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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.

  • Marking Begins in March...

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    We will begin marking our salmon on March 4. All 10.5 million receive an adipose fin clip and about one million will be Coded Wire Tagged. Visit the hatchery to learn more or click here.

what's happening at the hatchery

Swimming Salmon...

All 11 million of our Tule Fall Chinook salmon are in outdoor raceways swimming around, eating, growing (they are about 2.5 inches long now!) and preparing for what will be an incredible journey come April! The samll salmon get fed seven times a day, which keeps our workers busy. We will begin marking the fish with an adipose fin clip and Coded Wire Tags in early March. Stop in to see the fish, watch the marking process and learn about the hatchery.

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: March 12, 2019
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