Trout Stocking in West Virginia

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Did you know that every winter, numerous lakes and streams in West Virginia are restocked with trout? This year, trout stocking in West Virginia took place in 51 lakes and streams. And, according to the Division of Natural Resources, this could lead to a record year for many anglers.

Lakes are stocked with fish to keep up with fishing demand along with supporting local habitats and restore populations. The fish are raised in hatcheries until they are big enough to be released into the wild.

This year, the lakes and streams were stocked with rainbow, brown, golden rainbow, and brook trout. And, because of the mild winter we had, the trout were able to grow bigger than usual.

“Our hatcheries have had a good year,” said Jim Hendrick, hatchery program manager for the Division of Natural Resources. “The mild fall really helped. The water in the hatcheries stayed relatively warm, and the fish continued to eat and grow. We’re kind of bursting at the seams with trout right now. In terms of pounds stocked, we might be looking at a record.”

Check this list to see which lakes and streams are stocked with trout each year in West Virginia.

June 18th is recognized as National Go Fishing Day. To celebrate, you should plan a trip to your favorite fishing hole. Has this been a record-setting fishing year for you?

Hyundai’s Flagship Is an Unexpected Addition

Hyundai's Flagship Car

At top the top of Hyundai’s lineup you’ll find something surprising—the Equus. This luxury full-size sedan offers buyers a compelling choice when compared to the competition. It comes with just as many features, an incredibly spacious interior, and all at a much more affordable price.

When you look at Hyundai’s flagship, it might seem like an odd match with the rest of the lineup, but even the least expensive Hyundai model is gaining premium features and uses well-made materials.

In the 2016 Hyundai Equus passengers will love the 126 cubic feet of interior space, more than in the Mercedes-Benz S550. The available 429-horsepower V8 engine delivers more power than the Lexus LS 460. And, with the Concierge Service, you’ll save time with personal services, like a “Your Time, Your Place” test drive.

With the Equus Ultimate, standard features include a hands-free smart trunk with auto open, a forward-view cornering camera, a 12.3-inch LCD instrument cluster, a Heads-up Display, a rear-seat entertainment system with dual 9.2-inch monitors, and power lumbar on rear outboard seats.

What do you think about the 2016 Hyundai Equus? Do you think it is a good flagship for the Hyundai brand?