I am saddened each time we stop in Walker and see the brochures asking for donations for more trout stocking. Why do they want to pollute good waters with factory fish? To help understand my view, here is a good read -
We can do better.
The businesses in town believe they are making their living off of this fish. I've asked the county for numbers of tourist dollars vs property tax and I don't get any answer.
But yeah - as I mentioned above the town had a conniption with the thought of putting Lahontans back in their home water. One man stated that they were "awful" fish. When I asked why he said "they don't fight".
edit to add: I don't support the local fish fund. My late husband helped them stock the mythical Alpers (wanna talk about a synthetic fish?) because he was the only person who was willing to get in the river instead of simply tossing the fish from the bank into spring waters. There still were a lot of casualties. He'd bring them home and we'd eat them.
Edited by teledork, 30 July 2021 - 11:14 PM.