Wow thats it this year? I was going to go to Rose lake in November but guess not now. From what I read it soinds like there going to put more focus on rearing Steelhead and keep rainbow trout output the same. I'll hit Stonelick if there's room.
The reduced numbers are just for this fall while the Castalia Hatchery is renovated as far as I can tell. I guess that the London Hatchery is carrying some of Castalias load while the renovation is going on.
Just talked to a nice lady at Castalia who said they will re-open in early spring. They have NO trout right now at all and are going to produce the same numbers of rainbows when complete, but the eggs are comming from Kincaid now instead of the London strain.