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Entiat Natl Fish Hatchery does it BIG
Pacific Region, June 8, 2013
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The present and future fishermen taking home the catch of the day.
The present and future fishermen taking home the catch of the day. - Photo Credit: Linda Gammell/Broken Wing Photo
Volulnteers from the Entiat Valley and the Entiat NFH worked together to create this beautiful fishing pond so many could enjoy fishing here.
Volulnteers from the Entiat Valley and the Entiat NFH worked together to create this beautiful fishing pond so many could enjoy fishing here. - Photo Credit: Linda Gammell/Broken Wing Photo
Father and son are all smiles as the largest trout caught  is displayed(a whopping 12.5 pounder).
Father and son are all smiles as the largest trout caught is displayed(a whopping 12.5 pounder). - Photo Credit: Susan Peterson/FWS
"It's as big as you are!" A champion fisherwoman in the making with her dad. - Photo Credit: Susan Peterson/FWS
Caleb got both his trophy trout and his outdoor badge today.
Caleb got both his trophy trout and his outdoor badge today. - Photo Credit: Susan Peterson/FWS

Entiat’s Kid’s Fishing Day was big….in fact, the largest fishing event that the Leavenworth Fisheries Complex has seen. With expectations of a crowd around 400, Hatchery Manager Craig Chisam and his staff were scrambling when close to 1,000 people began to line-up to get in, even in 92 degree weather!

 

Apparently, the word that 8 pound trout were to be caught got around the valley. Once people arrived at the hatchery and found that trout over 12 pounds were being caught, well, they just didn’t want to leave! Everyone enjoyed a beautiful day and the new fishing pond (built largely by volunteers) was a big success.

There was archery for the kids, fishing, and stations to issue poles, weigh and measure fish, plus a cleaning station to make the day great. The event had to be extended by four hours because so many people came….and stayed!

Many, many thanks to the dedication of the staff and the many volunteers including the Wenatchee Sportsmen’s Association, Trout Unlimited, Wenatchi River Traditional Archers, and the Entiat Fire Department for all the extra effort that day.


Contact Info: Susan Peterson, 509-548-6662 ext 231, susan_peterson@fws.gov
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