Monday, July 6, 2009

Hot Creek Fish Hatchery

Next was the Eastern Sierra fish hatchery. This hatchery supplies the entire state with millions of trout each year. Visiting the hatchery was fun for the kids, they enjoyed feeding the fish. The warm springs of Hot Creek provide ideal temperatures for trout development. We were able to view all the different sized fish, from an inch to a foot long, in long rearing ponds called raceways. Fish are raised here to plant in local waters and to provide eggs for other hatcheries.