Nearby West Virginia Trout Streams

These nearby streams are some of the best Catch & Release and native trout streams in West Virginia. The state manages 52 miles of streams as Put & Take streams near Harman’s.

Nearby Catch & Release Streams

  • North Fork of the South Branch, C&R .75-mile section at the mouth of Seneca Creek near Seneca Rocks Visitor Center. (12 mi.)
  • South Branch of the Potomac, C&R 1-mile section (16 mi.)
  • Blackwater River, C&R 3.5 miles Blackwater Falls State Park extending downstream to the mouth of the North Fork (45 mi)
  • Red Run of Dry Fork, (FF only) Access is by foot from state route 72 and National Forest Route 13 (50 mi).
  • North Branch of Potomac River, C&R tail water fishery, 7.5-mile section in West Virginia and the boundaries of Maryland's Potomac State Forest (45 miles) 
  • Shavers Fork Cheat River, C&R 5.5-mile section (45 mi)

Nearby Wild Trout Streams

  • Seneca Creek - the best wild trout stream in WV. On TU's list of top 100 trout streams (15 mi)
  • Gandy Creek - wild brown trout
  • Laurel Fork - wild brook trout & TU stocks fingerlings yearly
  • Glady Fork - wild brook trout

Nearby West Virginia Put & Take Streams/Lake(s)

  • North Fork of the South Branch, stocked from Riverton to Cabins, WV - 26 miles of stream access via Rt. 55(adjacent)
  • South Branch of the Potomac, stocked from Franklin to Big Bend, WV - 26 miles of stream access via Rt. 220(16 miles)
  • Spruce Knob Lake, stocked year around, especially good for summer trout fishing
  • South Mill Creek Lake, stocked year around, especially good for summer trout fishing

West Virginia Daily Stocking Web Site

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