in West Virginia
The 5 primary trouts are the rainbow, brook, brown, cutthroat and
lake trout. Brown trout are considered the most difficult to catch
and brookies are the easiest. Pure cold water is key to survival
of the trouts and the brook trout is the most sensitive to temperature.
The others are comfortable in slightly warmer waters.
Trout Fishing Lakes In West Virginia
One area in West Virginia with a significant popullation
of trout is the tailwaters of Summerville Lake. Other smaller lakes, ponds, park
and rivers may have trout - typically a result of trout stocking
programs. Visit the West Virginia West Virginia Division of Natural
Resources website for information regarding trout
stocking programs in West Virginia.
The West Virginia state record brook trout came out of the Cheat
River and South Branch produced the WV state record brown trout.
The state record golden trout was
from Brushy Fork Lake
and the WV state record rainbow trout was served up by Stonecoal
Lake. The West Virginia tiger trout was caught from the Greenbrier
Organizations & Resources
The states list to the left can direct you to information about
trout fishing in other states.
All About Fishing for Trout in West Virginia.