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  • Two biologists grab a black bin full of colorful trout to stock them in a river
    Information icon Rainbow Trout stocking Toccoa River Delayed Harvest. Photo by USFWS.

    Chattahoochee Forest NFH provides trout for delayed harvest

    October 3, 2019 | 1 minute read

    Delayed harvest stockings are done annually from late fall to early spring, providing a captivating experience for anglers feeling the urge for some good trout fishing aside from the regular stocking months of March - September.  Learn more...

  • Six volunteers huddled uner a pavilion to avoid the rain.
    Information icon Trout Unlimited volunteers at the Senior Fishing Rodeo. Photo by Crystal Thomas, USFWS.

    Seniors enjoy fishing rodeo at Chattahoochee Forest National Fish Hatchery

    June 10, 2019 | 1 minute read

    Dark skies and occasional heavy rains did not stop die-hard anglers from attending the Seniors Fishing Rodeo at Chattahoochee Forest National Fish Hatchery June 7; more than 150 anglers ages 55 to 90 years old attended. Rock Creek was stocked with beautiful rainbow and brook trout each day, including some fish weighing as much as 4 pounds. A free hotdog lunch was provided to participants courtesy of Friends of the Hatchery, Trout Unlimited of Blue Ridge #696 and Blairsville #692, Save-A-Lot Blue Ridge, Coca Cola, and Pepsi Cola.  Learn more...

  • A brother and sister pair showing off their rainbow trout catch.
    Information icon Brother and sister hooked on trout fishing at kids fishing rodeo at Chattahoochee Forest NFH. Photo by Crystal Thomas, USFWS.

    Kids Fishing Rodeo Chattahoochee Forest National Fish Hatchery (GA)

    June 9, 2019 | 1 minute read

    Rainy weather did not stop more than 500 people from attending the Kids Fishing Rodeo at Chattahoochee Forest National Fish Hatchery on June 8, 2019. Rock Creek was stocked with beautiful rainbow and brook trout, including some fish weighing as much as 4 lbs. A free hotdog lunch was provided to participants courtesy of Friends of the Hatchery, Trout Unlimited of Blue Ridge #696 and Blairsville #692, Save-A-Lot, Coca Cola, and Pepsi Cola.  Learn more...

  • Dozens of volunteers pose for a photo in front of a sign that reads "Thank you vounteers!"
    Information icon Volunteers from the Special Kids Fishing Rodeo at Chattahoochee Forest NFH. Photo by Crystal Thomas, USFWS.

    Volunteers help special kids fishing rodeo

    May 15, 2019 | 1 minute read

    Thanks to more than 60 volunteers, students from north Georgia area schools and adults were able to enjoy a great day of fishing at Chattahoochee Forest National Fish Hatchery on May 8, 2019. The Special Kids Fishing Rodeo is pre-arranged annually for students and adults with disabilities, many of which are confined to wheelchairs. Generations of dedicated volunteers provide one-on-one fishing assistance for each participant. One teacher said, “My students look forward to this experience each year.  Learn more...

  • A veteran wearing a Vietnam War hat smiles from the bank of a creek holding a rainbow trout on the end of his line
    Information icon Veteran catching trout from Rock Creek. Photo by Crystal Thomas, UFSWS.

    Vets Enjoy Fishing Rodeo at Chattahoochee Forest NFH

    May 5, 2019 | 1 minute read

    On Friday, May 3rd, Chattahoochee Forest National Fish Hatchery near Suches, Georgia, held its seventh annual Veterans Appreciation Fishing Rodeo. More than 150 U.S. military veterans and family members attended the free event. Approximately 3,200 trout were stocked into Rock Creek especially for the event including a number of fish weighing 3 pounds or more. Partners including Friends of the Hatchery, Project Healing Waters, Fannin County EMS, Appalachian Judicial Court System, and Trout Unlimited Chapters of Blairsville, Blue Ridge, Dahlonega, Clarkesville and others assisted with the event.  Learn more...

  • Chattahoochee Forest’s Trout in the Classroom program

    October 4, 2018 | 1 minute read

    Trout in the Classroom representative Roger Johnson visited Chattahoochee Forest National Fish Hatchery for help in setting up Fannin County High School’s Trout in the Classroom program  Learn more...

  • A dozen plus children smiling while holding their Let’s Go Fishing activity books.
    Information icon A group of students at Chattahoochee Forest National Fish Hatchery. Photo by Crystal Thomas, USFWS.

    How to earn the Junior Ranger Let’s Go Fishing Badge

    June 19, 2018 | 1 minute read

    On June 14, 2018, dozens of students visited Chattahoochee Forest National Fish Hatchery in Suches, Georgia, as part of a local public school summer program. Project Leader Kelly Taylor and Program Assistant Crystal Thomas gave tours through the hatchery building and raceways as they talked with students, teachers, and parents about the life cycle of a trout, hatchery operations, and stocking. Tours included seeing a stocking truck and watching staff members feed fish.  Learn more...

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