2011 Spawning Crew: Here is our spawning crew after the second spawn of the year.  This year over 1.2 million eggs will be taken in April and May.2011 Spawning Crew: Here is our spawning crew after the second spawn of the year. This year over 1.2 million eggs will be taken in April and May.

Hatchery personnel crowd fish at the spawn channel to begin sorting males and females for spawning.Hatchery personnel crowd fish at the spawn channel to begin sorting males and females for spawning.

Departments

There are four departments within the administration of Pyramid Lake Fisheries which include: Maintenance; Human Resources and Employment; Production; and Resources and Biology. The production department features four facilities for producing the trout so coveted by the angling public.  Each year up to a million trout are reared in these hatcheries for release in the fall.  Cui-ui are reared in two different hatcheries to supplement the natural recruitment during years when low river flows fail to attract a Cui-ui run.  Human Resources manages our federal grant income, handles the payroll, hires new employees and coordinates all our visitation.  Maintenance has a big job in keeping up the complex network of plumbing and electrical needs and keeps up buildings and access roads.  Resources and Biology is the link between the fish that are stocked each year and the dynamic ecosystem of the lower Truckee River and the lake.