Boasting several rivers and streams, Webster County is home to some of North America’s finest angling. The waters are often brimming with trout, smallmouth bass, rock bass and catfish. Listed among the WV DNR’s “Favorite fishing waters” are the Elk, Cranberry and Williams Rivers. Trout are stocked regularly in the Back Fork of Elk, Elk, Cranberry, Desert Fork, Fall Run, Laurel Fork, Williams, Sugar Creek, Gauley, Left Fork of Holly and Right Fork of Little Kanawha.
For a warmwater fishing experience, the 55-acre Big Ditch Lake near Cowen is known for largemouth bass, bluegill, crappie and channel catfish. Fishing accommodations are provided for the physically disabled.
Also, try out Pete’s Lake, located near Diana. This small lake is stocked for a private pay fishing experience.

So bring family, friends, and fishing buddies, and come angle “The Waters Best Cast Upon” of Webster County!