Depends on the location and the management strategy as to whether the fish have the ability to make it upstream. Feel free to shoot me a PM if you have further questions.
Well, there you go. I thought they all swam in and got the state funded handjob. Guess that's not always the case.This isn't true for every hatchery.
Not quite Jim, if they go up may creek they are taped and held for other hatcheries, at the other end of the hatchery is where the Lader to the holding ponds to await spawning is. There is a weir there only for kings, once the wild fish are done spawning they remove it so hatchery coho and steelhead can and do wander above.At the Wallace hatchery it is the end of the line for the fish. They swim into the holding pond and are scooped out of there and the eggs are taken there.