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  • 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...

  • A kid shows off his catch of five trout.
    Information icon A participant shows off his catch. Photo by Crystal Thomas, USFWS.

    Double days of Fishing at Chattahoochee Forest National Fish Hatchery

    June 18, 2018 | 2 minute read

    Chattahoochee Forest National Fish Hatchery in Suches, Georgia, hosted a Seniors’ Fishing Rodeo for adults aged 55 and older on June 1. More than 200 people attended. On June 2, the hatchery hosted a Kids’ Fishing Rodeo for youths aged 16 and under. Six hundred young people came. Both events were free to the public. A senior shows off her catch. Photo by Crystal Thomas, USFWS. Rock Creek was stocked with beautiful rainbow and brook trout each day, with some fish weighing as much as three pounds.  Learn more...

  • Two dozen anglers stake out a spot along a rocky creek for a big day of fishing and fun.
    Information icon Anglers arrive early to get their spot on Rock Creek. Photo by Crystal Thomas, USFWS.

    Veterans appreciation fishing rodeo

    May 31, 2018 | 1 minute read

    On Friday, May 4, Chattahoochee Forest National Fish Hatchery held its sixth annual Veterans Appreciation Fishing Rodeo. More than 150 U.S. military veterans and family members attended the free event. About 2,800 beautiful Rainbow and some Brook Trout were stocked into Rock Creek for the event including a number of fish each averaging three pounds or more. Veteran Larry Akins with one of the large trout he caught.  Learn more...

  • Chattahoochee Forest hosts Fannin County High School students

    December 20, 2017 | 1 minute read

    On Nov. 29, 2017, Fannin County High School Agriculture Class students visited Chattahoochee Forest National Fish Hatchery in Georgia. Project leader Kelly Taylor and program assistant Crystal Thomas provided a tour of the hatchery grounds. Taylor spoke with students about hatchery operations, stocking, volunteering and careers with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. He encouraged interested students to apply for Youth Conservation Corps positions offered during the summer and explained that the program provides good experience for those aiming for an education and career in working with the Service.  Learn more...

  • Chattahoochee Forest National Fish Hatchery presents certificates honoring volunteer support

    November 30, 2017 | 1 minute read

    Chattahoochee Forest project leader Kelly Taylor and program assistant Crystal Thomas met with community representatives and volunteers in October, including representatives from Trout Unlimited chapters, government agencies, local newspapers, chambers of commerce, and a local radio station. Project leader Kelly Taylor presented appreciation certificates for volunteer support provided throughout the hatchery’s 2017 fishing and outreach events, including the Veterans Appreciation Fishing Rodeo, Special Kids Fishing Rodeo, Seniors Fishing Rodeo and Family Fishing Festival.  Learn more...

  • A mother and three children pose for a photograph at the hatchery.
    Information icon Enjoying the outdoors. Photo by Crystal Thomas, USFWS.

    Double days of fishing at Chattahoochee Forest National Fish Hatchery

    July 20, 2017 | 1 minute read

    Chattahoochee Forest National Fish Hatchery near Suches, Georgia, hosted a Seniors Fishing Rodeo for adults aged 55 and older on June 2 and a Family Fishing Festival for youth aged 16 and under on June 3. Both of the events drew large crowds.  Learn more...

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