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Fish kill was noticed in a 1.8 mile stretch of water above Blackwater Falls downstream from the treatment station

Malfunction causes fish kill on Blackwater River

DNR estimates 23,000 fish killed in nearly two mile stretch Full Story »

Renewal of a West Virginia tradition


Squirrel season opens this weekend in W.Va. but the season has lost steam in recent decades. Full Story »

First hunting seasons arrive with Labor Day


Early Canada goose season and mourning dove season give hunters first chance to burn powder. Full Story »

Fish surveys to gauge if spill had impact on Elk River


State fisheries officials know of no fish kills resulting from January spill, but will check to see if MCHM had any long term impact. Full Story »

Not your typical summer on WV waters


Summer 2014 has been much cooler than usual and has kept bass active in West Virginia's lakes. Full Story »

Pleas and fines in panhandle poaching investigation


Join investigation by Virginia and West Virginia from 2013 goes to court Full Story »

Reciprocal agreement close on Tug Fork and Big Sandy


Kentucky and West Virginia will soon settle the longstanding debate over fishing the border streams Full Story »

Photo gallery: Canada fishing trip


Pictures from my recent Canadian fishing trip in northern Ontario. Full Story »

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Trout Stocking Report
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Trout Stocking Report

September 11, 2014

A history lesson on Gauley Season

The early drawdown at Summersville would happen with or without rafting, plus a new idea for the Gauley fishery.

September 9, 2014

Gauley Season gripes, I get a few

I've learned over the years, not everybody is a whitewater fan.

August 16, 2014

Does the fine fit the crime?

Many believe the punishment for poaching isn't nearly enough.

Ram Trucks on
a Country Road

with Chris Lawrence

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