The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources fisheries management programs are designed to provide a variety of fishing opportunities and experiences for anglers. The DNR endeavors to develop opportunities that range from native brook trout creeks to musky streams and large river catfish, and from small impoundment bluegill to reservoir bass and walleye. These programs consist of efforts focused on coldwater and warmwater species management and their habitats. Research, stocking, public access development, regulations, and outreach combined with habitat protection, improvement, and restoration form the foundation of the state’s management of the state’s fishery resources.

Publications and Guides

District Fishing Guides

Fish Management Briefs