West Virginia installs more spider blocks

Photo courtesy of Jerod Harman
These spider blocks were placed in Summersville Lake by West Virginia B.A.S.S. Nation members.

SUMMERSVILLE, W.Va. — The West Virginia B.A.S.S. Nation has planted another 50 artificial habitats in Summersville Lake.

The habitats are constructed of concrete blocks and piping. They provide shelter for bass and fry from predation.

This project was a continuation of a long-term project by the West Virginia chapter. Participating clubs were the Mon Valley Bassmasters, Bassbusters and Buckhannon Bassmasters. The 12 volunteers worked with the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

Participants contributed 160 man hours to the project and added 2 acres of habitat. They raised $1,500 for the effort.