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News Release: May 20, 2013

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


Bret Preston, Wildlife Resources Section 304-558-2771 DNR.Wildlife@wv.gov

Division of Natural Resources Seeks Input from Stonewall Jackson Anglers

            SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources will be conducting an angler survey at Stonewall Jackson Lake, according to Bret Preston, assistant chief of the Wildlife Resources Section. The survey is part of the agency’s effort to evaluate two proposed fishing regulations. 

            Currently, a catch-and-release regulation is in effect for black bass (largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass), and a 30-inch minimum size limit with a two fish daily creel limit is in place for muskellunge. DNR proposes to allow a six fish daily creel limit for all black bass, one of which may be 18 inches or greater; and a one fish daily creel limit  with a 52-inch minimum size limit for muskellunge.

            A stamped, self-addressed postcard containing questions about the proposed regulations will be placed on windshields of vehicles parked at the following public fishing and boating access areas: State Park, Vandalia, Little Skin Creek, Jacksonville, and Pen Run.  Anglers are encouraged to complete the brief survey and mail the postcard to the Division of Natural Resources.