What We Do
The Dwight D. Eisenhower National Fish Hatchery currently raises landlocked Atlantic salmon, lake trout, and brook trout. These species are raised for anglers and recreational fishing opportunities in the Lake Champlain basin and the Great Lakes. The hatchery also stocks Vermont's rivers and lakes with brook and lake trout for the states anglers.
Our Projects and Research
For over 100 years, our hatchery has been rearing landlocked Atlantic salmon for anglers in the Lake Champlain Basin. We also raise brook and lake trout for recreational fishing in Vermont's waterbodies. Check out each of our individuals species to learn more about the work we do!
We have raised landlocked Atlantic salmon for the Lake Champlain Restoration Program since 1980. The species was extirpated from Lake Champlain around the turn of the century due to the construction of dams which cut off fish from their spawning grounds; siltation and pollution from agriculture and urban growth also played a role in degrading available spawning habitat which further limited...