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The Grant County Fish With Us

There are over 200 miles of trout streams. With over 909,000 acres of federal ownership, the Monongahela National Forest offers a variety of freshwater fishing experiences. The forest contains 600 miles of cold water streams, representing 50 percent of all trout water and 90 percent of native brook trout water in West Virginia. Naturally reproducing (wild) populations of brown and rainbow trout are often encountered in many forest streams.

The warm water angler will be equally entertained with 350 miles of stream and some of the best smallmouth bass waters in the state, including the South Branch of the Potomac. Pound for pound the smallmouth bass is the fightingest fish in the river anywhere and we have plenty of those. It is not uncommon to catch up to 75 bass in one day of fishing.

The state record smallmouth, 9.75 lbs., is from the South Branch. In 1992 the state record rainbow trout, 11.53 lbs., came from the South Branch. The fact is, four state records are from the South Branch. The present state record (1994) largemouth bass, 12 lbs. 4 1/2 oz., 25.63 inches, has been caught near Petersburg. There were 97 citations awarded in 1997 and 116 in 1998 for rainbow trout caught in the South Branch of the Potomac River. Several citations were also awarded for several other species of fish, including smallmouth bass, brook and brown trout, and golden rainbow trout. The South Branch of the Potomac issued the most citations in both 1997 and 1998 for rainbow and brown trout.

The South Branch of the Potomac River
The South Branch of the Potomac River offers excellent fishing for smallmouth bass, some largemouth bass, trout (rainbow, brook, brown and golden rainbow), channel catfish, eels and carp..
North Fork of South Branch
North Fork of South Branch is stocked once in January, twice in February, and weekly March through May. Then stocked twice in October from Judy Gap downstream to ½ mile above the junction of South Branch, near Cabins. WV Rt. 28 parallels the stream. Located in Grant and Pendleton counties. The GPS coordinates for this Stream are 38.9889989 (latitude), -79.1942047 (longitude) and the approximate elevation is 1,230 feet (375 meters) above sea level.
Spring Run
(For Information Click Here) • Fly Fishing, Catch-and-Release for wild rainbow and brook trout. About one mile of stream located on private property at 935 Spring Run Road (St. Rt. 9/2). Free written permit required from land owner. Inquire at Spring Run Trout Hatchery.
Eagles Nest Outfitters • Petersburg • 304-257-2393
Eagles Nest Outfitters • Experience a river adventure! With over 80 miles of fresh, clean wa¬ters passing by majestic cliffs, mountaineer farms, and vistas that are ever-changing, Eagles Nest Outfitters provides a variety of kayaking, rafting, canoeing, fishing and camping trips suited for beginners to even the most adventurous of travelers. Book your adventure today! Petersburg • eaglesnestoutfitters.com • 304-257-2393
Harman’s Luxury Log Cabins • 800-436-6254
Harman’s Luxury Log Cabins • Situated on a private trophy trout stream with beautiful mountain views, these cabins provide families and couples alike with a variety of out­door recreational activities including catch and release fishing, hiking, mountain biking, canoeing, rock climbing, and wildlife viewing. Or relax in your cabin get-a-way and enjoy the private hot tub ana gas fireplace. Harman’s Luxury Log Cabins • wvlogcabins.com • 800-436-6254
Smoke Hole Outfitters • 304-257-5160
Smoke Hole Outfitters • A fisherman's dream, located in the heart of Smoke Hole Resort in Cab¬ins, WV. Cabela's Pro Staffers, Josh & Rachel le Hedrick, operate this memorable outdoor adventure. Reel in up to 10 lb. brood trout from their private Catch 'n Release Trophy Trout spring fed stream - and have your cameras ready!! Their popular Catch 'n Keep Trout Pond is also a net full of family fun for all ages! Take a Fly Fishing Lesson from the pros. Visit smokeholeoutfitters.com •for more detailed info, or call 304- 257-5160 to make your fishing appointment.
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