What We Do

To meet the high fish production demands, Jones Hole National Fish Hatchery has 40 rearing tanks and 50 raceways. In fiscal year 2000, Jones Hole National Fish Hatchery reared almost 2 million trout, and stocked fish in over 30 different water areas in Utah and Wyoming, the largest one being the Flaming Gorge Reservoir. As a result of Jones Hole National Fish Hatchery's stocking efforts, economic benefits weigh-in at 185,000 angler days valued at over $9.25 million per year. Since this hatchery keeps no  broodstock broodstock
The reproductively mature adults in a population that breed (or spawn) and produce more individuals (offspring or progeny).

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, approximately 2 million rainbow, cutthroat or Kokanee eggs are received annually from other federal or state hatcheries.

Management and Conservation

The next time you go fishing, you might just catch a fish that was raised at Jones Hole National Fish Hatchery. Since 1871, National Fish Hatcheries have been responding to conservation challenges affecting America’s fish and other aquatic species. Producing fish continues to be an irreplaceable tool in managing or restoring fisheries along with habitat conservation. In doing so, we help provide recreation opportunities to America’s 34 million anglers who spend $36 billion annually in pursuit of their favored pastime.

The fish distribution plan is cooperatively managed by federal or state biologists and Jones Hole National Fish Hatchery. Approximately 85% of all fish stocked from Jones Hole NFG are released into Colorado River Storage Project waters. The remaining fish are taken to Wind River Indian Reservation and some State-managed waters.

Our Services

Currently, the hatchery produces a variety of trout species for the Upper Colorado River System. These trout help to replenish and encourage sustainable fish populations to promote a healthy Upper Colorado River Ecosystem and provide angling opportunities for recreational users like you!