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Fish Stocking

Brook Trout - Originating from the Eastern United States, Brook trout were brought over the rail lines in the early 1800's. Despite their common name, the Brook Trout is actually a char. Brook trout stocked in approved waters of California are now triploid (PDF) to providing recreational anglers with this species.

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.

Golden Trout - The Golden Trout is California's state fish. Usually found in high mountain lakes in the sierras, the golden is known for its bright red and gold coloring.

Kokanee - The common name for a land locked Sockeye Salmon. During spawning these fish take on a deep red hue.

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).

Photos of trout as eyed eggs, alevin, fingerlings, and trophy-size fish



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


Mount Shasta Fish Hatchery

17372 Brook Trout Drive, Friant, CA 93626
Phone (559) 822-2374
Email San Joaquin Hatchery