Don Bee planted approximately 2,000 catchable rainbow trout in Kincaid Park's Little Campbell Lake on Friday. The fish from the Alaska Department of Fish and Game's William Jack Hernandez Sport Fish Hatchery completes the first round of spring fish stocking for Anchorage-area lakes.
There will be two more rounds of planting for some area lakes this summer.
Eight hundred thousand rainbows and Arctic char will be placed this summer in Southcentral Alaska. The Alaska Department of Fish and Game website has a searchable database that provides information on when and what species have been stocked in specific lakes.
Just before freeze-up in the fall, king salmon will be stocked in area lakes. Five hundred and thirty-five thousand coho salmon smolt have been released into Ship Creek with 365,000 kings to come next week.
The Hernandez hatchery on Reeve Boulevard in Anchorage is open to the public from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. seven days a week. Fisheries staff are available to answer questions, and guided tours can be set up for larger groups.