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SPECIAL FOCUS – A collection of the best of Bob Robinson’s From the Field columns

Visiting Iowa’s North Star Fish Hatchery, three generations of pond stocking success

From the Field by Bob Robinson

MONTOUR, IA – Folks around here like to say Arlo Hinegardner was a little ahead of his time.

Back in 1939, as much of the country was still feeling the effects of the Great Depression, Arlo had an idea for how to extract a little more income out of his central Iowa acreage.

Setting out with just two teams of horses and a plow, Arlo proceeded to build a 70-acre lake that he finished in 1940 and opened up for fee fishing a short time later.


Read the rest and much, much more in Issue 3, 2012 of Fish Farming News.  Download now for immediate access and keep the .pdf for future reference.

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