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Brood Culls stocked in Crystal, Granite Reservoirs
Brood Culls stocked in Crystal, Granite Reservoirs

LARAMIE The Wyoming Game and Fish Department stocked 1,000 brood cull rainbow trout in Crystal and Granite reservoirs on Tuesday.

The rainbow trout were culled from the breeding stock at Boulder Fish Rearing Station. They weigh about three pounds each and are about 16 inches in length. Each reservoir received 500 fish.

As breeding stock, the fish produce between 2.5 and 3 million eggs per year. The eggs are shipped to fish hatcheries around the state where they are raised and eventually stocked into public waters. When broodstock fish reach three to five years old they are beyond their peak spawning production and are released into lakes and rivers in the state for anglers to enjoy.