Fish Species raised at Moccasin 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)(opens in new tab)) continue to provide anglers a quality fishing experience.

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)(opens in new tab)).

Lahontan Cutthroat Trout - Pilot Peak strain

This genetically distinct strain of the cutthroat trout is reared at Moccasin Creek Hatchery for release to select waters in the Lake Tahoe drainage. Distinctive red markings on the lower jaw of these fish led to the name. The Cutthroat is a native species that is federally listed under the Endangered Species Act. Learn more about Lahontan cutthroat trout.

Eagle Lake Trout

Known for its resistance to highly alkaline waters, the Eagle Lake trout is a native to nearby Eagle Lake and its Pine Creek tributary.

California Golden Trout

The golden trout is California’s state fish. Usually found in high mountain lakes in the sierras, the Golden is known for its bright red and gold coloring.

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