Brook trout will be stocked in Big Tumbling Creek located at the Clinch Mountain Fee Fishing Area during the month of April beginning after opening weekend. The month long special brook trout stocking will include more than 400 large brook trout sized 1.5 to 2 lbs. mixed with stocker size brook trout. Brook trout stocked throughout the month will test the skills of anglers of all ages. New this year, two barrier-free trails are now open for limited mobility anglers.
Fisheries Biologist Steve Owens reminds anglers that a trout licenses and daily permits prior to arrival at Clinch Mountain WMA. The closest license agents are located at Walmart stores in Abingdon, Lebanon and Marion. Cell and internet services are not available on site, so if purchasing licenses and daily permits online, complete your transaction while in a coverage area. Steve also advises that experienced anglers, like his daughter Clara pictured here, recommend you pick up some salmon peach power bait to net that big one! Additional information may be found by contacting the Marion Regional Office (276-783-4860).
Celebrate Trout Heritage Day with the kids in Madison, Virginia today with the Rapidan Chapter of Trout Unlimited and VDGIF partnered with Graves Mountain Lodge Trout Heritage Day and Kid's Fishing Day. Several hundred trout are stocked along a private section of the Rose River, solely for children under the age of 12 to experience the joy of fishing. This popular event is just Saturday again this year and features educational exhibits and skill building activities for both novice and experienced outdoor enthusiasts. Support Kid's Day and Trout Heritage Day at Graves Mountain Lodge in Madison County adjacent to Shenandoah National Park.