Aquaculture

Live Fish Sources

This is a list of people and businesses selling live fish in West Virginia. Five categories are listed: fingerlings, fish large enough to eat (foodfish), baitfish producers, aquaculture consultants, and private water stocked with fish open to the public (fee fishing).

The objective of this list is to assist with aquaculture development in West Virginia. As such, only West Virginia sources will be listed, and only for live, farm-raised products. This list is not all inclusive and is not intended as an endorsement of these companies. If you wish to be listed, or need to change a listing, contact:

Kenneth J. Semmens, Ph.D.
Extension Specialist – Aquaculture
1052 Agricultural Sciences Building
P.O. Box 6108
Morgantown, WV 26506-6108
Office: 304-293-2657
Fax: 304-293-6954

Regional Sources

Trout

Business Name Address Phone Notes
Allegheny Aquaculture Mike Nardella 304-783-5025
304-783-4861
Rainbow trout
Cole Mountain Trout Farm Roger Cole
Rte. 1 Box 182C
Terra Alta, WV 26764
304-789-2881 Rainbow and golden trout
April – October, Saturdays and Sundays noon – 5 p.m.
Divergent Natural Interests Frederick D. Hays
P.O. Box 241
Elkview, WV 25071
304-415-7617 Trout, Yellow Perch, Black Crappie, Grass Carp, Koi, Gold Fish, Largemouth Bass, Hybrid Striped Bass, Bluegill, Hybrid Bluegill, Red Ears, Catfish, Crayfish, Snails, Bull Frogs, Mosquito minnows, Fathead minnows, aquatic plants, aquaculture consulting
email
http://wvfish.tripod.com
Elk Springs Resort Daron and Lisa Dale Dean
#14A Dry Branch Road
Monterville, WV 26282
304-339-2FLY Brown, Rainbow and Brook Trout on the Elk River. Food size and fingerlings.
elkspringswv@aol.com
http://elkspringsflyshop.com
Elsey Creek Trout Hatchery Randy Smith
Rt 2 Box 160 B-1
Terra Alta WV 26764
304-789-6545 Rainbow, brook, and brown trout. Fingerling and food size
randy@elseycreek.com
www.elseycreek.com
Flowing Springs Farm Steve Haines
P.O. Box 92
Delray, WV 26714
304-496-1028 Rainbow, brook, and golden trout
fsf@citlink.net
Hills Creek Douglas Hill
RD. 1, Box 184
Moundsville, WV 26041
304-845-5438 Rainbow trout, foodfish to wholesalers and processors, hatchery and stockers
hillscreek@aol.com
Indian Lake Fisheries Jeff Tincher
108 Indian Lake Drive
Elkview, WV 25071
304-965-5661 Rainbow trout
Mountain State Trout Hatchery Wendy Putz
HC 60, Box 47
Franklin, WV 26807
304-358-2293 Kamloops rainbow trout
Mountaineer Trout Farm 300 Pickshin Hollow
Josephine, WV 25857
304-683-5006 Trout and Trout fingerlings
Rainbow Head Farms Mike Nardella
309 John St.
Clarksburg, WV 26301
304-783-5025
304-783-4861
Trout food fish and fingerlings, catfish fingerlings, grass carp and bass fingerlings. Bluegill (hybrid and Georgia giants), fingerlings, adult yellow perch, and koi
rainbowheadfarms@yahoo.com
www.rainbowheadfarms.com
Trout Lodge & Anglers Resort Rte. 2, Box 35
Lindside, WV 24951
304-753-9218 Rainbow trout,Pond fishing March – Nov. 30. 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.; stream fishing by reservation
Twin Fork Trout George Cottle
Rte. 4, Box 482B, Princeton, WV 24740
304-898-3000 Rainbow and brook trout
Whispering Pines Lake Bud Anderson
792 Whispering Pines Drive
Alum Creek, WV 25003
304-756-2579 Trout and catfish
Open year round
Zetts Tri-State Fish Farm and Hatchery Andrew Zetts
878 Hatchery Road
Inwood, WV 25428
304-229-3654 Rainbow trout

