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July 12 Fishing Trip and Hatchery Tour Landed Some Big Fun

posted Jul 14, 2014, 7:08 PM by Todd Williams
Last Saturday, 11 of our pack members enjoyed a trip to the Buford Trout Hatchery. The scouts fished for for bluegill bream and catfish in the family pond competing in an informal tournament to see who could catch the most fish. Here are the tournament results:  
  • Wolf Den - Vinny (1) and Will (1) 
  • Bear Den - Chris (5) 
  • Webelos I - Conner (5)
  • Pack - Chris (5) and Conner (5)  
After some more casual fishing (all catch and release), we learned about fishing regulations in Georgia. Next everyone enjoyed a picnic lunch by the fishing pond with their family members. In the afternoon, we were given a tour of the hatchery by Pat Markey, the hatchery manager. We learned that the hatchery used to raise the trout from birth, it now raises them from 4 inches to 10 inches then releases them into the Chattahoochee River. All together the hatchery raises and releases about 450,000 trout a year.

While not everyone caught a fish, by the end of the day, the scouts that participated all landed their fishing belt loop. 

Todd Williams,
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