West Virginia Wild Trout Fishery Saved

Posted Monday July 24, 2017 by wf_admin

Recognized by West Virginia as one of the few streams in the state with naturally reproducing wild native rainbow trout and native brook trout, Seneca Creek has a new lease on life thanks to support from Wildlife Forever. The stream is located near Spruce Knob and is a popular fishing destination in the Monongahela National Forest. An old logging road converted to a hiking trail gave access to much of the stream. The trail was eroding and degrading the water quality and fish habitat in Seneca Creek. The habitat improvement project involved removing old culverts, improving drainage, relocating sections of the hiking trail and reseeding disturbed areas.