Trout in the Classroom Aquarium In Place

October 14, 2014

January 2015 Update

The eggs arrived overnight from Utah on December 11, 2014. They were taken that afternoon and put into our tank that was ready to receive the precious cargo. With the tank being perfect on temp and chemical levels the little eggs started hatching in just a few days. Each day a few more hatched. Then on January 5th when the kids returned from the holiday vacation they were delighted to find a tank full of little baby trout. Trout that they are going to be responsible for raising until they are released in the spring. In a couple of weeks the kids will begin feeding the fish and after that we will have to take the number of trout in the tank down about half. Because once they start eating and eliminating their waste, the alkaline levels in the water will raise fast. Too many would cause a major die off of all the trout. Each month we will keep you posted on our growing family.

November 2014

We got our tank set up at the Rabun County Primary School for our first time participating in the Trout in the Classroom Project. The eggs are set to arrive on Thursday December 11, 2014. We are all so excited to get this program rolling for the kids. So much more to report in the next newsletter.

This is been so well received in other states that they are making it a part of the required curriculums. Trey McFalls, Boy Scout and son of Jerry McFalls, is going to oversee the project for both extra credit at school and working on a merit badge for the scouts. Tune in next month when we really get cranked up after our trout eggs arrive. Rabun TU is passing it on!!

Whaaaaaa Whoooooooooo !!!!!!

Apr 6: Rabunite 101!

Ever wanted to try your hand at fly-fishing for trout but never learned the in’s and out’s of it? 

Ever wonder why some people seem to get so “hooked” on it?

Now’s your chance! The Rabun Chapter of Trout Unlimited is planning a half-day fly-fishing seminar for adults. More info here. 

 

Wildcat Creek Road Closed

A popular stocked trout stream in Rabun County, Wildcat Creek, will have its trout stockings delayed for several weeks this spring due to the closure of Wildcat Creek Road. The US Forest Service has closed this road due to a landslide that occurred this winter. Details here.

Rod Raffle!

Once again, Mack Martin of the Atlanta Fly Fishing School has graciously donated a custom-built fly rod and reel to the Rabun Chapter to be used for fund raising.

Read more here.

 

Congratulations to Monte Seehorn

Rabunite Monte Seehorn, retired USFS fisheries biologist, was recently inducted into Southern Trout’s “Legends of the Fly” Hall of Fame! More details here