Carson National Fish Hatchery
Pacific Region
 

2017 Calendar of Events

Carson NFH (call for more information - 509-427-5905)

  • March 28: 250,000 smolts transferred to the Walla Walla Basin
  • April 10: 1,170,000 salmon smolts released directly into the Wind River
  • April 24 - May 11: salmon fry being marked in Marking Trailers
  • May 1: fish ladder opens
  • August 9, 16 and 23: spring Chinook salmon spawning
  • September 9: Kid's Fishing Day 8:00 am - 1:00 pm (no registration after 12:00 pm)

Eagle Creek NFH (call for more information - 503-630-6270)

  • January - March: winter steelhead return to the hatchery
  • February: coho fry moved from incubators to the outdoor raceways
  • early March: smolts are transferred to Yakama Nation and Nez Perce coho restoration programs
  • March: Open House (call for exact date)
  • early April: 350,000 coho smolts released into Eagle Creek
  • June/July: marking and tagging trailer at the hatchery to tag coho fingerlings
  • October: fish ladder open for coho salmon
  • late October - mid-November: coho spawning

Little White Salmon NFH (call for more information - 509-538-2755)

  • April 12: spring Chinook salmon smolts released
  • May 1: fish ladder opens
  • June: fall Chinook salmon released
  • August 15 and 22: spring Chinook salmon spawning
  • September: fish ladder open for fall Chinook salmon
  • mid-October - November: upriver bright fall Chinook spawning

Spring Creek NFH (call for more information - 509-493-1730)

  • April 10: salmon release- 8:00 am - 11:00 am
  • May 8: salmon release - 8:00 am - 11:00 am
  • August: 28: fish ladder open
  • September 15 - 30: tule fall Chinook salmon spawning (call for exact days/times)
  • September 23: Open House - 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Willard NFH (call for more information - 509-538-2305)

  • mid-March: transfer 40,000 coho to Methow River drainage for acclimation
  • late-March: transfer 240,000 coho to Wenatchee River drainage for acclimation
  • June - early July: marking and tagging upriver bright fall Chinook salmon
  • early July: release 2 million upriver bright fall Chinook onsite into the Little White Salmon River
  • September 18-22: marking and tagging coho salmon
  • November - February: incubation of upriver bright fall Chinook eggs
  • December - March: incubation of coho salmon


Last updated: March 6, 2017
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