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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

Events

  • A senior smiles as she holds a fishing rod in Hatchery Creek.
    Information icon A participant at the 2017 Catch a Smile senior fishing derby. Photo by USFWS.

    2019 Catch a smile senior fishing derby

    September 24, 2019 09:00 - 12:00 CDT

    Description Come out and join us for a fun day of trout fishing at Wolf Creek National Fish Hatchery! The 12th annual Catch a Smile Senior Fishing Derby is a free fishing event for those 62 years and older. The event includes complimentary lunch and door prize drawing! Location Hatchery Creek at Wolf Creek National Fish Hatchery Registration Registration will take place the day of the event at 8:00am CST.  Learn more...

  • A few dozen male veterans showing off their catch.
    Information icon Participants from the 2018 Wounded Warriors fishing derby. Photo USFWS.

    2019 Wounded Warriors fishing derby

    September 11, 2019 06:00 - 3:00 CDT

    Description Veterans who have suffered injuries related to their service are invited to the 8th Annual Wounded Warriors Fishing Event! Lunch provided. Fishing licenses and trout stamps required. State fishing regulations apply. Download the registration form. 6:00am - 10:30am CST Striper fishing on Lake Cumberland (equipment provided) 12:00pm 3:00pm CST Trout fishing on Hatchery Creek or the Cumberland (bring your own gear) Registration Must pre-register by August 23rd. Submit registration form via email or postal mail to address listed below.  Learn more...

  • Hundreds of people huddle around the banks of a shallow creek with fishing rods.
    Information icon Hatchery Creek during the Catch a Rainbow Fishing Derby. Photo by Alex Hoover, USFWS.

    33rd annual Catch a Rainbow Kids Fishing Rodeo

    June 1, 2019 09:00 - 12:00 CDT

    Description What began as a small event in 1986 has now blossomed into one of the largest events of its kind in the country. This year’s 33rd Annual Catch A Rainbow Kids Fishing Derby is scheduled for Saturday, June 1, 2019, at Wolf Creek National Fish Hatchery. Designed as a way to get kids outdoors and connected to fishing, this event provides an opportunity for families to have fun with a rod and reel.  Learn more...

  • Teachers playing a game in the grass in front of Wolf Creek NFHs visitors center
    Information icon Environmental Ed the fun way. Photo by USFWS.

    Early childhood educator workshop

    July 10, 2019 08:00 - 4:00 CDT

    Description Join us at Wolf Creek National Fish Hatchery for an early childhood education workshop featuring Getting little feet wet, Environmental Experiences, Project Wet and Project Learning Tree. The workshop cost is $22, which covers PLT curriculum, GLFW provided by Division of Water; lunch provided by Friends of Wolf Creek NFH. Registration To register, complete the form and submit by email to ashley_buffington@fws.gov or by mail: Wolf Creek National Fish Hatchery, 50 Kendall Road, Jamestown, KY 42629.  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 8, 2019 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...

  • 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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