West Virginia’s fall trout stocking season will start Oct. 19 and we’re giving anglers and their families more opportunities to enjoy a fishing trip by adding two new state park lakes to the stocking schedule and announcing dates for four other stockings.

During the two-week season, fisheries staff will stock trout in 40 lakes and streams around the state, including Pendleton Lake at Blackwater Falls State Park and Pipestem Lake at Pipestem Resort State Park. Cacapon Lake, Coopers Rock Lake, Seneca Lake and Watoga Lake will be stocked on Oct. 24. Plan your fishing trip today!

Buy your fishing license and trout stamp today

While fishing for trout, all anglers 15 and older are required to have a West Virginia fishing license, trout stamp and valid form of identification. To learn more about West Virginia’s fishing regulations, visit www.wvdnr.gov. To purchase a fishing license and trout stamps, visit www.wvfish.com.

2020 Fall Stocking Waters 

  • Anthony Creek 
  • Big Clear Creek 
  • Blackwater River 
  • Brandywine Lake 
  • Buckhannon River 
  • Buffalo Fork Lake 
  • Cacapon Park Lake 
  • Coopers Rock Lake 
  • Cranberry River 
  • Elk River 
  • Evitts Run 
  • Glade Creek of New 
  • Knapps Creek 
  • Lost River 
  • North Branch (Potomac River)
  • New Creek Dam #14 
  • North Fork South Branch 
  • Opequon Creek 
  • Pendleton Lake 
  • Pinnacle Creek 
  • Pipestem Lake 
  • Pond Fork 
  • R.D. Bailey Lake Tailwaters 
  • Rock Cliff Lake 
  • Seneca Lake 
  • Shavers Fork (Bemis) 
  • Shavers Fork (Lower) 
  • Shavers Fork (Upper) 
  • South Branch (Franklin) 
  • South Branch (S. Hole) 
  • Spruce Knob Lake 
  • Summersville Lake Tailwaters 
  • Summit Lake 
  • Sutton Tailwaters 
  • Teter Creek Lake 
  • Tygart Valley River Headwaters 
  • Tygart Lake Tailwaters 
  • Watoga Lake 
  • West Fork Greenbrier 
  • Williams River 

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the trout stocking hotline and online stocking report will not be updated and anglers are asked to maintain a safe physical distance from stocking personnel and other anglers.