Spring turkey season ended on a very high note for
me. I took a nice gobbler with a 10-inch beard. The hunt ended nice and
early, and allowed me to be on time for work, Saturday morning. This
last day turkey complimented my opening day turkey, which sported a
Fishing is in full swing. It is trotline time on
the Little Kanawha River. Remember, a trotline needs to have a legible
name tag and be checked every day. Game fish may be used, if caught on
rod and reel, so it is legal to use a bluegill as long as it was caught
on a rod and reel. Rock bass make wonderful trotline bait as well.
The state record flathead catfish is from the
Little Kanawha. The fish was caught in 1956 by a L.L. McClung. It was 52
inches long and weighed 70 lbs. Rumor is that it was caught in the
vicinity of where the Hughes dumps into the Little Kanawha, near Newark.
It is feasible that a larger fish swims the Little Kanawha today.