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Fish Raised at Darrah Springs Hatchery

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Broodstocks of Rainbow and Eagle Lake trout are reared at Darrah Springs Hatchery for transfer to Mt. Shasta Hatchery where cold water will ensure proper egg development. Although Darrah Springs Hatchery has water temperatures ideal for rapid growth, it is too warm for successful egg development.

Rainbow Trout - Coleman strain. Rainbow trout are provided for recreational angling are now sterile (triploid).

Rainbow Trout - Shasta strain. Rainbow trout are provided for recreational angling are now sterile (triploid).

Eagle Lake Trout - Known for its resistance to highly alkaline waters, the Eagle Lake trout is a native to Eagle Lake and its Pine Creek tributary.

Lahontan Cutthroat Trout - Named for the distinctive red markings under its lower jaw. The Cutthroat trout is a species native to California. Learn more about native species.



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830 S Street, Sacramento, CA 95811 | (916) 327-8840


Darrah Springs Hatchery

29661 Wildcat Road, Paynes Creek, CA 96075
Phone (530) 474-3141
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