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The Story Behind Mt. Shavano Fish Hatchery
Colorado Division of Wildlife
The Story Behind Mt. Shavano Fish Hatchery

For some reason, looking at thousands of trout swimming around at one’s feet in shallow water is a nearly irresistible attraction, that’s why thousands of people visit Colorado’s many fish hatcheries and rearing units. There’s one such unit in southern Colorado with an interesting history.

In a 1939 edition of the magazine Outdoor Life, a writer described Colorado’s largest fish hatchery of the time. At Salida, one Horace Frantz operates the biggest commercial rainbow trout farm in the world. He ships fish to restaurants as far away as New York City and Philadelphia.

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