Don’t pack up your fishing gear just yet. Fall trout stockings return to nearly 40 lakes and streams around the state starting Oct. 18. Fall trout stocking only lasts two weeks, so make sure you plan a trip while there’s still time. Use the lists below to plan your fishing adventure today!

Lakes and Ponds

  • Brandywine (Pendleton)
  • Buffalo Fork (Pocahontas)
  • Cacapon (Morgan)
  • Coopers Rock (Monongalia)
  • New Creek Dam 14 (Grant)
  • Pendelton (Tucker)
  • Rock Cliff (Hardy)
  • Seneca (Pocahontas)
  • Spruce Knob (Randolph)
  • Summit (Greenbrier)
  • Teter Creek (Barbour)
  • Watoga (Pocahontas)

Rivers and Streams

  • Anthony Creek (Greenbrier)
  • Big Clear Creek (Greenbrier)
  • Blackwater River (Tucker)
  • Buckhannon River (Upshur)
  • Cranberry River (Nicholas, Pocahontas, Webster)
  • Elk River (Randolph, Webster)
  • Evitts Run (Jefferson)
  • Glade Creek of New River (Raleigh)
  • Knapps Creek (Pocahontas)
  • Lost River (Hardy)
  • North Branch of Potomac River (Mineral)
  • North Fork of South Branch (Grant, Pendleton)
  • Opequon Creek (Berkeley, Jefferson)
  • Pinnacle Creek (Wyoming)
  • Pond Fork (Boone)
  • R.D. Bailey Lake Tailwaters (Mingo, Wyoming)
  • Shavers Fork Lower Section (Randolph)
  • Shavers Fork Upper Section (Randolph)
  • South Branch Franklin Section (Pendleton)
  • South Branch Smoke Hole Section (Pendleton)
  • Summersville Lake Tailwaters (Nicholas)
  • Sutton Lake Tailwaters (Braxton)
  • Tygart Lake Tailwaters (Taylor)
  • Tygart Valley River Headwaters (Randolph)
  • West Fork of Greenbrier River (Pocahontas)
  • Williams River (Pocahontas, Webster)

Don’t forget your fishing license and trout stamp!

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