West Virginia Gold Rush

The West Virginia Gold Rush is Back!



The statewide West Virginia Gold Rush is back for another year to paint rivers throughout our state gold with golden rainbow trout, every West Virginia fisherman’s favorite treasure. During the week of March 27- April 4, many state parks and local businesses in WV are offering deals and getaway packages to celebrate the stocking of these favored fish. Whether you’re an avid fisherman or newly introduced, gather the family and try your hand at catching a golden rainbow trout! Don’t forget that a WV fishing license with a valid trout stamp is needed to be able to fish for these rainbow trout.

In Mountaineer Country, check out access points on both the Coopers Rock Lake and Tygart Lake Tailwaters. Enjoy contests, discounts to regional attractions, and more by participating in this annual event in the region and go for gold while cherishing memories #MadeInMountaineerCountry.


McFly Outdoors: Want to win big as you go for gold this season? Participate in McFly Outdoors’ “Gold Rush Fun Fishing Contest!” Register in person at the Morgantown location in Suncrest Towne Centre or by calling 304-592-4022. Participants will have a chance to win a $25 gift card or an official McFly Outdoors hat. Then, throughout the event, participants can enjoy 10% off all fly-fishing inventory in McFly Outdoors’ Morgantown location. Rules of this contest will be provided at registration. 


Holiday Inn Morgantown: Hang up your waders and unwind after an adventurous day in Mountaineer Country at Holiday Inn Morgantown – University Area. There, Gold Rush fishermen and anglers can enjoy 12% off the hotel’s best flexible rate. Must mention “Mountaineer Deals” upon check-in. 


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