Fish have new home in Hechenbleikner Lake

May 23, 2014

When Hechenbleikner Lake re-opened in late 2012, Chancellor Dubois began eagerly anticipating some new 49ers. They’ve arrived, but just happen to have…gills.

Several largemouth bass, grass carp, blue gill, redear sunfish and others can now call Hech Lake their new home. The Chancellor issued this statement:

“We have lots of exciting things happening on campus this summer, but I’m not sure any of them make my heart flutter quite like the stocking of Hech Lake. I envision a beautiful new 49er tradition: The Chancellor’s Annual Catch and Release Fishing Derby! Now if I can just get the grounds crew to transform the lawn next to Cato Hall into a putting/chipping green, I’ll never need to leave campus.”

It’s not quite time to break out the fishing poles – yet; catch and release fishing will be allowed once the fish have had time to grow. In the meantime, perhaps plans for the annual derby can begin?