Fish Tales

Fishing is a long-loved tradition in West Virginia, and that very first fish is something few forget. It’s almost a rite of passage among our hills and hollers, with stories that are always eager to be shared—some with a few lessons wrapped up in them.

Off the Hook

A look at some of West Virginia’s lesser-known fish species. This story was originally published in the May 2018 issue of Wonderful West Virginia magazine. To subscribe, visit Written by Wendy Holdren Dan Cincotta knows his fish. He even has a species named after him. The Crystallaria cincotta—or diamond