This museum tells visitors ‘Go Fish’
What’s better than an interactive museum where you can go fishing? It’s pretty hard to beat honestly.
While traveling through East Texas, host Molly McKinney stopped by the Freshwater Fisheries Center to get a look at their museum and hatchery. She even got a rod out to try and hook a fish in their pond. Facilities director Mandy Scott gave Molly a walkthrough of some of the highlights of the center.
First off is the pond exhibit. Here, visitors can actually feed the fish, or go to the theater and see a scuba diver in the tank with fish.
In the indoor exhibits, visitors can see a large fishing tackle museum with all sorts of fishing gear and tools.
“We have everything from the very smallest fish native to our desert wetlands, all the way to the biggest fish in Texas, the Alligator Gar. Which lives in the larger rivers like Trinity, close to our facility here,” Mandy states.
The facility also houses one of the 5 state fish hatcheries for Texas Parks & Wildlife. They raise millions of fish each year.
If you wanted to come to actually fish and not just learn about them, you’re in luck! Visitors can come straight down to the pond with no prior experience and fish for as long as you’d like. The fish are stocked from a hatchery in Missouri.
If you’re curious about fishing or anything related to it, check out the Freshwater Fisheries Center for a great experience!