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  • Local Fishing Opportunities!

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    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!

  • Tule Fall Chinook Final Numbers...

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    Spawning season is complete! 16,937 Tule Fall Chinook salmon returned to the hatchery; 5,929 were spawned to meet our production goal of 10.5 million salmon. We surplussed roughly 9,000 salmon to Washington Food Banks.

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Egg Time of Year!

Spring Creek NFH has wrapped up spawning for the year. All 12 million tule fall Chinook salmon eggs are safe and sound in incubation trays. Over the next month we will be tidying up the exterior of our grounds; cleaning up from spawning operations and preparing for winter.  Later this month we will begin working through the eggs...shocking, redistributing back into their trays and disposing of any that die.

Recent spring creek NFH Fish Returns

As of October 01, 2018, 16,578 adult Tule Fall Chinook Salmon have returned to Spring Creek National Fish Hatchery .
Last Updated: December 14, 2018
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