Cecil

Trout growth from hatched eggs

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The trout I hatched back in December apear to be definitely in the 5 inch range. This one is a brook trout. The pond also has brown and tiger trout. I may have seen a brown trout that was larger. 

 

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I should be able to get another 5 inches or more on them by the time the pond water temps are so low in late fall to winter growth will be negligible. 

I'm hoping I can get my trout to harvest size of 4 to 5 pounds in two years vs. my three years previously. Previously I was purchasing them as yearlings at 6 to 8 inches. These are only a few months old and already almost 6 inches. 

I'm planning on hatching eggs again in the fall and putting them into a floating raceway in the pond in the spring to separate them from the larger fish. This way I can have fish of harvest size on an annual basis vs. every two or three years  as previously as I had to completely start over. 

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