Lahontan National Fish Hatchery Stocking

Lake Tahoe

Lahontan National Fish Hatchery stocking truck delivering fish to Lake Tahoe.
Photo Credit: USFWS

by Lahontan National Fish Hatchery Staff

Over the last week the Lahontan National Fish Hatchery has stocked 14,783 catchable Pilot Peak strain Lahontan cutthroat trout into Lake Tahoe at El Dorado Beach, Zephyr Cove Marina, and Sand Harbor State Park. Stocking and updates will continue weekly throughout the summer at various publicly accessible locations in both California and Nevada. Approximately 25% of the trout stocked will be tagged with a T-bar anchor tag that has a unique ID and phone number on it. Anglers are encouraged to report their catch and help our biologists evaluate the success of the stocking along with the growth, survival and distribution of the fish. Thank you to the Washoe Tribe of Nevada and California, California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Nevada Department of Wildlife, Tahoe Regional Planning Agency and the USDA Forest Service-Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit for the ongoing collaboration in this effort.
​Fun Facts:
-Lahontan cutthroat trout are the only trout native to Lake
-Lahontan cutthroat trout are the state fish of Nevada.
-Lahontan cutthroat trout are the largest inland cutthroat trout in the world.

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