July 9, 2014
CLACKAMAS, Ore. – The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife today announced that EE Wilson Pond will be closed to fishing, effective Friday, July 11 through the remainder of the year.
The closure is necessary to allow for workers to deepen the pond which will provide improved fishing conditions. The pond is due to open next year.
“Making the pond deeper and getting rid of some of the aquatic vegetation will lower the water temperatures, all of which help the fish, said Elise Kelley, ODFW district biologist in Corvallis.
The resident populations of trout, bass, crappie and bluegill will be removed and held at another facility until EE Wilson Pond is refilled next winter, according to Kelley. The pond is typically open from Feb. 1 through Sept. 30 and Kelley expects the improvements to be made in time to return to that schedule in 2015.
The pond is located in the EE Wilson Wildlife Area next to Hwy. 99W 10 miles north of Corvallis, at 29555 Camp Adair Road, Monmouth, OR 97361. The 1,788-acre wildlife area is owned and managed by the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife and is a popular hunting, fishing and wildlife viewing area.
Elise Kelley (541) 767-5249
Rick Swart (971) 673-6038