Cool Video Of Spawning Steelhead, Chinook In NorCal Hatchery

The above video is courtesy of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s Pacific Southwest Region, who explained more about the spawning hatchery steelies and kings:

When it’s spawning season at the Coleman National Fish Hatchery in Anderson, Calif., all hands are on deck. From October to March, hatchery employees spawn Steelhead and Chinook salmon twice a week.

The hatchery hosts an annual Salmon Festival on the third Saturday of October to show visitor how spawning works. However, since October is months away, here’s a behind-the-scenes video of spawning at the Coleman National Fish Hatchery. — Byrhonda Lyons