Fish Spawning Project Provides Nevada Waters with Trout

Marlette Lake - Washoe County, NV (Washoe County)

Photo Credit: Courtesy of NDOW

by Nevada Department of Wildlife

Every summer NDOW staff and volunteers head to western Nevada's beautiful Marlette Lake for the annual Marlette Lake Broodstock Spawning Project. The eggs we get from this project provide our fish hatcheries with most of the trout we stock in waters across the state.

In this week's Nevada Wild, NDOW's Ashley Sanchez and Aaron Keller sit down with Native Aquatic Staff Specialist Chris Crookshanks and Western Region Fisheries Supervisor Kim Tisdale to explain the project, its history, its importance to recreational fishing in Nevada, and how you can get involved.

Buy your fishing license at, and find stocking updates and fishing reports here. Keep an eye on this page for a chance to volunteer for the project next year! 

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