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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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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?
It is never a bad idea to check it again before your next outing.


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.

  • Bright, Closson tandem angling for gaudy fishing achievement
  • Bright and Closson, a budding fishing partnership that has been in tact for only about two years, earned the right to cast their lines in the team championships after winning the B.A.S.S. Nation of West Virginia’s Buddy Trail Tournament last week ...
  • Times West Virginian
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  • 6/8/2018 8:00:00 AM
  • Free fishing set this weekend at some W.Va. state parks
  • CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) – Free fishing is on the horizon this weekend in West Virginia, Gov. Jim Justice’s office says. West Virginia's Free Fishing Days are this Saturday and Sunday, June 9 and 10. The annual program gives residents and nonresidents ...
  • WSAZ
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  • 6/7/2018 8:42:00 PM
  • No license required to fish West Va. waters this weekend
  • ELKINS, W.Va. — You can fish anywhere in West Virginia this weekend without a license. The annual free fishing weekend is June 9-10 and includes West Virginia residents as well as non-residents. “Free fishing days is a national campaign. Many sates hav ...
  • West Virginia MetroNews
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  • 6/6/2018 5:39:00 PM
  • Lick Creek Pond hosts its annual fishing tournament
  • The Kids Tournament is scheduled to coincide with the West Virginia Free Fishing Weekend, June 9-10. Lick Creek Pond is located off Rt. 37 approximately 18 miles east of Wayne on Lick Creek Road, which is across the road from East Lynn Lake Lick Creek Boat
  • The Herald-Dispatch
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  • 6/5/2018 6:01:00 AM
  • Team of Hollen and McVay wins Buddy Trail fishing championship
  • FAIRMONT — As the plot thickened for West Virginia fishermen in pursuit of the Buddy Trail Championship Sunday at Palatine Park, so did the dark matter that hindered their catch rate over the two-day event. “It cleared up a little bit in the morning ...
  • Times West Virginian
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  • 6/4/2018 8:11:00 AM
  • WV DNR encourages people to go fishing
  • You don't have to travel far to find a good place to go fishing this summer in the Mountain State. The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources (DNR) is hosting a Free Fishing Day on June 9-10. This means you can go out fishing these two days without a
  • WVNS
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  • 5/31/2018 11:31:00 PM
  • Dozens of dead fish found floating in City Park pond
  • A call to the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources was not returned Wednesday afternoon. About a dozen dead fish were visible near the edge of the pond closest to the veteran monuments Monday morning. Approximately 30 were seen Wednesday at various
  • Parkersburg News and Sentinel
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  • 5/31/2018 5:40:00 AM
  • Children's fishing tournament set at East Lynn Lake
  • The Kids Tournament is scheduled to coincide with the West Virginia Free Fishing Weekend, June 9 - 10, so bring your kids and gear and enjoy the day at Lick Creek Pond. Lick Creek Pond is located off Rt. 37 approximately 18 miles east of Wayne on Lick ...
  • The Herald-Dispatch
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  • 5/30/2018 4:22:00 AM
  • Spring Fest fishing event set Saturday
  • The fishing rodeo is sanctioned and run by the rules of the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources, with fish provided by Greer Lime Co. in Germany Valley. Stream marshals will be present to clip tags from catch-and-release trout and register tag ...
  • The Inter-Mountain
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  • 5/4/2018 8:24:00 AM
  • Walking the River
  • Some of us merely enjoy nature as a place to visit – others take action to protect it. Gary Lang, a fly fishing guide in Elkins, West Virginia, has done some of both. In his 40 years on Elkins’ crystal-clear rivers, Lang has not only made a living ...
  • usfwsnortheast.wordpress.com
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  • 4/30/2018 4:15:00 PM
  • Hooked on Fishing hosts large crowd for annual expo
  • We ask them questions and everyone is a winner. They learn all kinds of things about fish, wildlife, hunting, West Virginia, birds, all kinds of critters,” said Wildlife Biologist Jim Fregonara. Hooked on Fishing Not on Drugs also gives away fishing rods .
  • WBOY
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  • 3/18/2018 1:07:00 AM
