March 24, 2015
SSRAA reached another milestone in March as its new production arrived at the Deer Mountain Hatchery. 90,000 Chinook pre-smolt reared at the Whitman Lake Hatchery were transported and ponded into circular tanks at the Deer Mountain site. The Chinook will be on a daily feeding regiment until released into Ketchikan Creek in May.
Fish Culturist Henry Hastings stands next to holding tank. Photo by Matt Allen
Chinook Pre-Smolts entering rearing pond from transport tanker. Photo by Jesse Knock