Fish Species raised at Moccasin Creek Hatchery

Angler display Brown Tout

Brown Trout - Also known as German brown trout, this fish are native to Eastern Europe. Brown trout have been planted into many State waters for recreational fishing. These days, sterile brown trout triploid (PDF) 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. Rainbow trout are provided for recreational angling are now sterile triploid (PDF).

Lahontan Cutthroat Trout - Pilot Peak strain. This genetically distinct strain of the Cutthroat Trout is reared at Moccasin Creek Hatchery for release to selected 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.

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

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.