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Species of Fish Raised at Feather River Fish Hatchery

Chinook Salmon - Chinook salmon have seventeen distinctive runs in California. These runs vary in many ways, and are categorized into 6 Evolutionarily Significant Units. Some units have been listed as threatened species. Feather River Hatchery spawn, rear and release Spring and Fall Run Chinook salmon of Feather River origin.

Steelhead Trout - are an anadromous form of rainbow trout. These fish return from the ocean after a few years to spawn in rivers and creeks similar to a salmon. They differ from salmon in that a steelhead may spawn and return to the ocean more than once.

Feather River Fall-run Chinook salmon
Feather River Fall-run Chinook salmon

Fish returning to hatchery using fish ladder
Fish returning to hatchery using fish ladder


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


5 Table Mountain Blvd., Oroville, CA 95965
Phone (530) 538-2222
Email Feather River

About this Facility

  • Species
    Spring - and Fall-Run Chinook Salmon and Steelhead Trout
  • History
  • Trap Count Information
    When adult fish are returning to hatchery, information regarding species, number and sex of fish is reported and available to the public.

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