The Chateaugay Fish Hatchery is open to visitors every day, raising primarily brook, brown, and rainbow trout, but has a diverse rearing program with specialty fish.
One is the Raquette Lake strain of lake trout, which has fine genes. A New York State record trout, 5 pound 4.5 ounces, in was caught in Raquette waters, in June of 2009.
Another is the Temiscamiex domestic hybrid. This was the first record breaking fish of 2012 in New York State, a 5 lb. 14 oz. brook trout. It was stocked as a fingerling a cross between a domestic brook trout and a wild Temiscamie (Canadian-strain) brook trout.
These hybrids are bred and stocked because for a better survival rate among the many different ponds, lakes, and streams in the Adirondacks.
The Chateaugay Hatchery is located near the Village of Chateaugay in northern Franklin County. This facility has a very diverse rearing program which includes , brown trout, rainbow trout and brook trout, including .
- Directions: Off Rte 11 .75 mile east of Chateaugay
- Visiting Hours: 8 a.m. - 3 p.m. every day, year round
- Major Species: Brook, brown, rainbow, and lake trout
- Spawning Season: None
- Annual production is approximately 90,000 pounds
Find out more with our blog post, Angler Alert: Chateaugay Fish Hatchery.