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ODFW increases stocking in some lakes for fall fishing
 
October 28, 2009

 

SALEM, Ore. -- While trout fishing will be closing in most rivers and streams in Oregon on Oct. 31, trout fishing in many lakes and reservoirs throughout the state will be heating up thanks to a supplemental fall stocking program  by the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife.

Rainbow trout
The additional larger and trophy-sized trout ODFW has recently stocked in several lakes and reservoirs should offer anglers good fishing through the fall.
Photo by Jessica Sall - ODFW

The agency has been able to supplement its regular stocking program with several thousand larger and trophy-sized trout thanks to a special appropriation from the Oregon legislature. The legislation provided $400,000 for ODFW to purchase additional trout from private hatcheries in order to enhance fishing opportunities throughout the state.

“These fish stocked in October should provide the trout angler with some great fishing well into winter,” said Rhine Messmer, ODFW recreational fishing program manager. “Fall is a time of year when fish are feeding heavily in order to bulk up for the lean winter months, so fishing should be excellent as long as water temperatures don’t get too cool and the weather cooperates.”

This supplemental stocking will resume next spring and will continue through 2011.

The lakes and reservoirs that have been stocked this fall are (by zone):

SW Zone – stocked the week of Oct. 19

  • Hyatt Lake
  • Lake Selmac
  • Expo Pond
  • Reinhart Pond
  • Applegate Reservoir
  • Agate Lake
  • Garrison Lake
  • Butterfield Lake
  • Upper and Lower Empire Lakes

NE Zone – stocked the week of Oct. 12

  • Willow Creek Reservoir
  • Holliday Park
  • Bull Prairie

Willamette Zone – stocked Oct. 12 – Nov. 9

  • Walling Pond
  • Walter Wirth Pond
  • Waverly lake
  • Junction City Pond
  • Dorena Lake
  • Canby Pond
  • St. Louis Ponds
  • Hagg Lake
  • Sheridan Pond
  • Huddleston Pond

Central Zone – stocked the week of Oct. 26

  • Three Creeks Lake
  • North Twin Lake
  • Ochoco Reservoir
  • Haystack Reservoir
  • Shevlen Pond

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Contact:

Rhine Messmer (503) 947-6214
Jessica Sall (503) 947-6023
Fax: (503) 947-6009

 

 

 
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