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Earl Ray Tomblin, Governor
Frank Jezioro, Director

News Release: June 6, 2013

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

Contact:

Bret Preston, Assistant Chief, Wildlife Resources, 304-558-2771 bret.a.preston@wv.gov


Summersville Lake tailwater trout stocking

SUMMERSVILLE, W.Va. – The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources in cooperation with the West Virginia Professional Outfitters Association (WVPRO) stocked 1,500 pounds of rainbow trout in the Summersville Dam tailwater of the Gauley River on June 5. 

The goal of the stocking is to enhance trout fishing opportunities in the Gauley River, especially in the remote canyon section of the Gauley River, according to DNR Director Frank Jezioro. The trout stockings were conducted by helicopter and should provide good fishing in the summer and fall, Jezioro said.

The program is supported by rafting fees to compensate for additional days of whitewater rafting flows on the Gauley River and reduced fishing opportunities during these high flows released from Summersville Dam.

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