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Species Raised at Hot Creek Hatchery

Boy holding a fish - Photo by DFW David Hunter

Brown Trout -  Also known as German brown trout, this fish are native to Eastern Europe. Brown trout have been planted into many State waters for recreational fishing. These days, sterile brown trout (triploid) continue to provide anglers a quality fishing experience.

Lahontan Cutthroat - Trout Distinctive red markings on the lower jaw of these fish led to the name. The cutthroat is a species native to the Lahontan Basin of the Eastern Sierra Nevada range and parts of Utah. For more on this species see wild trout.

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. Eagle Lake trout are also a California Heritage Species

Rainbow Trout - This popular fish, native to the tributaries of the Pacific Ocean in North American and Asia, can now be found all over the world. Farmed as food in many areas, it can now be found worldwide for recreational angling and as a food source. Rainbow trout are a premier fish desired by anglers for recreational fishing in California. Rainbow trout are provided for recreational angling are now sterile (triploid).


Stocking a local water
Stocking a local water

Hot Creek Hatchery (lower section)
Hot Creek Hatchery (lower section)


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

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121 Hot Creek Hatchery Road,
Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546
Phone (760) 934-2664
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