Catfish
Business Name Address Phone Notes
Divergent Natural Interests Frederick D. Hays
P.O. Box 241
Elkview, WV 25071
304-415-7617 Trout, Yellow Perch, Black Crappie, Grass Carp, Koi, Gold Fish, Largemouth Bass, Hybrid Striped Bass, Bluegill, Hybrid Bluegill, Red Ears, Catfish, Crayfish, Snails, Bull Frogs, Mosquito minnows, Fathead minnows, aquatic plants, aquaculture consulting
email
http://wvfish.tripod.com
Flowing Springs Farm Steve Haines
P.O. Box 92
Delray, WV 26714
304-496-1028 Channel Catfish
fsf@citlink.net
Indian Lake Fisheries Jeff Tincher
108 Indian Lake Drive
Elkview, WV 25071
304-965-5661 Channel Catfish
Whispering Pines Lake Bud Anderson
792 Whispering Pines Drive
Alum Creek, WV 25003
304-756-2579 Trout and catfish
Open year round
Zetts Tri-State Fish Farm and Hatchery Andrew Zetts
878 Hatchery Road
Inwood, WV 25428
304-229-3654 Channel, Flathead (>60 lbs.), Blue, White

Other Food Fish
Business Name Address Phone Notes
Divergent Natural Interests Frederick D. Hays
P.O. Box 241
Elkview, WV 25071
304-415-7617 Trout, Yellow Perch, Black Crappie, Grass Carp, Koi, Gold Fish, Largemouth Bass, Hybrid Striped Bass, Bluegill, Hybrid Bluegill, Red Ears, Catfish, Crayfish, Snails, Bull Frogs, Mosquito minnows, Fathead minnows, aquatic plants, aquaculture consulting
email
http://wvfish.tripod.com
Family Fishing & Camping Stewart McQuain
Route 2, Box 290
Grafton, WV 26354
304-265-1000 Channel Catfish, Bass and Bluegill
Call for more information
  Paul Fox
Route 1, Box 163
Proctor, WV 26055
304-455-3817 Striped Bass
Rainbow Head Farms Mike Nardella
309 John St.
Clarksburg, WV 26301
304-783-5025
304-783-4861
Trout food fish and fingerlings, catfish fingerlings, grass carp and bass fingerlings. Bluegill (hybrid and Georgia giants), fingerlings, adult yellow perch, and koi
rainbowheadfarms@yahoo.com
www.rainbowheadfarms.com
WV Salmon and Trout P.O. Box 40
Man, WV 25635
304-583-0037
fax 304-583-0038
Rainbow Trout, Atlantic Salmon
rockhouse@stargate.net

Trout Fingerlings
Business Name Address Phone Notes
Divergent Natural Interests Frederick D. Hays
P.O. Box 241
Elkview, WV 25071
304-415-7617 Trout, Yellow Perch, Black Crappie, Grass Carp, Koi, Gold Fish, Largemouth Bass, Hybrid Striped Bass, Bluegill, Hybrid Bluegill, Red Ears, Catfish, Crayfish, Snails, Bull Frogs, Mosquito minnows, Fathead minnows, aquatic plants, aquaculture consulting
email
http://wvfish.tripod.com
Elk Springs Resort Daron and Lisa Dale Dean
#14A Dry Branch Road
Monterville, WV 26282
304-339-2FLY Brown, Rainbow and Brook Trout on the Elk River. Food size and fingerlings.
elkspringswv@aol.com
http://elkspringsflyshop.com
Elsey Creek Trout Hatchery Randy Smith
Rt 2 Box 160 B-1
Terra Alta WV 26764
304-789-6545 Fingerling and food size rainbows and golden rainbows, brooks and browns
randy@elseycreek.com
www.elseycreek.com
Flowing Springs Farm Steve Haines
P.O. Box 92
Delray, WV 26714
304-496-1028 Rainbow, brook, and golden trout
fsf@citlink.net
Mountain State Trout Hatchery Wendy Putz
HC 60, Box 47
Franklin, WV 26807
304-358-2293 Kamloops rainbow trout
Mountaineer Trout Farm 300 Pickshin Hollow
Josephine, WV 25857
304-683-5006 Trout and Trout fingerlings
Rainbow Head Farms Mike Nardella
309 John St.
Clarksburg, WV 26301
304-783-5025
304-783-4861
Trout food fish and fingerlings, catfish fingerlings, grass carp and bass fingerlings. Bluegill (hybrid and Georgia giants), fingerlings, adult yellow perch, and koi
rainbowheadfarms@yahoo.com
www.rainbowheadfarms.com
Trout Lodge & Anglers Resort Rte. 2, Box 35
Lindside, WV 24951
304-753-9218 Rainbow Trout
Zetts Tri-State Fish Farm and Hatchery Andrew Zetts
878 Hatchery Road
Inwood, WV 25428
304-229-3654 Rainbow and Golden Trout

