Top 5 Best Fishing Holes in Tucker County


March and April bring the arrival of the best trout fishing in the Potomac Highlands of West Virginia. 

Fishing opportunities are available at Tucker County’s rivers and streams. 

The rugged Blackwater Canyon is one of the region’s premier trout fisheries. 

The upstream sections of the Blackwater, most of the Dry Fork, Laurel Fork, Glady Fork and many other mountain streams are stocked for fishing. 

A few favorite spots are: 

1. Blackwater River – Stocked in a three-mile section of the U.S. Rt. 32 Bridge and in a five-mile section from Davis Setting Pond upstream to Camp 70. The area is stocked weekly March through May.

2. Clover Run – Stocked from bridge on W.Va. secondary Rt. 21, one and a half miles south of St. George, upstream four miles to W.Va. secondary Rt. 23 Bridge at the mouth of Valley Fork. Stocked monthly February through May.

3. Dry Fork – Stocked from Old Mill below Harman downstream to the mouth of Red Creek. And from W.Va. secondary Rt. 45 Bridge at Jenningston downstream to Gladwin and from along W.Va. secondary Rts. 26 and 43/12 to the mouth of Red Run. Located in Randolph and Tucker Counties. Stocked once every two weeks from March through May.

4. Horseshoe Run – Stocked from bridge quarter mile above Shafter to the mouth of Mike’s Run. W.Va. secondary Rt. 5 follows this stream. Stocked once every two weeks from March through May.

5. Red Creek – Stocked from Lanesville downstream 2.5 miles along W.Va. secondary Rt. 45. Stocked once every two weeks from March through May.

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