Striped Bass Moving Out
Striped bass, an angler favorite, can be found in large rivers and reservoirs. But did you know that many of these fish are hatched, raised and stocked by the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division? In fact, the Richmond Hill Hatchery is the sole producer of Atlantic striped bass fry, hybrid striped bass fry, and white bass fry in the state.
“We are excited here at the Richmond Hill Fish Hatchery because the very first striped bass produced at the facility since the renovation was completed are being transferred to rearing ponds today,” said fisheries biologist Chris Harper. “It takes about 30 days to get these fish large enough to stock, about one-inch in length, then we harvest them from the rearing ponds and haul them out to locations all over Georgia for stocking!”