Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Units Program: West Virginia
Education, Research and Technical Assistance for Managing Our Natural Resources

West Virginia Project

Summersville Reservoir Walleye Creel Survey

March 2008 - December 2010


Participating Agencies

  • West Virginia Division of Natural Resources

Summersville Reservoir is an important walleye fishery within West Virginia. The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources manages the fishery, and information is needed on walleye catch rates and angler attitudes. This study focused on estimating catch and harvest rates of walleyes with the use of angler and creel survey data. Also, angler surveys provided information on angler attitudes toward the fishery.