Nature creeps up and surrounds us here in Spearfish even though we are within walking distance of town center. Deer, turkeys, and bright red chipmunks scamper through the hatchery while I greet human visitors. Fish and ducks provide hours of entertainment to children regardless of age.
Delivering the Baby Fish
Jason from the Hatchery travels west to pick up a load of baby fish. All winter these fingerlings will grow in the raceways here. In the spring when they reach pan size, they will take another road trip to stock rivers and streams for fishermen. After a long ride from Montana in the tank truck today they swim a little dazedly in the raceways. After they get their bearings, I am sure they will like their new temporary home.