Category: Hatcheries

Learn more about what our hatcheries do to bring you fish!

Part 4 Life of a Rainbow Trout

In Part 3 of Life of a Rainbow Trout you learned about operations at Sterling Springs Hatchery where the fish are raised from egg to fingerling. We then transfer the trout to Page Springs Hatchery where they are grown to a catchable size of 9 to 10 inches. This is...

Part 3 Life of a Rainbow Trout

In Part 1 and Part 2 of Life of a Rainbow Trout, you learned about the transition of Rainbow Trout eggs into fry. You will now learn about the next stages of development of Arizona’s stocked Rainbow Trout at Sterling Springs Hatchery. Following the swim-up of the fry, small pinches...

Part 2 Life of a Rainbow Trout

We are back with Part 2 in our series of the Life of a Rainbow Trout at Sterling Springs Hatchery. In Part 1 of the Life of a Rainbow Trout, we left off where the eggs had been rolling in the McDonald jars for approximately 11 days and the coloration...

Part 1 Life of a Rainbow Trout

Have you ever wondered where all of the Rainbow Trout in Arizona come from? Well you are in luck! This four part series will walk you through the life of a Rainbow Trout from the beginning to end. Delivery On December 6, 2016 Sterling Springs Hatchery received a second shipment...

Check out the Bubbling Ponds Hatchery page!

Learn about the Arizona Game and Fish Department’s Hatchery Program at Bubbling Ponds Hatchery. The department recently acquired the adjacent property to the west of Bubbling Ponds for native fish production which consists of 31.7 acres of land with water rights. This new native fish facility will support production ponds,...

Check out the Sterling Springs Hatchery page!

Learn about the Arizona Game and Fish Department’s Hatchery Program at Sterling Springs Hatchery. The primary purpose of the hatchery is to supply Page Springs Hatchery with approximately 1.3 million fingerling trout for grow out and stocking. Some of the trout fingerlings reared by Sterling Springs Hatchery are stocked directly...

Check out the Tonto Creek Hatchery Page!

Learn about the Arizona Game and Fish Department’s Hatchery Program at Tonto Creek Hatchery. The average production of the hatchery is 50,000 pounds of trout annually which represents 15% of all the trout stocked in Arizona.  This can be tied directly to $72.7 million in positive contribution to the state’s economy....

Check out the Canyon Creek Hatchery page!

Learn about the Arizona Game and Fish Department’s Hatchery Program at Canyon Creek Hatchery and see hatchery personnel feeding Cutthroat Trout. Canyon Creek Hatchery produces on average 80,000 pounds of trout annually.  That represents 20% of the total trout stocked in Arizona, generating an economic impact of $125.9 million to...