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Fish Management

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

Trout Management Plan Presentation
Trout Management Plan Public Meeting Comments (through Oct. 9, 2019)

Trout Stocking Map Fish Consumption Advisories
Fishing Regulations Fishing Tournaments
Waterfowl Hunting and Fishing on the Ohio River (PDF)* Didymo (Rock Snot)
Snakehead Fish Aquatic Invasive Species
Public Fishing Areas Ohio River Management Plan (PDF)*
Stream Conditions Weekly Updated Fishing Report
Favorite Fishing Waters Stream Flow Information (USGS)
Daily Stocking Report Trout Stocking Schedule
Fish Identification Trophy Fish Citation Program
Husky Musky Club State Fishing Records
First Fish Certificate Farm Pond Management
Maps of Fish Attractors U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Navigation Maps and Charts
  *Anglers Alert*
Publications and Forms Fish Management
Fishing Brochure (PDF)* Stocking
Wildlife Management Areas Regulations
Meals from the Creel Brochure (PDF)* Outreach
Cleaning and Filleting Public Access Development
Catch and Release Habitat Improvement
State Fish Records Application Form (PDF)* Warmwater Hatchery
Trophy Fish Citation Application (PDF)* Research and Surveys
Husky Musky Club Application (PDF)* Fish Management Briefs
Fishing Tournament Application (Fillable PDF)*  
Fishing Tournament Report Form (Fillable PDF)*
Fishes of West Virginia Checklist (PDF)*  

* These pages are in PDF format.

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