August 30, 2019 | 1 minute read
Wolf Creek National Fish Hatchery maintained a booth at the 116th Annual Kentucky State Fair. The booth displayed rainbow, brown and brook trout, event flyers, hatchery literature, and educational booklets. More than 600,000 people attended the 10-day fair and had access to the hatchery booth. Learn more...
August 22, 2019 | 1 minute read
This spring, 67 Barrens topminnows were released into Short Springs located near Tullahoma, Tennessee. These Barrens topminnows were spawned at Conservation Fisheries Inc. (CFI). The Tennessee Aquarium and CFI provide Wolf Creek National Fish Hatchery with the topminnows when they reach about 10-12 millimeters in length for grow-out. Cultured fish are released at about 25 millimeters, and Wolf Creek typically makes one or two releases during the year. The program is coordinated with the Cookeville, Tennessee, Ecological Services Field Office. Learn more...
October 24, 2018 | 2 minute read
Wolf Creek National Fish Hatchery and the Friends of Wolf Creek hosted two annual fishing events for moderately to severely disabled students: the fourth annual Reaching for Rainbows Kids Fishing Derbies for Adair and Cumberland Counties; and the 11th annual Reaching for Rainbows Kids Fishing Derby for Russell and Clinton Counties. Learn more...
October 23, 2018 | 1 minute read
Wolf Creek National Fish Hatchery and the Friends of Wolf Creek hosted the 11th annual Catch a Smile Senior Fishing Derby on September 25, for anyone 62 years of age or older. More than 140 participants joined us for this event. Most participants were able to catch at least one fish during the three hour time-period, with many catching their limit within the first hour. A complimentary lunch was provided for all participants and their accompanying families. Learn more...
October 17, 2018 | 1 minute read
The 42nd annual Kentucky Association for Environmental Education conference was held in early September. Environmental education specialists Moria Painter and Ashley Buffington attended the conference and staffed a booth that provided information on the national fish hatchery system and the biologist-in-training program. Painter was joined by Randy Robinson from the National Conservation Training Center to give information to 23 educators about the online toolkit Conservation Connect. Learn more...
October 15, 2018 | 1 minute read
Wolf Creek hosted a two-day, intensive Fly Fishing Conclave in mid-August. Twenty-eight eager anglers were immersed in learning from some of the best fly fishing experts in Kentucky. The conclave began with a presentation from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Wolf Creek Powerhouse Superintendent on the flow of the Cumberland River. Other topics included basic gear and rigging, casting, entomology for the fly Angler, reading the water, nymphing, fishing with dry flies and streamers, tenkar and fly tying, and a question and answer town hall talk. Learn more...