(also referred to locally as Trout in the Classroom and Steelhead in the Classroom) You must have prior permission from CDFW to hatch and release trout. A valid 772 permit must remain with the eggs/fry at all times. The application Contact R3CAEP@wildlife.ca.gov or (707) 898-3974 if you have any questions. A fully completed 772 Fry Release form (available soon online) must be completed within 14 days of release of your fish. In the unlikely event all your fish die, the form will still need to be completed. A list of applications received and permits returned is posted on the CAEP blog. (opens in new tab)(opens in new tab) All fry must be released no later than 8 weeks from the date of delivery. We recommend you release fry 4-5 weeks after they hatch. Fish may only be released into the body of water specified on your Form 772 Permit. Fish Release Sites Rainbow TroutSteelhead Trout Rainbow Trout With appropriate authorization Alameda County Lake Elizabeth Lake Temescal Lakeshore Park Quarry Lakes Shadow Cliffs Reservoir Contra Costa County Contra Loma Reservoir Lafayette Reservoir Heather Farms Pond Hidden Valley Lakes Lake Refugio San Pablo Reservoir Lake County Putah Creek above Lake Berryessa Indian Valley Reservoir Pillsbury Lake Upper Blue Lake Marin County Bon Tempe Reservoir Scottsdale Pond Mendocino County Lake Mendocino, north end only Napa County Lake Hennessey San Francisco County Lake Merced (all) San Mateo County Waterdog Lake Sonoma County Lake Ralphine Solano County Lake Chabot Santa Clara County Sandy Wool Lake Spring Valley Pond Santa Cruz County Loch Lomond Steelhead Trout Due to the presence of New Zealand Mud Snails, with appropriate authorization, steelhead trout fry obtained from Warm Springs Hatchery may be released only into the main stem of the Russian River or Dry Creek. All other streams and tributaries are no longer eligible. Egg Pick Up Dates 2024 Egg Availability Dates from Warm Springs Hatchery (Teachers in the Russian River Watershed only) Egg delivery dates have not been set for 2023/24 Egg availability is dependent upon rainfall and hatchery egg quotas being met. It is possible eggs may not be available on all dates. TEACHERS IN THE UKIAH AREA who wish to pick up eggs from the Coyote Fish Facility may do so by marking "Picking up at Coyote" at the top of your application. Sonoma County Atascadero Creek Big Sulphur Creek Copeland Creek Dry Creek* Dutch Bill Creek Felta Creek Fife Creek Foss Creek Green Valley Creek Hobson Creek Mark West Creek* Porter Creek Mill Creek Santa Rosa Creek* Brush Creek Matanzas Creek Oakmont Creek Sausal Creek Smith Creek Sweetwater Creek Willow Creek NOTE TO TEACHERS: You may use the following language on your 772 application: "Fish will be released into the Russian River or tributary as listed on the CDFW webpage" Mendocino County Dooley Creek Feliz Creek Gibson Creek Orr Creek NOTE TO TEACHERS: You may use the following language on your 772 application: "Fish will be released into the Russian River or tributary as listed on the CDFW webpage"