Watch 750lbs of Trout Being Stocked in the Chattahoochee River!!

Watch 750lbs of Trout Being Stocked in the Chattahoochee River!!


what’s up everybody today we are heading
down to the Buford Fish hatchery where we’re gonna be meeting with Pat
Markey he’s going to be showing us the ins and outs of everything that has to
be done to get trout ready to be stocked into our waters. Stick around because if
we’re lucky he might even allow us to tag along with one of his stocking
trucks to stock some trout ourselves! Pretty freaking cool! Alright Pat tell us
where we are what we’re going to be doing today?
Well you’ve visited Buford trout hatchery. We’re the state’s largest trout
hatchery. We grow trout for the state of Georgia. We get them as fingerlings and
grow them up to our target size which is 10 inches, roughly.. and then load stocking
trucks which you’re about to see So where are we going today? Are we going to the Chattahoochee? It’s the North Georgia trout stream run, we’ve got one
of our cohorts from Lake Burton hatchery coming down here he’s gonna turn right
around and go back up into Northeast Georgia and stalk the Chattahoochee Wildlife Management Area. We do that from about the end of march through the Labor Day
holiday weekend. Okay! so is there an actual opening day?
There isn’t an opening day anymore all streams in George are year-round which
I think generally made a lot of folks happy, and even though we don’t stock
year-round we do put a lot of fish in all those waters and they’re there at
least fish able year-round you always have a chance to catch a trout,
especially on the Chattahoochee River all right we’re here and we’re waiting
on the stocking truck to arrive and he’ll be here any minute
so lets get set up get ready to go all right so we’re here with Kevin from the
Georgia DNR and what is that we’re gonna be doing today so I gotta ask you feel like since you
work for a fish hatchery do you think you have an advantage over other anglers out there I can certainly say I do not, Ihave been places right after I stocked it , I know where the fish are and have absolutely no luck. I’m convinced these fish are convinced to know what I look like all right so that wraps it up for our
day with the Georgia DNR Kevin I really appreciate it I learned a lot and you taught
me a lot if you guys have any questions yourselves please visit gofishgeorgia.com I’ll also provide some links in the comments below got plenty more
videos to come so be sure to like and subscribe to my channel share this video
while you’re at it while you’re doing that I’m gonna go pick up my daughter
what’s up baby girl you are not gonna believe how many fish dad saw today and
guess what I even got to set some free in the Chattahoochee River what about
that sweetie

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