We happened to be in Mammoth the day of the Hatchery's annual "open house." Kids got to fish for free and there were lots of opportunities for the kids, and adults, to learn how to fish. The kids loved it and both caught fish. There was a bit of a wait, but it was well worth it. This is probably... 更多
Not knowing a darn thing about fishing, stocking or the like- it was interesting to learn about the hatchery. You can stroll among the vast tanks and learn how they are managed. You can even learn how to distinguish stock fish from natural ones while you are fishing.
We have taken our kids here but returned as we were in the area. It is pretty cool to see brown trout in this amount from fingerlings to pretty large ones. The best time to come is feeding time when they swarm and splash as the pellets are strewn from the machine.
As a side trip we drove down this dusty road, parked, and walked a few hundred yards to the Hot Creek Fish Hatchery. There wasn't anyone around and the one truck driver we did see didn't acknowledge us or our two children as they drove past. We saw browns and rainbows in various growth stages which was impressive. It would've... 更多
If you have been to one hatchery you pretty much know what your. In for. My little boy loves to feed the fish but we couldn't find any fish food at this one. The hatchery workers were all very kind and offered to answer any questions for us. We had a picnic right outside of the Hatcher at a picnic... 更多
This is where they raise the trout that are planted for the fisherman. They are huge and there are a lot of them. They have food in old gumball machines you can feed them with for a quarter so dont forget to bring some change. My kids loved it. It only takes an hour or so to check it out... 更多
We stopped by on the way out of town. It was great seeing some of these fish up close, especially since we didn't catch many. We got to see the trout go crazy as they were being fed.