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Fishing West Virginia

EZFishing brings you West Virginia's most comprehensive list of fishing locations, providing interactive maps that show each location's GPS coordinates, nearby facilities (like restaurants, gas stations, marinas and fishing shops), their current and forecasted weather and, if available, their water conditions.

Registered users can rate fishing locations, post their personal/public notes and also tag them with information about fish species generally caught there as well as the most common and effective fishing techniques.

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Find any of the 7773 locations currently available in EZFishing database, to check fishing reports, maps, directions, weather and water conditions.


West Virginia Fishing Resources

Fishing regulations and licensing, guides/outfitter services and local fishing clubs in West Virginia.

West Virginia Fishing Regulations

Are you familiar with the fishing regulation in West Virginia?
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West Virginia Fishing License

Purchasing a fishing license you are helping to preserve the environment and also ensure that future generations can enjoy fishing as you are. Among other things, your fishing license fees support fisheries and hatcheries management, education programs about fishing and conservation, protection of endangered species.

Here it is where you can get your fishing license.

Links to West Virginia Government Agencies

Here are a few websites of West Virginia's agencies involved in regulation and conservation.

West Virginia Fishing News

Check out what is the latest fishing buzz in West Virginia.

  • Adeline Bridge Over Fish Creek Won’t Close in Marshall County
  • For the past few weeks, Marshall County officials and local residents had spoken out against the West Virginia Division of Highways project, which would have seen the bridge spanning Fish Creek closed, demolished, and rebuilt over approximately four months
  • The Intelligencer
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  • 7/26/2017 4:40:00 AM
  • Adrian Wins FLW College Fishing Tournament at Lake Chautauqua
  • and Lou Mocniak, Washington, Pa., five bass, 13-14 10 th: West Virginia University – Michael Shughart, Shippensburg, Pa., and Branden Newcome, Ellamore, W.Va., five bass, 13-4 Grow your fishing skills and improve your angling effectiveness.
  • The Ultimate Bass Fishing Resource Guide
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  • 7/24/2017 10:07:00 PM
  • PA spring bass fishing ban staying put – for now
  • I’m a guide, and it was killing my businesses.” Now, Raymond said that he wishes other states – particularly Maryland, West Virginia and Virginia – would follow Pennsylvania’s lead and impose similar limits on bass fishing. Seasonal bans and ...
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  • 7/24/2017 4:29:00 PM
  • DNR urges caution in online search for hunting and fishing license
  • SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources reminds the public to exercise caution when searching the internet for information about hunting and fishing licenses. “Several customers recently have reported websites that ...
  • Metro News
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  • 7/20/2017 9:41:00 PM
  • A High-Tech Solution to Seafood Slavery and Illegal Fishing
  • The project has created the most comprehensive picture of ocean fishing ship movements to date. John Amos founded Shepherdstown, West Virginia-based SkyTruth in 2001 to use satellite and aerial imagery to monitor environmental issues. (The organization ...
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  • 7/20/2017 12:31:00 PM
  • West Virginia commission weighs fishing, hunting regulations
  • BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. — The West Virginia Natural Resources Commission plans to consider next year's hunting and fishing regulations when it meets next week at Cacapon Resort State Park in Berkeley Springs. State officials say the public is invited to ..
  • Herald-Dispatch
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  • 7/18/2017 4:06:00 PM
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  • Madison County Courier
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  • 7/7/2017 9:12:00 AM
  • A thank you to veterans, with a fishing pole
  • FAYETTEVILLE, W.Va. — There are a lot of organizations which do a lot of great work for America’s veterans, but one West Virginia based group has a simple mission, to thank all veterans for their service by taking them hunting or fishing.
  • Metro News
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  • 6/29/2017 4:18:00 AM
  • Ink Masters Bass Fishing Trip
  • Captain Mike Groshon was raised in Northern Virginia, he grew up fishing lakes and rivers in Virginia, Maryland, and West Virginia then like most headed south for warmer weather and bigger fish! Among playing music and racing cars, Mike always had a love .
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  • 6/27/2017 2:20:00 PM
  • Kids Dig in the Dirt to Save Pollinators
