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Fish Species Raised at Kern River Hatchery

Kern River Rainbow Trout
Kern River Rainbow 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.

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 (PDF).

Kern River Rainbow Trout - The Kern Rainbow Trout is a subspecies of the golden trout found in the Kern River, and is genetically similar yet distinct from other rainbow trout.

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

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14415 Sierra Way, Kernville, CA 93238
Phone (760) 376-2846
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