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NCnative

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hey there, newish to Morgantown but have just started fly fishing recently, would really like to know some good streams around the area that are good for trout. I have fished the big sandy in bruceton but every time I go it is a circus. any advice or some help in the right direction would be greatly appreciated! 
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drive to granville md and fish the casselman can buy a  license and get info at the little sporting good store in down town takes about 40 min from downtown on 68
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Since you only have one post and am seeking information, I’d say a better approach would be to go to new user introductions and tell us a little about yourself.
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Lots of good water around Morgantown. Depends on your goals.
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Thanks for the advice, just trying to catch some fish! 
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retired48

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White Day Creek is between Mgtn and Fairmont on 73 by the White Day Golf Course.  By the way, any stocked stream is a circus when they stock.
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Tazmanme

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You could drop down into Tucker county to St George and bash some stockers on horse shoe run or clover run. See some of the cheat river for future reference. Doubt you’d see to many others . Good place to start, as you go south from there it just keeps getting better. Look at dnr fishing maps can be helpful . Good luck and Welcome
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Another option would be Quebec Run Wild area in PA. About 30-40 minutes from Morgantown. Less from the Cheat lake area. All the streams have brook trout and you can access an upper portion of the big sandy that doesn’t get pounded as much. I’m not a trout fisherman but have seen fish in the streams while mountain biking up there.

http://www.pittecp.org/sites/default/files/tripreports/dcnr_20028456.pdf
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TCFlyFisher

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I'd look into Dunkard Creek for warmwater options. Just sayin'. 

I feel that searching the local stocker streams for trout was a waste of my time.

I'd go to Maryland or explore PA just north of the border for trout.
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I live within pi$$ing distance to white day creek and i won't even bother...
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TCFlyFisher

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Not to talk down on White Day or other streams by any means. They are neat areas to explore and it's always good to have an excuse to poke around. Neat territory with some interesting back roads. 

My POV is that there are more worthwhile options for successful, fun fishing in other areas.
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For trout, unless you are looking to stand elbow to elbow, the best bet within an hour is PA or MD.

The mainstem Cheat is stocked by a private group from Rowlesburg to Pringle Run. Its big water.

The Tygart Dam tailwaters in Grafton is also stocked, but again big water.

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Agree with the above - the Casselman is your best bet.  Close to Morgantown, tons of fish, easy to catch with egg or worm patterns.  It's the only place where I can truthfully say I've had a triple digit day, and I've done it there more than once. Only downside is the out-of-state license (what is it, ~$50?) and the fact that it's really only a springtime fishery - delayed harvest regs end sometime around Memorial Day, and it gets too low and warm to hold trout through the summer anyhow.   Bear Creek and the Savage are other good options just across the border in Maryland.
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