Woods and Waters An outdoor blog by John McCoy

Trout stockings begin today!


Coming soon to 55 West Virginia trout waters.

Heads up, everyone! West Virginia’s trout stocking season begins today. Trucks were scheduled to begin rolling early this morning from the state’s seven trout hatcheries. Before the month ends, 55 waters — 28 streams and 27 lakes or ponds — will receive a total of 35,000 pounds of trout.

Division of Natural Resources officials don’t divulge which streams were stocked until after the trucks have run. The list of streams stocked each day gets posted here on the DNR’s website every day between 3:30 and 4:00 p.m.