The West Virginia Department of Natural Resources Commission approved fishing regulation changes for Stonewall Jackson Lake at its quarterly meeting on Sunday.
The new rules will allow anglers to harvest up to six black bass per day from Stonewall Jackson Lake, including one fish more than 18 inches in length.
In addition, fishermen will only be allowed to keep muskies over 52 inches in length. Previously, fish over 30 inches could be kept.
DNR Chief of Wildlife Curtis Taylor said the changes are in response to public interest and because the lake has existed long enough that the time period for ideal fishing has passed due to natural changes in the lake. The reservoir was filled in 1990.The new regulations will take effect Jan. 1.