Skip Navigation

hatchery highlights and Features

  • VetsWork Intern...

    intern Derek Pugh

    Welcome to Derek Pugh, our VetsWork Environment intern through the Mount Adams Institute. We are excited that he will be working with us at the hatchery through the end of the year. 

  • Fishing at your Fingertips!


    All you need to know for fishing can be found on the new Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife's Mobile Fishing app. Fish Washington puts up-to-the-minute fishing regulations at your fingertips!

  • Salmon Spawning...


    We will be spawning our Spring Chinook Salmon on Wednesdays in August. Stop in to see the process August 14 and 21, call the hatchery for exact spawn times at 509-427-5905.

what's happening at the hatchery

Cycle of Life...

Our adult returns this year have been somewhat slow. We have 618 adult Spring Chinook salmon back to the hatchery. We need roughly 1,500 adults to meet our production goals. Currently Little White Salmon National Fish Hatchery has saved enough adults to cover our needs as well as their own. We continue to keep our ladder open for those slow returners...stop in and see our fish; they are looking good in our adult holding ponds. Our spawn dates this year will be August 14 & 21.

Recent Carson NFH Fish Returns

As of July 26, 2019, 719 adult Spring Chinook Salmon have returned to the hatchery.
Last Updated: September 17, 2019

Featured Pages


Featured Videos


These fish were raised at Quilcene National Fish Hatchery. While we don't raise coho salmon at Carson NFH, the egg-to-fry hatch for our spring Chinook salmon is similar. Credit: Florian Graner

Return to main navigation