Get in on the WV Gold Rush! Beginning March 28 and running through April 8 this year (2023), 62 lakes, streams and rivers across West Virginia are stocked with 50,000 golden rainbow trout. In Greenbrier County, that includes Tuckahoe and Summit lakes. Although easy to identify, these prized fish can be quite elusive and caught well beyond the official trout-stocking week.
The Mountain State is a freshwater angler's paradise, blessed with innumerable waterways. Use the resources below to get the most out of your fishing adventure to the Greenbrier Valley.
Serenity Now Outfitters - Guided half and full-day fly-fishing trips (wade fishing and float) are available at Serenity Now Outfitters, in downtown Lewisburg. Whether it’s trout, smallmouth bass or the elusive Musky, owner Craig Miller, knows exactly where to go to maximize your time catching with less time fishing. If you’re just looking for advice or a critical piece of gear, Craig can assist with that, too. He is a wealth of knowledge and enjoys sharing his insight on the area’s fishing opportunities.
Outdoor Adventures - Those in pursuit of the popular freshwater game fish, the smallmouth bass, Tracy Asbury and his team offer guided float fishing trips in the form of half, full and two-day excursions on the Greenbrier River. Their guides are adept in the art of spin fishing, fly fishing and wade-style fishing so whatever the season, your chances in landing the “big one” go up exponentially.
Otters Guide Service - Take if from Jacob, owner and lead guide…stellar fisheries abound in the region. His team of local fishing experts has the know-how to land anything that chases a fly…and give you the pointers to get on the action, too! Take your pick from trout, smallmouth bass and musky fly fishing trips. Half and full-day outings.
The Greenbrier Guided Fishing - The Greenbrier's guide service offers both close-to-the-resort fly fishing clinics on Howard's Creek to multi-day float fishing excursions around the valley.
WV FISHING LICENSE
Fishing in West Virginia requires a state license. View more information on state licenses.
WV FISHING REGULATIONS
The WV Division of Natural resources posts the daily trout stockings. Regular trout stockings are continuing as set forth in the Fishing Regulations. View the map of West Virginia and the streams that are stocked.
White Sulphur Spring National Fish Hatchery. For a deeper understanding of our freshwater natural resources, the White Sulphur Springs National Fish Hatchery has been in operation for over 100 years. Located on Route 60, just east of White Sulphur Springs, the hatchery is one of three primary broodstock stations in the country that specialize in rainbow trout. They ship over 8 million eggs annually to 13 states. They also raise freshwater mussels to help maintain water quality in streams and rivers.
General guidelines and local knowledge insight courtesy of Jacob Ott and Bill Turner. Photos courtesy of Outdoor Adventures, Otters Guide Service and Serenity Now Outfitters.