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Old 03-16-18, 04:36 PM   #11
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Originally Posted by trout1980 View Post
I was told on here the brook trout come from the Chattahoochee National Fish Hatchery and the state of Georgia does not raise any brook trout.
The Rock Creek hatchery is the National Fish Hatchery.

Originally Posted by trout1980 View Post
I take it the feds stock streams on the national forest and the DNR stocks streams off the national forest?
It's a bit more varied than that, and like everything else, with time the waters get a bit muddied.

As with the brouhaha a few years back which, in a politically incorrect nut shell, the hippies of the Obama FWS tried to do away with trout stocking at Rock Creek and other mitigation hatcheries in order to prioritize endangered species by some defunding shenanigans to the trout stocking. Good ole boys in the states and feds from the area did not like it because of the economic benefit derived from the trout. Outcome, the trout are still there. For the record, I like both the hippies and the good ole boys.

FWS has a pretty good web site explaining their purpose:
If this were rocket science most of us wouldn't be doing it. - Terry Creech

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