According to our long-serving team members, the first selection process performed on this stock was to set screens in the raceways with Jumper stock low enough that those fish with the desire could jump over the rack. The fish that jumped the rack was selected, with the idea being these fish would provide the best fight for anglers. For this reason, the nickname ‘Jumper’ was given to this group, a name that continues to this day and is still part of our inventory labeling system.
Despite these origins, this group began undergoing quantitative breeding selection for the same criteria as our other groups and should be considered the same as our other groups in terms of growth performance. In addition, the Jumper group has been subject to multiple generations of Genomic selection for resistance to Flavobacterium Psychrophilum infections (BCWD/RTFS) and shows significant resistance to such challenges.