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Joe Manchin III, Governor

Frank Jezioro, Director


News Release : September 15, 2005


Hoy Murphy , Public Information Officer (304) 558-3380

Contact: Marshall Snedegar , Wildlife Resources Section (304) 558-2771


Fishing Experts Dan Johnson and Garry Mason to Appear

At West Virginia 's Celebration of National Hunting and Fishing Days September 24-25, 2005

At Stonewall Jackson Lake State Park


  Nationally-recognized anglers Dan Johnson and Garry Mason will appear during both days of the 2005 West Virginia National Hunting and Fishing Days Celebration Saturday, September 24 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. , and Sunday, September 25 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Stonewall Jackson Lake State Park in Lewis County (Interstate 79, Exit 91.)


•  Dan Johnson of Fayetteville , Ohio , will present walleye fishing seminars at 1 and 4 p.m. Saturday and at Noon and 2 p.m. Sunday. Johnson is in his seventh year as In-Fisherman magazine Professional Walleye Trail (PWT) Pro for the Eastern Division. He has won several awards for PWT, is a three-time Cabela's National Championship qualifier, has four first-place finishes in Western Ohio Walleye Clubs (WOWC) competitions and 18 top-five finishes in the past four years.

                                                   Dan Johnson


•  Garry Mason of Springville, Tennesee, will conduct crappie fishing seminars Saturday and Sunday at 1 and 3 p.m. Mason is a full-time fishing guide on Kentucky Lake through his company, Adventures Outdoors LLC. He spends over 180 days on the water each year, guiding for bass, crappie and bluegill. He has been featured in almost every outdoors magazine in America , including the past 11 issues of Crappie World Magazine, and is one of the most sought-after outdoors personalities in the nation.

Garry Mason


The National Hunting and Fishing Days Celebration is sponsored by the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources and the West Virginia Wildlife Federation. Admission will be $3 for adults, $1 for children 15 and younger, and anyone age 3 and younger will be admitted free. For information, please call Marshall Snedegar at (304) 558-2771 or visit the WVDNR Web site at




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