Golden rainbow trout stocking returns to WVa lakes, streams

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A golden Rainbow Trout is in the mix of other adult trout being stocked on Monday, March 21, 2016 at Allegheny County’s North Park in McCandless, Pa., north of Pittsburgh. The fish are being stocked for the upcoming Pennsylvania trout season the opens statewide on April 16, 2016. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A special stocking of golden rainbow trout is returning to West Virginia’s lakes and streams.

Gov. Jim Justice says the bright yellow trout is being added to more than 60 designated locations around the state starting this week.

The Division of Natural Resources expects to stock 50,000 golden rainbows.

Stocking locations can be found by clicking here.

This year 100 trout have been tagged, and anyone catching them can enter a drawing to win one of four prizes.

The grand prize is a three-night cabin stay at Blackwater Falls State Park.

Golden rainbow trout were introduced in 1963 as part of the state’s centennial.

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