Final Egg Take 2023

Nestucca Angler’s and Cedar Creek Hatchery staff spawned the last egg take for the class of 2023 fry. The fry will stay in the hatch house under the care of the hatchery staff through the winter. 

Here are a few pictures of the hatch boxes within the hatch house. The wood cedar covers were rebuilt by the Nestucca Anglers last winter to keep the eggs and fry in a quiet dark environment while they develop. 

Thank you to all the volunteers that worked very hard this fall collecting Broodstock and with the spawning. Special thanks to the Cedar Creek Hatchery staff as their leadership and teamwork is a big part of the success of Rhoades pond Fall Chinook Broodstock Program (ODFW STEP).