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Fish on: First round of stocking complete for Anchorage lakes

  • Author: Bob Hallinen
  • Updated: May 25, 2018
  • Published May 25, 2018

About 2,000 rainbow trout flow into Little Campbell Lake on Friday morning. (Bob Hallinen / ADN)

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.

Rainbow trout swim in one of three tanks on an Alaska Department of Fish and Game truck before being released Friday morning. (Bob Hallinen / ADN)

There will be two more rounds of planting for some area lakes this summer.

Don Bee with the Alaska Department of Fish and Game plants 2,000 rainbow trout into Little Campbell Lake in Anchorage, AK on Friday May 25, 2018. (Bob Hallinen / ADN)

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.

Don Bee, with the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, stocks Little Campbell Lake. (Bob Hallinen / ADN)

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.

Don Bee with the Alaska Department of Fish and Game checks the temperature and oxygen content of Little Campbell Lake before stocking catchable rainbow trout. (Bob Hallinen / ADN)

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.

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