The Ole Seagull


50K Plus Trout Kill At Shepherd of the Hills Fish Hatchery in Branson?

Posted in General by The Ole Seagull on the November 17th, 2015
Empty raceways inside Shepherd of the Hills Fish Hatchery on the morning of Nov. 17, 2013.

Empty raceways inside Shepherd of the Hills Fish Hatchery on the morning of Nov. 17, 2013.

Rumors of a massive fish kill at the Shepherd of the Hills Fish Hatchery surfaced the afternoon of November 16. This morning I went to the hatchery to verify the rumor. As I drove up to the hatchery building I observed people apparently removing fish from the outside raceways closest to the hatchery.

The photo tells the story of what was found when I went inside the hatchery. All the inside raceways that I could observe, which normally contain fry and the smaller trout that will later be released into the outside raceways, were bare. (more…)