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Old 07-15-2013, 05:18 PM
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Default Any good trout streams in NE West Virginia?

Most anyone will tell you that West Virginia is a great state for flyfishing. But what is less obvious is that the vast majority of great flyfishing streams are in and around Monongahela National Forest.

I live in Morgantown, in northern WV (just a few miles south of the PA line). I've been frustrated at the lack of info available online that suggests there is ANYWHERE good to fish along the I-68 area from Morgantown east to the Maryland state line.

I'm seeking small wild brook trout streams in Monongalia, Preston, Marion, Harrison, Barbour, or Taylor counties. (And even farther west to Wetzel County.) as well as even half-decent stocked streams.

I think a big part of the problem is that this part of WV has been heavily mined. It's also used for dumping of coal combustion wastes...and these practices have, of course wrecked countless miles of streams. But I'm hoping that not ALL streams have been wiped out. (Just across the border in Greene County, PA...a fracking spill several years ago wiped out the fish population of Dunkard Creek.)

I'll be doing my own research and exploration...but I figured I'd post here to see if anyone else on this forum is either from this part of WV (home of West Virginia University) or knows of any good fishing in this area?

Major rivers and streams nearby include the Cheat River watershed and tribs, the Big Sandy, the Little Sandy, the Tygart River and tribs.

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