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Lakes

Pocahontas County
Handley Pond

 
  Lake  Handley Pond 

  Acres  5 

  Directions  Handley Pond is a 5-acre impoundment located within the 777-acre Division of Natural Resources Handley Wildlife Management Area in Pocahontas County, 7 miles northwest of Edray on WV Route 17 and County Route 17/1. 

  Description  The lake was built in 1934 with a maximum depth of 10 feet and an average depth of 5 feet. Thirteen primitive camping sites are available on the area. There is no boat launching facility and gasoline boat motors, use of live minnows for bait, and swimming are prohibited. 

  Fishery  Handley Pond was drained in 1999 for dam repairs and subsequently restocked with largemouth bass, bluegill, and channel catfish. The lake provides spring fishing for stocked trout to Children 10 and younger and Class Q License holders. The general public is permitted to fish for trout after May 31. It receives moderate fishing pressure and good numbers of creel-sized fish are present. 

  National Forest  National Forest Stamp is not required 

  Boating  Electric motors only 

  Camping  Camping permit required from area manager 

  Spring Trout  Stocked once in April 

  Fall Trout  Does not receive Fall trout stocking 

  Live Minnows  Live minnows may not be used as bait 

  Night Fishing  Night fishing is allowed 

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