"We could access only what we can access," he said.
For everywhere else, the autumn fish stock will go on as planned, something fishermen are looking forward to, Taylor said.
Also this fall, a small lake in Grant County along New Creek will be stocked after work on New Creek Dam 14 was completed earlier this year. The spot is located just off W.Va. 93 between New Creek, Mineral County, and Scherr, Grant County.
As for overnight accommodations, anglers should keep in mind that campgrounds on National Forest, National Park Service and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers land remain closed until the government shutdown ends. State-operated facilities, as well as private campgrounds, remain open.
For daily fish stocking reports, visit wvdnr.gov/Fishing/Stocking/DailyStock.shtm or call the state's Fishing Hotline at 304-558-3399.
While none of the areas to be stocked during the fall cycle are in Kanawha County, some bodies of water in nearby counties will be stocked. A complete list of areas to be stocked and the time of year those waterways are given fish is available in the DNR's fishing regulations manual.
Contact writer Matt Murphy at Matt.Mur...@dailymail.com or 304-348-4817.