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Earl Ray Tomblin, Governor
Frank Jezioro, Director

News Release: May 10, 2013

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Hoy Murphy, Public Information Officer (304) 957-9365 hoy.r.murphy@wv.gov


Chris O’Bara, Fish Biologist, WVDNR, Wildlife 304-420-4550 chrisobara@wvdnr.gov

Catchable Channel Catfish to be Stocked by WVDNR in May

            PARKERSBURG, W.Va. – The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources will be stocking more than 10,000 catchable-size channel catfish during the week of May 13, according to Frank Jezioro, DNR director. This popular program provides fishing opportunities at popular and accessible lakes across the state.

            Lakes to be stocked are: Anawalt Lake (McDowell Co.),  Barboursville Lake (Cabell Co.), Berwind Lake (McDowell Co.), Cacapon State Park Lake (Morgan Co.), Cedar Creek State Park Lake (Gilmer Co.),  Chief Logan State Park Lake (Logan Co.),  Conaway Run Lake (Tyler Co.), Edwards Run Pond (Hampshire Co.), Fort Ashby Lake (Mineral Co.), French Creek Pond (Upshur Co.), Handley Pond (Pocahontas Co.), Hurricane Lake (Putnam Co.), Indian Rock Lake (Nicholas Co.), Krodel Lake (Mason Co.), Laurel Lake (Mingo Co.),  Little Beaver State Park Lake (Raleigh Co.), Mason Lake (Monongalia Co.), Mountwood Lake (Wood Co.),  North Bend State Park Pond (Ritchie Co.), Pendleton Lake (Tucker Co.), Pipestem State Park Lake (Summers Co.), Poorhouse Pond (Berkeley Co.), Teter Creek Lake (Barbour Co.), Tomlinson Run State Park Lake (Hancock Co.), Turkey Run Lake (Jackson Co.), Wallback Lake (Clay Co.), Watoga State Park Lake (Pocahontas Co.), and Wirt County Farm Pond (Wirt Co.).

Tagged Channel Catfish to be Stocked in West Virginia State Parks Lakes

            As part of a cooperative effort with West Virginia State Parks, a total of 400 tagged channel catfish will be stocked into five state park lakes, including: Cacapon State Park Lake, Cedar Creek State Park Lake, Chief Logan State Park Lake, Pipestem State Park Lake, and Tomlinson Run State Park Lake.

            Anglers who catch a tagged fish are asked to return the tag or the tag number along with  information on the date of capture, if the fish was kept or released, and the name and address of the angler to WVDNR, 2311 Ohio Ave, Parkersburg, WV 26101. Anglers also can call in the information (304-420-4550) or provide the information via e-mail dnrfishtags@wv.gov.