Fall Chinook spawning happening in October!
Stay tuned for Upriver Bright Chinook spawn dates.
Orlanda_John@fws.gov or message us on Facebook at Little White Salmon National Fish Hatchery (official page)
Giving a Helping Hand to Pollinators
Pollinator sightings have increased since we planted native flowering plants and created homes for Mason bees. Butterflies, bees and flies abound!
Fishing Drano Lake
Drano Lake is very popular with anglers. Check fishing regulations on the WA Department of Fish and Wildlife's website or pamphlet.
what's happening at the hatchery
Fall Chinook spawning is on the horizon...
Fall Chinook are beginning to enter our ladder. Spawning will likely begin in mid-October. Check here and Facebook for updates.
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As of October 10, 2019, approximately 860 adult Fall Chinook (Target species is upriver bright, but we also get a few tule) have returned to Little White Salmon Fish Ladder.
Fisheries In the news
Did You Know? Lewis and Clark
Lewis and Clark’s Corps of Discovery made camp on Drano Lake on October 29, 1805. Clark wrote that Drano Lake was filled with a “great number” of tundra swans. The swans were likely feeding on Wapato, a plant that grows in the water. Wapato tubers were a valuable food for the Chinook people as well.