Long Photo Essay - Today's Trout in Classroom Results

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Long Photo Essay - Today's Trout in Classroom Results

Post by Ron Mc » Sat Apr 28, 2018 4:11 pm

Our TIC program in Texas has grown to 20 classrooms. Since January, these classrooms have been raising rainbow trout from eggs in refrigerated aquariums.
Today all the schools from Houston and Katy, along with Brandeis HS in SA brought their trout fry to the river. I know there were some jealous GRTU board members in a board meeting who didn't get to play.
Probably should have taken a photo at the BBQ stand where we met up, but first photo is the convoy arriving at the river.
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Checking the babies after their 4-hour journey into the unknown.
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You brought fish, that's just what we needed.
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Hauling coolers of fish to the river
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can't believe the results these classrooms achieved
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it's worth a portrait
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If I was a fish, I'd want to live here
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getting river legs, moving the coolers to the current
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adding river water to the coolers to acclimate the babies
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future conservationists
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our gracious host John D., and Jimbo, who keeps us straight with TPWD
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one way to do this is net the fish, turn around and release them - the go-pro's gotta help
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or dip the cooler and let them swim out
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Every school here today was an aquatic science class, mostly the teachers and their families
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but we also had about 10 high school students who came out to help
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we have to report to TPWD the numbers and size of fish we put in the river, in accordance with our permit
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some of the teachers came with their count
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other coolers, we counted as we put them in the river
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somewhere I should have taken a photo of Matt B, my partner, who handles the program in Houston and Katy, and kudos to Houston Fly Fishers for their contributions.
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but I guess we sometimes get too excited about this part of it
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Today, we put over 1300 2-3" trout fingerlings in the river. Odds are 2 dozen or more of these fish will reach full growth.
But raising fish isn't the goal of this program - the goal is raising conservationists.
Ron Mc

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Re: Long Photo Essay - Today's Trout in Classroom Results

Post by jam1964 » Sat Apr 28, 2018 11:05 pm

Thank you all.

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Re: Long Photo Essay - Today's Trout in Classroom Results

Post by velo49 » Sun Apr 29, 2018 9:17 am

Amazing job. Thank You

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Re: Long Photo Essay - Today's Trout in Classroom Results

Post by Alex Argyros » Mon Apr 30, 2018 3:17 pm

Good work, Ron. Thank you.

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Re: Long Photo Essay - Today's Trout in Classroom Results

Post by JWH » Thu May 03, 2018 11:58 am

Too Cool! Great job on all accounts. Thanks!

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Re: Long Photo Essay - Today's Trout in Classroom Results

Post by Ron Mc » Sat May 12, 2018 1:53 pm

today, Mr. Hernandez from Boerne Champion HS added 33 rainbows form his aquatic science class to the river.
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His sons joined us - I think he was expecting some students, but you know how HS kids can be, especially this late in the year.
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how about those shoes?
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Post by Ron Mc » Fri May 18, 2018 9:14 am

more photos to share, this time two 4th grade classes from New Braunfels Christian Academy
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arriving at the residence - again, great of our friend to let us use his wonderful back yard
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a couple of guide rafts were fishing when we arrived
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hated to steal their thunder, but they saw us coming, quickly loaded up and floated away
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at the river, great group, including kids, teachers and many parents
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Praying over the fish, regardless of their future plight
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the kids all lined up to take their turns
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releasing baby rainbows into the river
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free at last
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happy fish
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I did turn a few rocks and show them great caddis worms and baetis nymphs
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Re: Long Photo Essay - Today's Trout in Classroom Results

Post by Jimbo Roberts » Fri Jun 01, 2018 10:15 am

We had two more Rainbow Trout Fry stockings, last Thursday May 24th and yesterday May31st.
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Yesterday's stocking was from the local elementary school in Sattler and the Fry were the biggest I've seen all year. These fish were about 4" long and Fat ! My camera's battery went flat so I didn't get any pictures. Nonetheless "Trout In the Classroom" produced about 2000 Fry to stock in the river. These were all stocked in upstream locations were they can survive and grow to produce some catchable sized Trout next year.

Jimbo

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