Trout Hatchery

The Colville Tribal Fish Hatchery is used to enhance reservation fisheries by producing a minimum of 50,000 pounds of trout annually. These hatchery fish are distributed throughout reservation waters and are used as substitution for the lost anadromous fish that once thrived in the upper Columbia River before construction of Chief Joseph and Grand Coulee dams. The Rufus Woods Net Pen Project is part of a supplementation effort that is overseen by the Colville Tribal Resident Fish program which provides fish to the Rufus Woods fishery. 

2019 Annual Trout Hatchery Stocking Plan PDF