Catfish Fingerlings
Business Name Address Phone Notes
Divergent Natural Interests Frederick D. Hays
P.O. Box 241
Elkview, WV 25071
304-415-7617 Trout, Yellow Perch, Black Crappie, Grass Carp, Koi, Gold Fish, Largemouth Bass, Hybrid Striped Bass, Bluegill, Hybrid Bluegill, Red Ears, Catfish, Crayfish, Snails, Bull Frogs, Mosquito minnows, Fathead minnows, aquatic plants, aquaculture consulting
email
http://wvfish.tripod.com
Flowing Springs Farm Steve Haines
P.O. Box 92
Delray, WV 26714
304-496-1028 Channel Catfish
fsf@citlink.net
Rainbow Head Farms Mike Nardella
309 John St.
Clarksburg, WV 26301
304-783-5025
304-783-4861
Trout food fish and fingerlings, catfish fingerlings, grass carp and bass fingerlings. Bluegill (hybrid and Georgia giants), fingerlings, adult yellow perch, and koi
rainbowheadfarms@yahoo.com
www.rainbowheadfarms.com
Zetts Tri-State Fish Farm and Hatchery Andrew Zetts
878 Hatchery Road
Inwood, WV 25428
304-229-3654 Channel and Bullhead Catfish

Bass, Bluegill, etc Fingerlings
Business Name Address Phone Notes
Divergent Natural Interests Frederick D. Hays
P.O. Box 241
Elkview, WV 25071
304-415-7617 Trout, Yellow Perch, Black Crappie, Grass Carp, Koi, Gold Fish, Largemouth Bass, Hybrid Striped Bass, Bluegill, Hybrid Bluegill, Red Ears, Catfish, Crayfish, Snails, Bull Frogs, Mosquito minnows, Fathead minnows, aquatic plants, aquaculture consulting
email
http://wvfish.tripod.com
Hills Creek Douglas Hill
RD. 1, Box 184
Moundsville, WV 26041
304-845-5438 Species: hybrid striped and largemouth bass
hillscreek@aol.com
Rainbow Head Farms Mike Nardella
309 John St.
Clarksburg, WV 26301
304-783-5025
304-783-4861
Trout food fish and fingerlings, catfish fingerlings, grass carp and bass fingerlings. Bluegill (hybrid and Georgia giants), fingerlings, adult yellow perch, and koi
rainbowheadfarms@yahoo.com
www.rainbowheadfarms.com
Zetts Tri-State Fish Farm and Hatchery Andrew Zetts
878 Hatchery Road
Inwood, WV 25428
304-229-3654 Channel and Bullhead Catfish, Largemouth Bass, Bluegill, and Crappie

Baitfish
Business Name Address Phone Notes
  Lee Ann Courtney
2620 Fairmont Ave.
Fairmont, WV 26554
304-366-8183 Fathead minnows and goldfish
  Dan Pitts, Sr.
103 Washington Street
Saint Mary’s, WV 26170
304-684-7893 Fathead minnows
pittsfam@wirefire.com
Divergent Natural Interests Frederick D. Hays
P.O. Box 241
Elkview, WV 25071
304-415-7617 Trout, Yellow Perch, Black Crappie, Grass Carp, Koi, Gold Fish, Largemouth Bass, Hybrid Striped Bass, Bluegill, Hybrid Bluegill, Red Ears, Catfish, Crayfish, Snails, Bull Frogs, Mosquito minnows, Fathead minnows, aquatic plants, aquaculture consulting
email
http://wvfish.tripod.com
Goff’s Wholesale Donald and Laura Goff
Box 244
Griffithsville, WV 25521
304-524-9106
(after 5:00 pm)
Live bait shiners, carp. goldfish, bass minnows, and a selection of worms, wax, red, green and knight crawlers
az2az185@yahoo.com
White Mountain Aquatic Hatchery (The Pond Doctor) Jim White
RR 3, Box 85W
Kingwood, WV 26537
304-329-2703 Japanese koi, minnows, goldfish, perch, frog tadpoles, crayfish
Zetts Tri-State Fish Farm and Hatchery Andrew Zetts
878 Hatchery Road
Inwood, WV 25428
304-229-3654 Fathead Minnows, Goldfish, Rosy Red Minnows and Crayfish.

Consultants
Business Name Address Phone Notes
Divergent Natural Interests Frederick D. Hays
P.O. Box 241
Elkview, WV 25071
304-415-7617 Trout, Yellow Perch, Black Crappie, Grass Carp, Koi, Gold Fish, Largemouth Bass, Hybrid Striped Bass, Bluegill, Hybrid Bluegill, Red Ears, Catfish, Crayfish, Snails, Bull Frogs, Mosquito minnows, Fathead minnows, aquatic plants, aquaculture consulting
email
http://wvfish.tripod.com
The Pond Doctor Jim White
RR 3, Box 85W
Kingwood, WV 26537
304-329-2703 By appointment only
brook trout