WVDNR Stocking Catchable Channel Catfish
The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources (WVDNR) is stocking more than 8,000 catchable-size channel catfish during the week of May 14, 2012, according to WVDNR Director Frank Jezioro.
This popular stocking program provides fishing opportunities at popular and accessible lakes across the state.
Lakes to be stocked are:
• Anawalt Lake (McDowell County)
• Barboursville Lake (Cabell County)
• Berwind Lake (McDowell County)
• Cacapon State Park Lake (Morgan County)
• Cedar Creek State Park Lake (Gilmer County)
• Chief Logan State Park Lake (Logan County)
• Conaway Run Lake (Tyler County)
• Coopers Rock Lake (Monongalia County)
• Edwards Run Pond (Hampshire County)
• French Creek Pond (Upshur County)
• Handley Pond (Pocahontas County)
• Hurricane Lake (Putnam County)
• Indian Rock Lake (Nicholas County)
• Krodel Lake (Mason County)
• Laurel Lake (Mingo County)
• Little Beaver State Park Lake (Raleigh County)
• Mason Lake (Monongalia County)
• Mountwood Lake (Wood County)
• North Bend State Park Pond (Ritchie County)
• Pendleton Lake (Tucker County)
• Pipestem State Park Lake (Summers County)
• Tomlinson Run State Park Lake (Hancock County)
• Wallback Lake (Clay County)
• Wirt County Farm Pond (Wirt County)
As part of a cooperative effort with West Virginia State Parks, a total of 400 tagged channel catfish will be stocked into eight state park lakes, including:
• Cacapon State Park Lake
• Cedar Creek State Park Lake
• Chief Logan State Park Lake
• Little Beaver State Park Lake
• North Bend State Park Pond
• Pipestem State Park Lake
• Tomlinson Run State Park Lake
• Pendleton Lake at Blackwater Falls State Park
Anglers catching a tagged catfish and following the tag instructions for reporting the catch will receive a “tagged fish reward.”
The reward is a choice of a ride to Whittaker Station at Cass Scenic Railroad or a ride to Blennerhassett Island on the sternwheeler, The Island Belle.
Anglers who catch a tagged fish are asked to return the tag or tag number along with information on the date of capture, if the fish was kept or released, and the name and address of the angler to WVDNR, 2311 Ohio Ave, Parkersburg, WV 26101.
Anglers also can call in the information 304.420.4550 or provide the information via e-mail “firstname.lastname@example.org”.