CHARLESTON, WV (STL. News) Anglers searching for an exciting fishing experience West Virginia will have chances to capture tiger trout this spring. Gov. Jim Justice declared the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources (WVDNR) will inventory this exceptional game fish in rivers and lakes around the nation for the very first time in years.
“This is just the latest example of the unique, world-class fishing opportunities we’re providing in West Virginia for anglers from our great state and all over the country. I could not be more proud,” Gov. Justice said. “I’ve been a fisherman my entire life. I’ve probably waded in just about every stream across West Virginia, and I can say that there’s never been a more exciting time to get out and cast a line. I encourage all West Virginians to take advantage of this great opportunity to make lifelong memories with your family and friends; fishing for these incredible tiger trout on our pristine West Virginia waters.”
Through the weeks of April and May, the WVDNR will inventory 25,000 tiger trout, a few of which are of trophy size in four lbs. They will be hauled with different trout species in a rate of 10% in Desired stockings around the country.