Deer Mountain Hatchery

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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.

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Fish Culturist Henry Hastings stands next to holding tank.   Photo by Matt Allen

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Chinook Pre-Smolts entering rearing pond from transport tanker.  Photo by Jesse Knock