Cranberry River

Richwood, West Virginia 26261

Cranberry River

Cranberry River Professional Review and Guide

"A marvelous example of how a once-sterile stream can be restored to a prominent trout fishery. And what a river it is. Rising in the Cranberry Glades between Black Mountain and Blue Knob, the river flows through a 35,864-acre wilderness area, the largest USDA Forest Service wilderness area in the state.

The upper reaches of North, South, and Dogway Forks are brook trout country, those thin, dark, shady waters overhung by laurel and rhododendron where fishing is more a matter of dappling a fly on a long 7X tippet than making a cast. From the junction of the North and South forks down to the low water bridge where Dogway enters and all the way down Dogway, a combined distance of more than 6 miles is catch-and-release only. Species: Brook, brown, rainbow. Angling methods: spin, and fly-fishing."

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Jul 2018