— SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources has recognized area anglers for catching trophy fish.
Brook trout — Tyler Hoban, New Creek, a 3.67-pounder from the South Branch Potomac River; Charles M. Ruddle, Franklin, 4.1, South Branch Potomac; Kayla Hartman, Petersburg, 2.25, South Branch Potomac; William C. Muse III, Capon Bridge, 3.5, Lost River.
Channel catfish — Austin Fridley, Wardensville, a 25.5incher, Warden Lake.
Rainbow trout — James Vincell, Franklin, a 7.26pounder, South Branch Potomac; William Miller, Brandywine, 7.25, Brandywine Lake; Tim Berg, 4.17, 4.38, 6.23, North Fork South Branch Potomac; Joshua Wratchford, Petersburg, 6.45, South Branch Potomac; Jonathan Cook, Brandywine, 5.5, Brandywine Lake; Hunter Riggleman, Petersburg, 6.69, North Fork South Branch Potomac; Jeremiah McFudden, Keyser, 23 inches, private pond Grant County; Kalyn O’Brien, Keyser, 22.5 inches, private pond Grant County; Cash Jordan, Burlington, 4.58, private pond, Grant County; William C. Muse III, 4.5, Lost River.
Smallmouth bass — Dave Barb, Romney, a 4-pounder, South Branch Potomac.
Yellow perch — Jay Anderson, Terra Alta, 13.5 inches, private pond, Preston County.