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  • Wolf Creek’s Annual Catch a Rainbow Kids’ Fishing Derby

    July 24, 2017 | 2 minute read

    On June 3, Wolf Creek National Fish Hatchery and the Friends of Wolf Creek National Fish Hatchery held the 31st annual Catch a Rainbow Kids’ Fishing Derby, a free fishing weekend.  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...

  • Two young children fishing in a kiddie pool.
    Information icon Playing at the kiddie pool. Photo by USFWS.

    20th annual Kids’ Fishing Rodeo is a success

    July 19, 2017 | 2 minute read

    On the morning of June 10, a total of 2,000 nine-inch rainbow and 10 large display rainbow trout and brook trout were released in the creek below the Dale Hollow National Fish Hatchery in Tennessee for the 10th annual Kids’ Fishing Rodeo. Held in celebration of National Fishing and Boating Week, the rodeo is open to young people aged 15 and under. The event is co-sponsored by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency, U.  Learn more...

  • Veterans catch rainbows in the rain

    July 18, 2017 | 2 minute read

    On May 5, Chattahoochee Forest National Fish Hatchery near Suches, Georgia, held its fifth annual Veterans Appreciation Fishing Rodeo.  Learn more...

  • Two USFWS employees in uniform standing in front of the welcome sign at the hatchery.
    Chattahoochee Forest National Fish Hatchery in Suches, GA. Photo by USFWS.

    2017 Chattahoochee Forest National Fish Hatchery fishing events

    May 24, 2017 | 1 minute read

    Fishing events are rain or shine. Both events will be begin at 9:00am through 12:00 noon. Please bring your own fishing gear and bait; lunch and prizes will be included free of charge. Georgia sport fishing regulations apply. Senior Fishing Rodeo The Senior Fishing Rodeo will be held on June 2nd for adults age 55 and over. Family Fishing Festival The Family Fishing Festival will be held on June 3rd for youth age 16 and under.  Learn more...


  • Brown entrance sign to the Erwin National Fish Hatchery.
    Erwin National Fish Hatchery entrance sign. Photo by USFWS.

    TVA, partners to fund trout stocking for Tennessee, Georgia tailwaters

    May 11, 2015 | 5 minute read

    ERWIN, TN – The Tennessee Valley Authority, working with U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander of Tennessee, has reached a multi-agency agreement to provide continued funding for three federal fish hatcheries that annually supply more than one million trout for TVA dam tailwaters and reservoirs in Tennessee and Georgia. The agreement assures stocking from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) hatcheries will continue at 13 TVA tailwaters and reservoirs beyond 2016, when a temporary TVA funding arrangement is due to expire.  Read the full story...


  • A colorful yellow and red trout covered in small black spots.
    Information icon A wildlife biologist holds a rainbow trout. Photo by Mark Lisac, USFWS.

    Gill lice in North Carolina

    August 17, 2015 | 2 minute read

    Transcript Greetings and welcome to the Southern Appalachian Creature Feature. Fresh off of discovering whirling disease for the first time in North Carolina, fisheries biologists with the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission recently confirmed gill lice on rainbow trout in three North Carolina streams. Gill lice—which are actually tiny, white crustaceans—attach to a fish’s gill, which can inhibit the fish’s ability to breathe. While most fish are able to tolerate a moderate infestation of gill lice, some fish, particularly those suffering from other stressors like drought or high water temperatures, can succumb.  Learn more...


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