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West Virginia to stock waters with golden rainbow trout

The Free Press WV

Anglers in West Virginia will someday be pulling more gold from the state’s lakes and streams, thanks to a decision to stock waters with bright-yellow golden rainbow trout.

In early April, state natural resources officials will change the color of the trout they stock in Mountain State waters. Instead of drab-colored brook, brown and rainbow trout, they’ll be golden rainbow trout.

Officials are calling it the “West Virginia Gold Rush.“ Jim Hedrick, the Division of Natural Resources’ acting fisheries chief, says workers will stock about 25,000 golden trout.

Ordinarily, only one in 10 trout stocked is a golden. But from April 02-06, at 30 waters throughout the state, every single one will be.

West Virginia trout stocking

The Free Press WV

The following waters were stocked the week of January 29, 2018:


Anderson Lake

Anthony Creek

Clover Run

Dillons Run

Edwards Run Pond

Fort Ashby Reservoir

French Creek Pond

Greenbrier River (Marlinton)

Hills Creek

Horseshoe Run

Knapps Creek

Laurel Fork of Holly River

Left Fork of Holly River

Mill Creek (Hampshire)

Mill Creek Reservoir

New Creek

New Creek Dam No. 14

North Fork of Cherry River

North Fork of Lunice

North Fork of Patterson Creek

North Fork South Branch

North River

Paw Paw Creek

Pendleton Lake

South Fork of Cherry River

South Mill Creek Lake

Teter Creek Lake

Tilhance Creek

Tuscarora Creek

Tygart Valley River Headwaters

Warden Lake

Watoga Lake

Whiteday Creek

West Virginia trout stocking

The Free Press WV

The following waters were stocked the week of January 22, 2018:

  • Anthony Creek
  • Blackwater River
  • Chief Cornstalk Lake
  • East Fork Greenbrier River
  • Elk River
  • Elk River (C&R)
  • Glady Fork
  • Howards Creek (Greenbrier)
  • Huey Lake
  • Little River East Fork Greenbrier River
  • Little River West Fork Greenbrier River
  • North Fork South Branch (C&R)
  • Rollins Lake
  • Shavers Fork (upper section)
  • South Branch (C&R)
  • South Branch (Franklin)
  • South Branch (Smoke Hole)
  • Tomlinson Run Lake
  • Turkey Run Lake
  • West Fork Greenbrier River
  • Williams River

West Virginia trout stocking

The Free Press WV

The following waters were stocked the week of January 15, 2018:

  • Bullskin Run
  • Cacapon Park Lakes
  • Cranberry River
  • Evitts Run
  • Gandy Creek
  • Greenbrier River (Marlinton section)
  • Knapps Creek
  • Laurel Fork (Randolph)
  • Lost River
  • Middle Creek (Berkeley)
  • Middle Wheeling Creek (delayed harvest)
  • Mill Creek (Berkeley)
  • North Bend Tailwaters
  • North Fork South Branch
  • Opequon Creek
  • Rocky Marsh Run
  • Shavers Fork (Bemis)
  • Shavers Fork (lower section)
  • Shavers Fork C&R (Stuarts Park Recreation Area)
  • Trout Run
  • Waites Run
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