The Hotchkiss National Fish Hatchery is busy stocking area lakes and streams with rainbow trout raised at the hatchery.
Over the past couple of weeks, fish were stocked at:
Silver Jack Reservoir — 19,126 7.7" rainbow trout;
McPhee Reservoir — 13,155 9.4-inch rainbow trout;
Monte Vista National Wildlife Refuge, 12.1-inch rainbow trout for a fishing derby;
Animas River — 18,253 three-inch rainbow trout; and
Volunteer Park, Paonia — 1,250 12.5-inch rainbow trout for annual Huck Finn Fishing Derby.
So far this year the hatchery has stocked McPhee Reservoir, Ridgway Reservoir, Heron Reservoir, Leadville NFH, Blue Mesa Reservoir, Lemon Reservoir, Ute Indian Reservation, Silver Jack Reservoir, Monte Vista NWR and the Animas River.blog comments powered by Disqus