Hokendauqua Chapter Trout in the Classroom

Currently the only TIC program we are supporting is held at the Catasauqua High School. The program is run by Mrs. Janet Schmitt. She has been running the program for many years before we started supporting it. We also do a First Cast Program where we assist her with Fly Tying and Fly Casting instructions in the Spring. Fourteen students a year are selected for the special class that monitors the TIC program as one of their activities.

Mrs. Schmidt uses three aquariums in her program. In the first one they have several trout that are a few inches long when they start out. The second one starts out with fry.  The third tank is used for the Brook Trout eggs which are furnished by the PF&BC. The students do all the water quality testing and feeding of the fish. They are all released in early Spring in the Hokendayqua Creek upstream from the Covered Bridge in Kreidersville, PA. It is in the area of a major reconstruction project that was completed by our chapter.

We would be more than willing to support any other schools in the area that would be interested in taking on a TIC program. 

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said on Tuesday, April 8th, 2014

 

Brook Trout, Rainbows and Brown trout were released into the Hokendauqua Creek on Monday, April 7, 2014 afternoon. The TIC class released them just a little upsteam from the Covered Bridge in Kreidersville. After the release the students did some water quality testing. Next month the group will get some fly tying and fly casting instructions as part of the First Cast program.

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