It is our mission to provide you with a true back country experience of camping and fishing.

Experience wild, wonderful, West Virginia fishing at its finest!

Fishing With Cool Water Outfitters

At Cool Water Outfitters, we cater our fishing trips to all abilities (beginner to expert) and all interest levels. We offer some of the most pristine back country fishing within West Virginia (access limited to "on-foot" and horseback only) and on National Forest waters. Our season starts typically in early spring when fishing for big brookies and rainbows can be hot. 


In early to mid-July is when we can get to some of our most remote waters via horseback and mule strings including getting our remote camps set. These remote spots offer back country fishing at its finest for big rainbows and brookies. It is about the early to mid-July timeframe that small river fishing heats up and stays productive most of the summer. If you enjoy fishing light tackle and dry flies for small brookies, this is as good as it gets!


For guided trips, we offer experienced, professional guides who know both the water and the country. In preparation for your trip, we will provide insight on proper gear, tackle and flies needed. For those who are beginners, we also offer fly fishing instruction and thoroughly enjoy introducing folks to the sport. You'd be surprised with a little instruction and time on the water how quickly you can improve and start catching fish! We certainly also understand many youngsters may not yet be ready for fly fishing and want to spin fish. That is not a problem either. We do encourage pinching the barbs on hooks with lures as we actively practice catch and release to preserve the quality of our fisheries. However, this does not exclude keeping a few small brookies for an appetizer here and there.


When you come fish with Cool Water Outfitters, you can expect to find a professional, experienced staff as well as excellent stock for all riding abilities. Therefore, if you enjoy riding the back country and want to get away from the crowds on your next fishing adventure, we are a destination you need to experience. We will put together a trip that meets your interests. Lastly, if you have any special requests please ask (including menu), we will do what we can to make your fishing trip with us everything you want it to be and more!


Whether you are a novice or an experienced angler, our guides will help you navigate the crystal-clear waters of Shavers Fork for both native and stocked trout.

Trip Information

Fishing License Info

In order to fish with Cool Water Outfitters in West Virginia, you will need a West Virginia Fishing license.  Click below to get a license.

Rates and Booking

Ready to book your fishing expedition with Cool Water Outfitters? Check here for our most current rates and booking information.

Fishing Checklist

We've put together a comprehensive gear and supplies list to help you plan your fishing trip to Cool Water Outfitters.

Contact Us

Do you prefer to speak in person? So do we! Give us a call or shoot us an email and we can arrange a time to speak one-on-one.

Trip Planning

Booked your trip? Here are some resources and information to help you plan for a successful trip with Cool Water Outfitters!

Riding Forms

Please take a minute to print out the file for Disclosure Rules, Trail Riding Rules, and our Helmet Form.  All pages must be signed prior to trip.

Alpine Lodge and Restaurant

If you want to save drive time the morning of your trip, or stay the night after your trip ends, please consider the Alpine Lodge and Restaurant which is only 20 minutes from the West Fork Trail parking. The lodge is owned and operated by Dana & Zach Burke. For more information, please call 304-636-1470 or 304-614-5250, or click on the button.