today at WVfish.com.