Norm Frazier adds cutthroat eggs to a hatching jar at the Big Bend Hatchery.Norm Frazier adds cutthroat eggs to a hatching jar at the Big Bend Hatchery.

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Big Bend Hatchery

The Big Bend Hatchery is located in Wadsworth, NV along the Truckee River.  This facility was designed to raise Lahontan cutthroat trout (LCT) to the fingerling stage and then plant them into the river.  The hope is that the LCT will imprint on the river water and return to this area to spawn.  In recent years, the Big Bend Facility was converted for the incubation and release of Cui-ui to a wetland area along the Truckee River, which allows larval Cui-ui to enter the river and migrate naturally down to Pyramid Lake.