Species Raised at Hot Creek Hatchery

Brown Trout

Brown trout, also known as German brown trout, are native to Eastern Europe, but were historically planted into many California waters for recreational fishing. These days, sterile brown trout (triploid (PDF)) continue to provide anglers a quality fishing experience.

Lahontan Cutthroat Trout

This cutthroat trout species is native to the Lahontan Basin of the Eastern Sierra Nevada range and parts of Utah. Well-adapted to both lake and stream environments, Lahontan cutthroat trout may look different depending on where you catch them.

Rainbow Trout

This popular fish, native to the tributaries of the Pacific Ocean in North American and Asia, can now be found all over the world. Farmed as food in many areas, it can now be found worldwide for recreational angling and as a food source. Rainbow trout are a premier fish desired by anglers for recreational fishing in California. Those provided for recreational angling are now sterile (triploid (PDF)).

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