Golden Rainbow Trout Being Stocked in West Virginia Waters

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – A special stocking of golden rainbow trout is returning to West Virginia’s lakes and streams.

Gov. Jim Justice says in a news release the bright yellow trout is being added to 55 designated locations around the state this week.

The Division of Natural Resources expects to stock about 40,000 golden rainbows this year. Stocking locations can be found at .

DNR hatchery program manager Jim Hedrick says the goal is to get people, especially children and new anglers, excited about trout fishing in West Virginia. He says Gold Rush T-shirts will be given to those who catch the trout with tags on them.

Golden rainbow trout were introduced in 1963 as part of the state’s centennial celebration.