Rainbows for Veterans

Rainbows for Veterans

Veterans in Neosho got the chance to kick back, relax, and do a little fishing on Saturday. The Neosho National Fish Hatchery held their 8th annual Rainbows for Veterans fishing event.

Veterans got to go to the hatchery with their families and catch and keep four rainbow trout for free. One local vet told KOAM that he really appreciates what the hatchery does for veterans.

“It’s great what they put on for us over here. You know, once a year. We’ve been coming over here for four or five years, and I really appreciate it,” said Edwin Hendrix, a Navy veteran.

This event kicks off a whole season of fishing derbies at the hatchery, and gives veterans first crack at the nicest trout!