By RACHEL C. DOVE
VARNEY - Springtime temperatures and the sport of fishing go hand in hand.
Thanks to a joint effort between the Mingo County Commission and the Delbarton Kiwanis, Pigeon Creek is now stocked and ready for the avid fishermen within the Tug Valley area.
“For the last two years, the county commission has stocked Pigeon Creek with trout that average 9-12 inches in length and weigh about a pound,” said Commissioner David Baisden. “We joined with the Delbarton Kiwanis and stocked on Thursday, and on Friday there were people fishing all along the banks of the creek.”
Baisden said that as far as he knows now, Pigeon Creek is due to be stocked an additional three times this year. The Pigeon Creek Water Shed has promised to stock, as well as Coal-Mac and the Tri-State Pipeline.
“Fishing is a favorite pastime that is enjoyed by a lot of people in Mingo County, and it’s a tradition that has been passed down through several generations of families,” said Baisden. “The county commission is proud to be able to assist in making Pigeon Creek a place where the public can enjoy a relaxing sport.”