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2017-09-13 / Outdoor Life

Brown Trout For the Future


A DEC Worker at the Catskill Hatchery pours trout eggs into a pan filled with milt. 
Photo Courtesy of NYSDEC A DEC Worker at the Catskill Hatchery pours trout eggs into a pan filled with milt. Photo Courtesy of NYSDEC DEBRUCE — The end of August at the Department of Environmental Conservation’s Catskill Hatchery is brown trout egg take time.

DEC staff took eggs from 240 female trout and crossed them with milt for 240 males. More than one million fertilized eggs were collected.

Trout that are grown from these eggs will be stocked throughout the state in 2019 as yearlings.

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