Fishing, Fun and Smiles

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Wolf Creek National Fish Hatchery traveled once again to a bordering county to bring fishing, fun, and smiles to the Summit Manor Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, in Columbia, KY.

Early on August 17, 2022, 15-inch Rainbow trout were loaded onto Wolf Creek’s distribution truck, to take to Summit Manor. A large watering pool, fishing poles, and bait were also transported to the facility. Once there, Maintenance Worker Adam Yarberry, Environmental Education/Outreach Specialist Marsha Hart and volunteers Kurt & Wendy Schultz, set up the pool and soon it was filled with water and beautiful trout. Shortly after set up, residents were brought out and given fishing rods already baited and the fun began. Many had bites, some set the hook, and a few reeled one in for a nice catch. Some just wanted to sit back and watch the others fish, and laughed as others got splashed while netting their catch. Whether or not they caught fish, residents enjoyed getting outside to enjoy an activity that many hadn’t been able to do in years. Several told stories of fishing trips and trophy fish caught in the past. The day was filled with fishing, fun and smiles, not only for the residents of Summit Manor, but for staff and volunteers as well.

Staff at Summit Manor stated that this was one of the most anticipated and successful events that they have been able to bring to the facility and would like to make this an annual event. Wolf Creek National Fish Hatchery takes pride in being able to provide this outreach opportunity to individuals who otherwise would not be able to enjoy the sport of fishing.

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