Cumberland Times-News

May 25, 2013

Postcard survey set for Stonewall Jackson


Cumberland Times-News

CUMBERLAND — SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources will be conducting an angler survey at Stonewall Jackson Lake, according to Bret Preston, assistant chief of the Wildlife Resources Section. The survey is part of the agency’s effort to evaluate two proposed fishing regulations.

Currently, a catch-and-release regulation is in effect for black bass (largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass), and a 30-inch minimum size limit with a two-fish daily creel limit is in place for muskellunge. DNR proposes to allow a six-fish daily creel limit for all black bass, one of which may be 18 inches or greater; and a one fish daily creel limit with a 52-inch minimum size for muskellunge.

A stamped, self-addressed postcard containing questions about the proposed regulations will be placed on windshields of vehicles parked at the following public fishing and boating access areas: State Park, Vandalia, Little Skin Creek, Jacksonville, and Pen Run. Anglers are encouraged to complete the brief survey and mail the postcard to the DNR.