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Events

  • A group of students casting rods from the shore
    Information icon Participants try their hand at casting from a stream bank. Photo by USFWS.

    December fly fishing clinic

    December 14, 2019 10:00 - 3:00 CDT

    Sessions

    • Morning session: casting technique, 10:00 - 12:00 CDT
    • Afternoon session: fishing the creek, 1:00 - 3:00 CDT

    Description Join professional volunteer fly fisherman, Mark Lamberth, for a free, basic instruction of fly fishing open to anyone ages 8+. Mark has over 50 years of experience fly fishing in over 42 states with loads of enthusiasm to share. The morning session will cover beginning casting. In the afternoon, particpants will begin fishing the creek. Location Meet at the Wolf Creek NFH visitor center at least 15 minutes before the session.  Learn more...

  • A large concrete dam holds back water in a reservoir.
    Information icon R.L. Harris Hydroelectric Project, Tallapoosa River, Alabama. Photo by Alabama Power, used with permission.

    FERC Hydropower Licensing Training Workshop

    February 4, 2020 08:00 - 4:00 EST

    Location U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, South Atlantic-Gulf and Mississippi Basin Region Office 1875 Century Blvd NE, Atlanta, GA 30345 Sam Hamilton B Conference Room Description This 3-day training workshop will provide a comprehensive overview of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) hydropower licensing process for USFWS and other agency staff. The primary target audience is USFWS field staff tasked with representing USFWS interests and providing consultation and stakeholder engagement in the FERC hydropower licensing process.  Learn more...

  • Six individuals hang a sign for the veterans fishing rodeo outside of the education center.
    Information icon Members of the Chattahoochee Forest National Fish Hatchery Friends Group hang a sign in preparation for the Veterans Appreciation Fishing Rodeo. Photo by USFWS.

    Veterans Appreciation Fishing Rodeo

    May 8, 2020 09:00 - 12:00 EST

    Description The Veterans Appreciation Fishing Rodeo is open to all U.S. military veterans. The event will take place rain or shine. Participants must bring their own fishing gear and bait. Free lunch and prizes will be provided through Friends of the Hatchery. Georgia Sport Fishing Regulations apply. For more information contact the hatchery at (706) 838-4723 or visit us on Facebook. Location 4730 Rock Creek Road, Suches, GA 30572 (GPS doesn’t work well, please call for directions)  Learn more...

  • A woman with a wide smile holding a beautiful trout
    Information icon Catching trout at the annual Seniors Fishing Rodeo. Photo by Crystal Thomas, USFWS.

    Seniors Fishing Rodeo

    June 5, 2020 09:00 - 12:00 EST

    Description The Senior Fishing Rodeo is open to those age 55 and older. The event will take place rain or shine. Attendees must bring their own fishing gear and bait. Free lunch and prizes will be provided through Friends of the Hatchery. Georgia Sport Fishing Regulations apply. For more information please contact the hatchery at (706) 838-4723 or visit us on Facebook. Location 4730 Rock Creek Road, Suches GA 30572 (GPS doesn’t work well, please call for directions)  Learn more...

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

    Kids Fishing Rodeo

    June 6, 2020 09:00 - 12:00 EST

    Description The Kid’s Fishing Rodeo is open to youth 16 and under. The event will take place rain or shine. Attendees must bring their own fishing gear and bait. Free lunch and prizes will be provided through Friends of the Hatchery. Georgia Sport Fishing regulations apply. For more information call the hatchery at (706) 838-4723 or contact us on facebook. Location 4730 Rock Creek Road, Suches, GA 30572 (GPS doesn’t work well, please call for directions)  Learn more...

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