Albany, Ore. — The water is cooling down and the angling at Junction City Pond is about to heat up. The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife will stock Junction City Pond with 3,000 winter steelhead weighing approximately one pound each the week of Oct. 1.
“These are really nice looking fish and they’re really fun to catch,” says Timothy Wright, Leaburg Hatchery Manager. “It’s something different than the normal rainbow trout. Families are going to have a blast catching these.”
ODFW is taking advantage of this year’s successful winter steelhead production, giving anglers an opportunity to harvest some of these special trout. Recently, several amenities have been installed at Junction City pond including a gravel trail for persons with disabilities and a wooden boardwalk. These improvements were made possible by an ODFW Restoration and Enhancement program and is just one of the many projects that the program supports throughout the state.
For other angling opportunities, visit the Easy Angling section of ODFW’s web sie
The trout stocking schedule for water bodies along the north and mid-coast and Willamette Valley is available on the ODFW website