Updated Wed, May 8, 2013 8:51 am
Catfish stocking is beginning in mid-May at West Virginia's state parks.
Division of Natural Resources Director Frank Jezioro says catfishing is increasing in popularity with young people and the agency is making it even more rewarding.
Tagged channel catfish will be stocked into lakes at Cacapon, Cedar Creek, Chief Logan, Pipestem, and Tomlinson Run state parks.
Anglers who catch a tagged fish are asked to return the tag or the tag number along with other information. They'll get a certificate and get to choose from a series of prizes.
Other state parks stocked with catfish include Berwind Lake, Laurel Lake, Little Beaver State Park Lake, North Bend State Park Pond, and Watoga State Park Lake. Those catfish will not be tagged.
A fishing license for anyone age 15 and older.