  • Pollinators are in peril, but with the help of Union Elementary they will have a safe home in Upshur County, West Virginia. The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service’s Partner’s for Fish & Wildlife Program in West Virginia teamed up with Union Elementary to ...
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  • 6/21/2017 3:50:00 PM
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  • Madison County Courier
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  • 6/21/2017 1:15:00 AM
  • OUTDOORS COLUMN: The future of hunting and fishing in jeopardy
  • The loss of outdoorsmen and outdoorswomen is so detrimental on the state and national level. In West Virginia, for instance, hunting and fishing sales are down 30 percent in the last 10 years, and since last year the state is down something like $350,000 .
  • Times West Virginian
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  • 6/18/2017 8:15:00 AM
  • Drugs in US Waterways Lead to Widespread Fish Horrors
  • Since 2003, when these abnormalities in fish were first discovered in the upper Potomac River and West Virginia, the incidence of intersex births has spread rapidly and widely. Hormone-disrupting chemicals released by wastewater treatment plants into these
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  • 6/14/2017 4:01:00 PM
  • Free Fishing Weekend Kicks off June 10 and 11
  • This weekend, beginners and experienced fisherman alike can cast a line at any fishing hole of their choosing in West Virginia without purchasing a fishing license. Bill O'Neal has been fishing for most of his life, and he said tomorrow is the best time ..
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  • 6/9/2017 11:29:00 PM
  • St. Marys Bass Festival offers $10,000 for catching biggest fish
  • ST. MARYS, W.Va. ( WTAP) - Friday kicks off the 34th annual West Virginia River and R\ail Bass Festival at the St. Marys Marina. The festival's executive director says it takes over $150,000 to run the event. Besides fishing for the big fish, there will be
  • TheNewsCenter
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  • 6/9/2017 10:59:00 PM
  • Justice and Trump Jr. go hunting and fishing in W.Va.
  • GREENBRIER COUNTY, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- West Virginia Governor Jim Justice and Donald Trump Jr. spent Tuesday hunting and fishing. According to a release, Justice and Trump went turkey hunting and trout fishing in Greenbrier and Monroe counties. The two also ..
  • WSAZ 3
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  • 5/10/2017 6:32:00 PM
  • W. Va. governor and Trump Jr. go hunting and fishing
  • GREENBRIER COUNTY, W.Va. (WSAZ) West Virginia Governor Jim Justice and Donald Trump Jr. spent Tuesday hunting and fishing. According to a release, Justice and Trump went turkey hunting and trout fishing in Greenbrier and Monroe counties. The two also ...
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  • 5/10/2017 3:22:00 PM
  • U.S. Fish Farms Tap Former Coal Mines for Water
  • In the Appalachian mountains of the United States, growing numbers of fish farmers are raising trout, catfish, and even salmon throughout the valleys of the state of West Virginia. What they'd rather not tell you, however, is that the source of their water
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  • 12/2/2016 11:58:38 PM
  • Brook Trout--The Canary in the Mine
  • It's also the state fish of New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia and West Virginia. Brook trout are recognized by their dark green back covered with lighter, worm-shaped markings. These markings, resembling the pattern created when the sun shines through ...
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  • 11/4/2016 6:30:56 AM
  • Creek recovery effort will take years after 2009 fish kill
  • In all, staff officials estimate the situation killed 42,997 fish, 15,382 mussels and 6,447 mudpuppies in the Pennsylvania section of the creek that weaves between here and West Virginia. "It zeroed out the population. It wiped it all out." Urban said.
  • Lancaster Online
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  • 10/23/2016 5:07:56 PM
  • Fly Fishing The Elk River West Virginia
  • large wild rainbow trout and brown trout. Some of the rainbows and browns are in the 20 inch category. It also has a good population of native brook trout. Fly fishing the Elk River is as good as fly fishing for trout gets. The only thing I don't like ...
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  • 10/9/2016 12:38:13 PM
  • Yellowstone National Park is one big fishing zone
  • That's often when a trout would dart up and strike. Both of the fishermen, longtime friends from West Virginia, got a taste of Yellowstone fly fishing at some of its best. As the sound of the wild (the rushing current) and the mild (rush-hour traffic in ..
  • Lewiston Tribune Online
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  • 8/12/2016 7:27:36 AM

West Virginia Guides/Outfitters

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West Virginia Fishing Clubs

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