  • Monongahela National Forest (WV) Angling Opportunities
  • Fishing is allowed on the Monongahela National Forest. All West Virginia Division of Natural Resources regulations govern fishing on the Forest. Whether you are an avid trout angler in pursuit of those colorful and elusive native brookies, the weekend ...
  • thefishingwire.com
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  • 3/13/2018 6:33:00 AM
  • Tracking Fishing Vessels Reveals Industry’s Toll on the Ocean
  • Dubbed the Global Fishing Watch, the effort unites scientists from several institutions and universities as well as a remote sensing company called SkyTruth, based in Shepherdstown, West Virginia. The effort "provides a stunning illustration of the vast ..
  • Smithsonian Magazine
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  • 2/24/2018 5:25:00 AM
  • WVDNR announces trout stockings for Spring 2018 fishing season
  • SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WDTV) - The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources has announced the locations of 104 trout stockings for the Spring 2018 fishing season. The stockings are scheduled for Fridays and Saturdays. The department says the locations
  • WDTV 5 News
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  • 1/26/2018 4:16:00 AM
  • Huggins' fish fry to be held on Jan. 26 in Morgantown
  • MORGANTOWN - West Virginia University men's basketball head coach Bob Huggins is hosting his annual fish fry fundraiser Friday, Jan. 26, at the Mylan Park Events Center. University of Kentucky head coach John Calipari will make a guest appearance.
  • Williamson Daily News
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  • 1/3/2018 5:22:00 AM
  • Huggins fish fry Jan. 26 in Morgantown
  • MORGANTOWN - West Virginia University men's basketball head coach Bob Huggins is hosting his annual fish fry fundraiser Friday, Jan. 26, at the Mylan Park Events Center. University of Kentucky head coach John Calipari will make a guest appearance.
  • Herald-Dispatch
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  • 12/27/2017 5:04:00 AM
  • Big ole W.Va. fish caught
  • SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. — These anglers, who live within the circulation area of the Cumberland Times-News, have been honored by the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources for catching trophy fish. BLUEGILL — Cameron Shillingburg, New Creek ...
  • Cumberland Times News Homepage
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  • 11/28/2017 11:35:00 AM
  • Brett McMurphy's bowl projections: Doing the Oklahoma shuffle
  • By comparison, USC’s roster includes players from 16 states - but none from Washington. This matchup would be almost heaven for West Virginia and Jimbo Fisher, Florida State’s coach. Fisher is a native of West Virginia, born in Clarksburg and grew up ...
  • theScore
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  • 9/26/2017 6:17:00 PM
  • WV Gold Rush Replenishes Fish Population
  • Saturday was National Hunting and Fishing Day and the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources showed off their plan to help make fishing a little easier. At their booth at Stonewall Jackson National Park, Jim Hedrick and his team explained to visitors
  • wvalways.com
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  • 9/24/2017 3:10:00 PM
  • W.Va. celebrates National Hunting/Fishing Day
  • ROANOKE, W.Va. — Outdoor enthusiasts may visit Stonewall Resort State Park in Lewis County for West Virginia’s Celebration of National Hunting and Fishing Day, Sept. 23-24. The event is the state’s largest outdoor hunting and fishing show ...
  • Cumberland Times News Homepage
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  • 9/21/2017 5:34:00 PM
  • Practicing the art of fly fishing
  • There is even an Appalachian species of brook trout, native to the mountains between Georgia and West Virginia, stubbornly thriving against the pressures of development and climate change. Cahill is the guru of finding these fish. He is a large ...
  • Atlanta Journal Constitution
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  • 9/12/2017 5:10:00 AM
  • Roger Wolfe: Time for some fall fishing
  • Many of West Virginia's native fish enjoy the warmer water of summer but some do not. There are those magical times in spring and fall when the water temperature is just right to get almost every species of fish out swimming around looking for a bite.
  • Williamson Daily News
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  • 9/6/2017 4:50:00 PM
  • Advanced Hurricane Irma Peacock Bass Fishing Slam
  • 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 .
  • bassonline.com
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  • 9/6/2017 2:59:00 PM

West Virginia Guides/Outfitters

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West Virginia Fishing Clubs

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