Partial summary of Division of Wildlife Brown Trout Program, 2017
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Trout Program Overview: Hatchery Production
Kevin Kayle (Fish Hatchery Program Administrator)
Kevin Kayle (KK) started the presentation by giving a history
of Ohioâ€™s trout program, focused on rainbow trout and
trout only. Three hatcheries are involved in trout stocking in
London, and Kincaid State Fish Hatcheries (SFH). Rainbow trout
are raised at all three hatcheries and brown trout only at
London. The Division of Wildlife (DOW) has made significant
investments at all three of these hatcheries to improve our trout
production capabilities. Capital improvements at these
hatcheries include $2,500,000 at the Kincaid SFH (completed in
2009), $7,000,000 at Castalia SFH (completed in 2012) and
$1,500,000 at London SFH (completed in 2015).
The DOW no longer hold brood stock for eggs. Rainbow trout
eggs come from Troutlodge in Washington. Eggs are delivered to
London in January and Castalia in March. Brown trout are
delivered to the London SFH in November from the United
States Fish and Wildlife Serviceâ€™s Saratoga National
Hatchery (in Wyoming). After eggs are given an Iodine bath to
kill any disease, the eggs are placed in Heath trays, at
approximately 10,000 eggs per tray. Yolk sac fry hatch from
eggs and sustain themselves with the yolk for first few weeks.
After day 14, they need food, and food size increases as fish
Fish are initially fed a prepared fish diet at 4R (See the Full Article...)