April 25, 2014
THIS UNDATED photo provided by the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife shows the Oregon Hatchery Research Center near Alsea, Ore. The center has agreed to do an experiment on whether hatchery-produced steelhead can be bred to be better biters. A growing body of evidence indicates that hatchery fish bite anglers' hooks less frequently than wild fish. Oregon spends $25 million a year on producing salmon and steelhead for anglers to catch.
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Scientists believe hatchery fish are not as aggressive as native species