A perfect storm is hitting southern West Virginia’s Coal River.
Just as the river and its two main tributaries are recovering from decades’ worth of environmental abuse, anglers are discovering the benefits of fishing from kayaks. Those factors are triggering a recreational whirlwind.
Bill Currey has been watching it build, and he couldn’t be happier.
“We’ve had a huge influx of new people,” said Currey, a spokesman for the Coal River Group, a non-profit organization dedicated to protecting, preserving and promoting the watershed…