Whitman Lake

Whitman Lake Hatchery – Hatchery Permit #8

Whitman Lake, SSRAA’S first hatchery was constructed by SSRAA in 1978. The hatchery is located on the Ketchikan road system 8 miles south of Ketchikan at Herring Cove.

Current production:

  • 600,000 chinook salmon released at the hatchery.
  • 400,000 yearling chinook transported to Carroll Inlet for release each spring.
  • 500,000 chinook eggs transported to Crystal Lake each fall.
  • 100,000 chinoook fry transported to Port Saint Nicholas each summer.
  • 300,000 chinook fry transported to Deer Mountain Hatchery each summer.
  • 300,000 fall coho released at the hatchery.
  • 600,000 yearling fall coho transported to Nakat Inlet for release each spring.
  • 300,000 yearling fall coho transported to Anita Bay for release each spring.
  • 200,000 fall coho fry transported to Deer Mountain Hatchery each summer.
  • 1,200,000 fall coho fry transported to Neck Lake each summer.
  • 100,000 summer coho released at the hatchery.
  • 600,000 summer coho eggs transported to Burnett Inlet each winter.
  • 40 million summer chum eggs from Neets Bay, incubated and transported to Kendrick Bay.

Returning adults are harvested by all users in common property fisheries and provide broodstock for the Whitman Lake Hatchery programs as well as cost recovery for SSRAA.