In Oregon, more people fish for trout than for any other kind of fish. Each year millions of fish are caught by young children catching their first fish and by long-time anglers with years of experience. They’re caught in ponds, lakes and rivers. They’re caught with worms, spinners, flies and lures.
Trout Stocking Schedule
ODFW stocks over 7 million trout a year in ponds, lakes and reservoirs throughout the state. The stocking schedule lists where and approximately when trout will be stocked. You’ll also find directions to many of the stocking locations.
Trout stocking maps (Google maps)
Weekly Recreation Report
Our local biologists provide weekly updates of fishing conditions for almost 200 rivers and streams, and lakes and reservoirs throughout the state. Find out what’s biting, what’s working and what conditions are like.
Easy Angling Oregon
We’ve highlighted water bodies throughout the state with newcomers and families in mind. You’ll find dozens of fishing spots that are easy – easy to get to, easy to fish and with easy-to-understand regulations.
Spring Fishing Forecast
Published each April. Local ODFW biologists describe boat and bank access, projected water levels, recent regulation changes, best time of year to fish, where to target your efforts, and tips on gear and techniques for hundreds of rivers, streams, lakes and reservoirs throughout the state.
Trout Fishing in Oregon (pdf)
New to trout fishing? Here’s a brief how-to to get your started.
Youth and Family Fishing Events
If you’re looking for an easy way to take the family fishing, check out the Family Fishing Fun and Free Fishing Weekend events. We’ll supply the gear, instruction and plenty of stocked rainbow trout to catch.