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Earl Ray Tomblin, Governor
Frank Jezioro, Director

News Release: June 25, 2013

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


Curtis Taylor, Wildlife Resources Section Chief 304-558-2771 DNR.Wildlife@wv.gov

Stonewall Jackson Lake Fishing Regulation Proposal Public Meeting

            ROANOKE, W.Va. - The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources is hosting a public meeting to receive comments on proposed fishing regulation changes at Stonewall Jackson Lake on July 11, 2013, according to Bret Preston, Assistant Chief of the Wildlife Resources Section.  A catch-and-release regulation is currently in place for all black bass and a 30-inch minimum size limit with a two fish per day creel limit is in place for muskellunge.

            The proposed regulation changes include a six-fish-per-day creel limit, one of which may be 18 inches or greater in total length for black bass, and a 52-inch minimum size limit with a one fish per day creel limit for muskellunge.

            The public meeting will be an open-house style meeting similar to the annual statewide public meetings held in March. The meeting will be held at the Stonewall Jackson Lake State Park Administration Building from 6 - 8 p.m. on Thursday, July 11.  The public is welcome to attend the meeting anytime during these hours.