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WV Slaty Fork of the Elk River - Fishing

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Lat: 38.416409
Lng: -80.129074

Marker owner: Brownie

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WV Slaty Fork of the Elk River
Marker Description: The Slaty Fork of the Elk River is a catch and release section, named for the town that hosts the parking area.

Off the main road drive through the lumberyard/lumber factory to the end of the road where it turns to dirt and pass over the berm and the "no camping" sign. See the sign for the Slaty Fork section.

Walk down the rail bed to the fisherman's trail that parallels the rail bed.

The Slaty section is like a Shenandoah Valley stream. It is barely 20 feet across. The river bottom was full of stones and there are plenty of under cut banks with overhanging vegetation to shade the water and give trout cover. f

There are good number of small trout from the outset and that number grows if you're willing to trek deeper into the National Forest.

Getting There: At town of Huttonsville. Turn South onto US Route 219 and follow about 30 miles to County Route 219-12 at town of Slaty Fork. Turn North onto County Route 219-12 and follow about 0.6 miles to the start of Catch and Release section.

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Re: Elk River Slaty Fork Posted by Brownie Sat. February 06, 2010 06:58 pm
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