Youth Fishing & Outdoor Experience Featuring OxygenPlus

by Justin LaClair June 04, 2019 2 min read

 For the last decade, OxygenPlus has been servicing the Oxygen Generators installed at local Fish Hatcheries in the State of Virginia. They are used to pump high purity oxygen into absolutely massive indoor ponds of minnows. When the minnows mature enough, they are eventually transported, and stocked into local ponds, allowing everyone to fish, provided you have the proper license! This partnership has led OxygenPlusto work with local Conservation Officer Mr. Keith.

Every year, Officer Keith with the Virginia Department of Gaming and Inland Fisheries helps to orchestrate a wonderful day program for the local youth around Smith Mountain Lake, VA! With the generous donations of local companies, the program is made free of charge to about 200 local children and their parents! Some of the amazing activities include:

  • Fishing
  • Casting Contest
  • Fire Boat Rides
  • Boat and Water Safety
  • Paintball
  • Canoeing
  • Outdoor Safety
  • Biologist Exhibit

Officer Keith at the conclusion of the 2019 Experience

OxygenPlusis pleased to announce that for the 4th year in a row, we have partnered up with the Virginia Department of Gaming and Inland Fisheries, to help them by donating some oxygen concentrators for the duration of their Youth Program. Our powerful Oxygen Concentrators are a necessity to use for Oxygenating the fish ponds to keep the fish alive during the tournament.

The fishing portion of the outing gave the children the option to place their fish back into the pond, or if they wish, the were taught the proper way to dress the fish for consumption. Most children decided to put their fish back, and try again! Everyone had a great time, and the weather could not have been more perfect!

The children pose for a photo at the end of the day


If you decide to visit our shop, there are many places to stay and many things to do, here in beautiful Smith Mountain Lake, VA!



Justin LaClair
Justin LaClair

Justin has been working with OxygenPlus since their storefront start in 1993. In 2002 he earned the title of CEO and has been operating OxygenPlus ever since. Most of the time if you call, Justin will answer the phone. He tries to be extremely hands on with most every transaction that takes place. Raised with a very high quality standard, any work must meet his satisfaction before it is approved. He is a classic car enthusiast, loves traveling either for work or pleasure, and is a renewable energy advocate. As of 2015, he saw to it that his personal home, and OxygenPlus Medical run 100% off of solar power.

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