Fall Chinook update : Cedar Creek Hatchery, 01/22/2021
Quick update on the status and development of the Fall Chinook that were spawned by the Nestucca Anglers in October 2020 here at Cedar Creek Hatchery. There were three egg takes (10/12, 20, 27/2020) totaling an estimated 159,600 eggs for production.
All three groups have hatched (12/7, 18, 26/2020) and are looking lively! The sack fry are currently trayed down in our basket troughs in groups of 5,000. It’s looking like they will be “buttoned up” (sack fully absorbed) by the end of February.
Once the sack fry have completely absorbed their yolks they will be ponded into the hatch houses’ Canadian troughs and we will begin feeding them. I’ll send another update with the ponding details, feed details and some photos so you can see their progress!
2020 has brought many challenges throughout this year. Times continue to be tough but our message is the Nestucca Anglers team remains strong!
On Monday Aug 23rd, our 2019-2020 Broodstock has been released in 5 different Nestucca basin locations and was estimated to be at 100,000 fish. Sunday Sept 13th, the holding pens at the hatchery were cleaned and are now ready for us to start our 2020-2021 adult fall Chinook collection.
Volunteers cleaning and disinfecting the raceway getting ready for the collection of 2021 Broodstock.
Going forward we will be posting all of our activities as well as future events on this site. This will include event photos, annual videos and most importantly updated timelines and ways you can help us succeed.
Due to COVID-19, we are unable to hold large events and/or any fundraising activities. With the launch of this new site we are planning to run a GoFundMe activity asking for help with the breeding, rearing and transplantation of this next years run of fish.
We have just uploaded our 2019 “Year End Post” video. These volunteers and many others strive to keep this program successful year over year. Stay tuned for our 2020 summary and don’t forget to book mark our new events page for future activities.