A banner year of trout production has provided West Virginia surplus trout from the State’s hatcheries.
Lucky anglers in West Virginia will have some extra trout to pursue in the rivers and streams and it is all due to a great year of trout production.
Jim Hedrick, Hatchery Programs Manager for the Division of Natural Resources made a recent announcement:
“We have some surplus trout at some of our facilities. They’re a little smaller than what anglers would typically catch during the regular spring trout stocking season, but we need to move these fish out of the hatchery to allow the other fish to have some more space to grow and make sure we have adequate sized fish for the spring stocking.”
The DNR released the bonus stock into approximately 20 streams in the state last week and those locations can be looked at by checking out the DNR stocking list.
Hedrick highlighted how anglers can take advantage of this extra stocking:
“We’re going to try to get most of them out this week and hopefully many of those trout will still be around for folks to fish for over the Christmas holiday if they choose to do so.”
With around 17,000 pounds of fish being released, West Virginia fishermen are getting an extra Christmas gift this year and can take advantage of it over the holidays.