Current through Register Vol. XL, No. 46, November 17, 2023
Section 58-60-4 - Opening and Closing Dates4.1. Black Bass Season (Largemouth, Smallmouth, and Spotted Bass). -- The black bass season is open year-round.4.2. Trout Season (Brook, Brown, Rainbow, Golden Rainbow, and Tiger Trout). -- The trout season is open year-round, except as provided in Sections 4.2.1. through 4.2.5. of these regulations.4.2.1. From November 1 through May 15, a 1.2-mile section of Middle Wheeling Creek in Ohio County beginning just above the upper limit of Middle Wheeling Creek Lake and extending downstream to the mouth of Gillespie Run is open for catch and release trout fishing only.4.2.2. From November 1 through May 15, a 1-mile section of the Clear Fork of Guyandotte River in Wyoming County beginning at the state Route 6 bridge and extending upstream to the R.D. Bailey Wildlife Management Area manager's residence is open for catch and release trout fishing only.4.2.3. From November 1 through May 15, Paint Creek from Ash Branch upstream 12.5 miles to the mouth of Milburn Creek in Kanawha and Fayette Counties is open for catch and release trout fishing only.4.2.4. From November 1 through May 15, William's River from a signed location approximately two miles downstream of Tea Creek extending two miles downstream in Pocahontas County is open for catch and release trout fishing only.4.2.5. From November 1 through May 15, Shavers Fork River extending from the mouth of Whitmeadow Run downstream 5.5 miles to the mouth of McGee Run in Randolph County is open for catch and release trout fishing only.4.3. Muskellunge Season. -- Open year-round.4.4. Tiger Musky Season. -- Open year-round.4.5. Northern Pike Season. -- Open year-round.4.6. Hybrid Striped Bass Season. -- Open year-round.4.7. Walleye Season. -- Open year-round.4.8. Sauger Season. -- Open year-round.4.9. Saugeye Season. -- Open year-round.4.10. Channel Catfish Season. -- Open year-round, except as provided in Section 11.4.11. Other Game and Nongame Fish Seasons. -- The seasons for game and nongame fish species not listed in Section 4 of these regulations are open year-round, except as provided in Section 11 of these regulations.4.12. Frog Season (Bullfrogs and Green Frogs). -- This season opens at 9:00 p.m. on the Saturday nearest to June 15 and closes at midnight on July 31, except as provided in Section 4.12.1. of these regulations.4.12.1. Big Sandy River (Wayne County) and Tug Fork River (Mingo and Wayne counties). The frog season on portions of these rivers between the states of Kentucky and West Virginia opens at noon on the third Friday in May and closes at midnight on October 31.