Thursday, December 16, 2010

Bonneville Fish Hatchery

I remember going to the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW) Bonneville Fish Hatchery when I was a little kid a handful of times.  Last spring I was driving and found that I had a few hours to spare, so I pulled over at the hatchery and wondered around for about an hour and a half.

There were a bunch of rectangular, concrete pools covered with net.  The net is to keep the little fish from jumping out.



The coolest part is the sturgeon pond.  There is a section at one end of the pond that is underground with a glass window that looks into the pond.



There are a handful of fish food vending machines around where you can buy food and feed the fish.  I used it to coax the trout closer for pictures.





Apparently I didn't take as many pictures of the hatchery as I thought.  Maybe I'll go back and add more to this.

11 comments:

  1. great pics man... sounds like you had a good time!

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  2. Those are some good looking fish, I remember a PETCO near me that had a big fish in it and you could buy food from a machine and feed it.

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  3. awesome, love the outdoors and fishing... been hunting as of late though!
    good read...

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  4. Some nice pics you've got there.

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  5. this reminds me, ive got to feed my fish soon!

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  6. wow. great pics. beautiful place too. :)

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  7. Cool pictures, what do they do with the fish? Do they sell them or release them back into the ocean?

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