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Trout Fishing on Paint Creek

Trout Fishing on Paint Creek (near Pax, WV)

The Paint Creek fishing areas are divided into two sections:

Catch and Release (C&R) Area: This fishing area is stocked from the mouth of Skitter Creek upstream 2-miles to the mouth of Milburn Creek. WV-15 provides access to this section of Paint Creek. The C&R section of Paint Creek is stocked once in April. 

Non-Catch and Release Area: This fishing area is stocked from Pax, WV  downstream to the Catch and Release Area and in a 4-mile section from Tenmile Creek to Ash Branch . WV-25, WV-15, and WV-83 provide access to fishing spots alone the stream. This section of Paint Creek is stocked once in February and once every two weeks from March through May. 

Directions: The Pax, WV area can be access from I-77 or via WV-27 from Mount Hope, WV.

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