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Jocko River Trout Hatchery is a rainbow trout brood and production hatchery that is owned and operated by the Fish, Wildlife & Parks. This facility houses Arlee rainbow trout broodstock which provides rainbow trout eggs for other Montana fish hatcheries.
The Jocko River hatchery has been operated as a rainbow trout broodstock station since the early 1950s. No other species of trout are reared at this facility. The Arlee strain of rainbow trout is used extensively in Fish, Wildlife & Parks management of lakes and reservoirs. Arlee rainbow trout eggs are produced here and are shipped to other Montana state production stations where they are raised for stocking. When available, excess eggs are sold to qualified private growers within the State of Montana each year. Rainbow trout are also reared at this hatchery and are distributed into state waters.
From I-90 W of Missoula: Travel N on Hwy 93 approx. 19 miles; go through Arlee, MT; approx. 200 yards N of town turn E (right) onto Oxford Rd; go approx. 200 yards and turn N (left) onto Hatchery Lane at hatchery sign; go through residential area, through gate, and down steep narrow road to hatchery grounds. Open 8:30am - 4:30pm daily.
(Lat 47.169, Lng
If you have questions or comments please send mail to: Jocko River Trout Hatchery,
71873 Hatchery Lane Arlee, MT 59821
or call 406-726-3344