I paid for the West Virginia license that was required: five days fishing, law enforcement stamp, national forest stamp, and trout stamp: total, $46.00! I kept wondering why fishing just wasn't enjoyable this time, then I realized: I was working to make up for the $46.00 invested. At the end of my vacation, I decided not to fish WV anymore--at least not solo for enjoyment. The first time I fished WV was simply to take my daughter out and do something enjoyable. The cost, however, is too prohibitive in my opinion to do this anymore. I realize that the fisheries and game wardens need to get paid, but with trout seasons disappearing (going year-round), and more restrictions being levied all the time, I'm becomingly increasingly committed to remaining in-state. Maybe I'll reconsider for a gathering out there somewhere. What do you think?