Cumberland Times-News


July 20, 2013

South Branch Potomac W.Va.’s best water for large rainbows

SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. — During 2012, the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources recorded 684 entries into the Trophy Fish Citation Program.

Since the agency began charging $5 to record trophy fish, entries have dwindled substantially.

 The greatest number of entries since the program began in 1976 was in 1988 with 3,514.

The crown for giving up the most rainbow trout is again worn by the South Branch of the Potomac River where 28 of at least 4 pounds or 21 inches were landed. Either weight or length can qualify a fish.

Running away with first place for the most trophy smallmouth bass was New River. Thirty-seven bronzebacks weighing 4 pounds or more or stretching 20 inches or over were caught there.

The most trophy largemouth bass of 5-pound or 21-inch minimums, 17 of them, were caught, not surprisingly, in private farm ponds throughout the Mountain State.

The results from some area waters include:

Blackwater River — two brook trout (1.5 pounds or 15 inches).

Brandywine Lake — two brook trout, one golden rainbow trout, one largemouth bass, one rainbow trout.

Jennings Randolph Lake — one walleye (5 pounds or 25 inches).

Kimsey Run Lake — one largemouth bass.

Larenim Lake — one rainbow trout.

North Fork of South Branch Potomac — eight brook trout, one brown trout (4 pounds or 21 inches), one golden rainbow trout, 13 rainbow trout.

Opequon Creek — one muskellunge (15 pounds or 40 inches), two rainbow trout, one walleye.

Seneca Creek — one rainbow trout.

Shavers Fork — eight brook trout, six brown trout, one rainbow trout.

Sleepy Creek Lake — one largemouth bass.

South Branch Potomac — 18 brook trout, nine channel catfish, 28 rainbow trout, four smallmouth bass, two walleye.

South Fork South Branch Potomac — one golden rainbow trout.

Spruce Knob Lake — three brook trout, one brown trout, two rainbow trout.

Warden Lake — two largemouth bass, two northern pike (8 pounds or 32 inches).

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