So here is part 2. I'm sure you'll find something interesting.
I continued down the "cement ponds" and took another photo of planters.
|Big enough to plant|
Then at the very end I found this little pool. Look closely, there are some mongo Rainbows and Browns. Some I would guess upwards of 23"-24". Makes one want to fish right there, but they don't see the humor of fishing in the hatchery.
|Really big Rainbows and Browns.|
The first thing I noticed was a LOT of fishing line hanging from the surrounding trees. Some of the trees even had bobbers like the one below.
|Can't catch any fish way up there.|
|The way to Don Pedro|
The first tank had these fish. Anyone want to take a guess what they are? Tell you later.
|Not the same two.|
I'm only guessing because there are many High Sierra lakes that have absolutely no access by anything other than air (or maybe horseback) that have fish in them. Some are Rainbows and some are the beautiful Golden Trout.
|Baby Golden Trout|
Here are a couple bullet points.
- They are doing some really good stuff at this hatchery.
- They mentioned that the problems at Nimbus Hatchery are not limited to the last couple years.
- They stock the area in the pictures above and along the rest of Moccasin Creek to Don Pedro.
- If you're out this way (it's near Yosemite) stop in and check it out.
- Fishing that spot in the pictures above is next to impossible with a 9' fly rod. Note to self: take "3" the next time.
Hope this peaked your interest.