The Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife will conduct its annual landlocked salmon first egg take on Wednesday, November 14th in Raymond.
The egg take will occur at the Raymond Fish Trap on Mill Street and will begin at 9 a.m.
The Department’s Casco Fish Hatchery supplies all the landlocked salmon eggs for the Sebago Lake Stream. Hatchery staff has been catching landlocked salmon from Sebago Lake at the Raymond trap since October and will strip the fish for eggs on Wednesday.
The eggs will then be brought to the Casco Hatchery where they will be fertilized, incubated and grown. When ready, the fish will be released back into the Sebago Lake Stream.
The Hatchery staff will be doing a second egg take a week after the first one because not all fish will be ready to spawn this week.
The egg take process is expected to last until 11:30 a.m.
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