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Fishing Elkhorn Creek at the Elkhorn Inn!

Fishing & Hunting in McDowell County!

The Elkhorn Inn is in GREAT fishing & hunting country: McDowell County, WV! We've got EXCELLENT fishing and flyfishing for brown and rainbow right at the Inn on Elkhorn Creek, which has been called "THE best wild trout stream in the USA" for its abundance of very large (24"-32") trout!
The Elkhorn Inn is Number 2 on WiseBread's nation-wide list of "8 Affordable Destimations For People Who Love To Fish"!
Our Orvis Guide fly-fishing guest is quoted in this Charleston Gazette-Mail article, discussing the wild trout he caught in Elkhorn Creek...
"Top Spots for West Virginia Trout Fishing in Game and Fish Magazine.
"More on West Virginia Tout" in Game and Fish Magazine.
Record-breaking trout have been caught in our county, and our many of our fishing guests, including Trout Unlimited members, often catch and release between 30 and 150 fish a day! 
In addition, McDowell County offers bow-hunting for deer, shotgun hunting for turkey and bear, trout fishing at several stocked trout streams, and fishing on Anawalt and Berwind Lakes.

Fishing & Hunting in McDowell County!

All you need to fish Elkhorn Creek is a regular West Virginia fishing license, which can be purchased online at WV DNR or at any Walmart in the state of West Virginia. As Elkhorn Creek is NOT stocked, we strongly promote "catch-and-release" fishing, and highly recommend chest-waders if you will fishing in the creek.
More on West Virignia Trout Fishing
 by Bruce Ingram
Top Spots for West Virginia Spring Fishing by Bruce Ingram

Wild trout caught right behind the Elkhorn Inn!

Fishing & Hunting in McDowell County!

Wild trout caught right behind the Elkhorn Inn!

An Elkhorn Inn Guest and his Trout!

Fishing & Hunting in McDowell County!

An Elkhorn Inn Guest and his Elkhorn Creek trout!

Fly-Fishing Elkhorn Creek near the Elkhorn Inn

Fishing & Hunting in McDowell County!
 

Fly-fishing Elkhorn Creek near the Elkhorn Inn

Fly-Fishing Elkhorn Creek near the Elkhorn Inn

Fishing & Hunting in McDowell County!
 

Fly-fishing Elkhorn Creek near the Elkhorn Inn

How Elkhorn Creek became "the best wild trout stream in the USA"...

Fishing & Hunting in McDowell County!

FROM WIRE COPY - 05/08/04 - AP-WV - OUTDOORS EXCHANGE - (c)ASSOCIATED PRESS TROUT PLENTIFUL IN TROUBLED MCDOWELL COUNTY CREEK
ELKHORN CREEK, A STREAM USED 50 YEARS AGO TO WASH COAL, IS NOW A POPULAR, PLENTIFUL TROUT STREAM BY ACCIDENT. IN THE 1970S A HATCHERY TRUCK BROKE DOWN ALONG US ROUTE 52. THE DRIVER DECIDED THE RAINBOW TROUT WERE MORE LIKELY TO SURVIVE IN THE CREEK THAN ON THE PAVEMENT. THE TROUT IN FACT FLOURISHED. THEN IN 1993, THE DIVISION OF NATURAL RESOURCES STOCKED BROWN TROUT THERE AND THEY THRIVED. IN FACT, THESE TROUT ARE AMONG THE FATTEST, FASTEST-GROWING AND MOST FLOURESCENT TROUT TO BE FOUND ANYWHERE. HOWEVER THE FISH WILL NOT QUALIFY FOR THE TROUT-STOCKING PROGRAM.

Elkhorn Creek's wild trout...

Fishing & Hunting in McDowell County!
 


Elkhorn Creek's wild trout...

Elkhorn Creek's wild trout...

Fishing & Hunting in McDowell County!
 

Elkhorn Creek's wild trout...

Elkhorn Creek's wild trout...

Fishing & Hunting in McDowell County!
 

Elkhorn Creek's wild trout...

A Fishing Dinner Party at the Elkhorn Inn!

Fishing & Hunting in McDowell County!

The table's set at the Elkhorn Inn for a fishing dinner party!