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40,000 Golden Trout Stocked Across W.Va. This Week

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Beginning April 1, the West Virginia Department of Natural Resources is stocking golden rainbow trout in 55 lakes and streams across the state for a special event called the “Gold Rush.”

According to a press release by the DNR, the agency expects to stock about 40,000 golden rainbow trout during this week of special stockings. The biggest release takes place Saturday, April 6th.

West Virginia’s fishing season is already underway and runs through May 31. But before casting their line, anglers must have a 2019 fishing license

Some of the stocking locations during the "Gold Rush" are along rivers, including Blackwater River, Cranberry River and Greenbrier River. Twelve state parks will also be stocked, including Babcock,  Pipestem, Stonewall Resort and Watoga.

To see the full list of locations where fish stocking is taking place this week, click here

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