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The Oroville Fish Hachtery is a must see you must go September 16/20 and you will be amassed. It is so many fish in the viewing windows. Steal head and salmon. Then you can also see the process that the hatchery does with the fish....More
The fish hatchery usually starts spawning salmon around the first part of September. There are viewing windows to see the fish swimming up toward the hatchery and to watch the hatchery workers spawn the fish. They also have spawning channels in the back of the...More
The Salmon spawn was slowing down when we stopped in late September but we still saw plenty of fish. It was interesting to see them work their way up the fish ladders. In the harvest area they do kill many of the fish but it...More
I always thought fish ladders were to assist the fish in reaching wild upstream waters for natural spawning and preservation of a wild species. Not here! This fish ladder takes the fish into a hatchery area, where they are KILLED (they call it "harvested" on...More
We visited the fish hatchery in November. The big harvesting was over by the time that we visited. They added a very informational self guided tour. The tour is easy to follow and well thought out. Informational signs are new and full of information. In...More
Has everything you would want in a fish hatchery...Has a staging area for the Salmon and steelhead below a dam so the fish can rest before traveling up the fish latter proceeding to round holding tanks to be held til ready to spawn and you...More