Golden trout spawning at Story Hatchery provides unique fishing opportunities

 


“Another successful year” is how Steve Diekema, Story Fish Hatchery Superintendent, is describing the golden trout spawning operation that was just completed in early July at the Story Fish Hatchery.

The golden trout spawning program at Story Fish Hatchery is unique in that it is the only fish hatchery in the nation that maintains a genetically pure population of golden trout for egg collection purposes. Fish maintained at fish hatcheries for egg collection are referred to as captive brood stock.

About ten years ago when the idea of trying to establish a captive golden trout brood stoc...



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