Neosho National Fish Hatchery hosts seventh annual veterans fishing derby
An event participant shows off his catch. Photo by Bruce Hallman/USFWS.
On Saturday, March 17, Neosho National Fish Hatchery in Missouri hosted Rainbows for Veterans, the first of three public fishing events to be held at the hatchery 2018. More than 300 people, including 182 veterans, participated in the seventh annual veterans fishing derby. This year, the event coincided with St. Patrick’s Day. The luck of the leprechauns brought sunny skies as participants dipped their nets into a hatchery pond stocked with a few thousand rainbow trout. Most participants reached their catch limit by the time the ending whistle sounded at noon.
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