Fall spawning: Story Fish Hatchery creates conditions ideal for trout eggs to thrive
October 20, 2022
BUFFALO - If you've caught a trout in Wyoming, chances are it grew from an egg spawned at Story Fish Hatchery.
Operated by the Wyoming Game and Fish Department, the hatchery located just over the border from Johnson County is the state's primary source of trout eggs, which eventually grow to live in lakes for anglers to catch.
October at the fish hatchery is reserved for spawning five varieties of trout: brown, brook, lake, splake and tiger.
The role of fish hatcheries is twofold, according to Steve Diekema, superintendent of the Story hatchery. First, these facilities exist to rai...