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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.

  • The Journey Begins...

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    All 10.5 million tule fall Chinook salmon have been released for the year. These salmon will spend the next 2-5 years swimming off the coast of Washington and British Columbia. Our adults will return to spawn in late August.

  • This Time of Year...

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    This time of year our raceways are empty and we have no fish on station! From mid-May until late August we are bare and dry. If you come to the hatchery you will find lots of windsurfers, a great place to walk or picnic and a lot of solitude! Enjoy...

what's happening at the hatchery

Proposed Codification of Fishing Opportunities, Spring Creek National Fish Hatchery

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is proposing to codify recreational fishing opportunities for Largemouth Bass, Pacific Salmon, Rainbow Trout, Steelhead, White Sturgeon, Yellow Perch and other cool water fish species on the Spring Creek National Fish Hatchery (NFH) in accordance with the Spring Creek NFH Fishing Plan. This action will codify bank fishing on the Columbia and White Salmon Rivers.

We are seeking public comments on the Draft Fishing Plan and the Draft Environmental Assessment for Codifying Recreational Fishing at Spring Creek Salmon National Fish Hatchery.

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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: August 15, 2019
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