Lahontan holding open house |

Lahontan holding open house


The Lahontan National Fish Hatchery will hold its annual open house today from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The public is welcome to visit the facility, located five miles south of Gardnerville on Highway 395. Valley Boy Scouts will provide tours of the facility, and visitors will follow the life history of the Lahontan cutthroat trout from egg to release. They will also learn how the national fish hatchery conserves water by recycling it through a biological filter system.

The hatchery is part of a federal hatchery system operated by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of Interior.

Registration forms for the 1998 Kid’s Fishing Derby to be held at Lampe Park in Gardnerville on June 6 and 7 will be available. The hatchery is raising 5,000 Erwin strain rainbow trout for the derby.

Visitors can view the rainbow trout, which are now more than 9 inches long.

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