After eighteen years of ownership, Butch ImOberstag has decided to sell his Bucksnort Trout Ranch for "personal reasons."
Located about a mile off of Interstate 40, exit 152, the 39-acre farm hasbeen on the market for four months. Working with a private realtor from Coldwell Banker, ImOberstag'sasking price for the property is $500,000.
The ponds on the ranch are fed by a "bottling-pure natural spring" that flows more than two million gallons a day. ImOberstag, who was once president of the Tennessee Aquaculture Association, hopes that highlighting this unique aspect of the ranch will make it attractive to a larger spectrum of potential buyers.
Currently the ranch is open for recreational trout fishing on weekends from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. No license is required to fish on the property and there is no admission fee.
ImOberstag is one of several Bucksnort, Tenn. residents fighting development plans in that area. Some residents maintain that the removal of trees there has led to the flow of silt into nearby Sugar Creek.