June 15, 2017

McKenzie River: All hatchery rainbow trout released into the McKenzie River are marked with an adipose fin clip and anglers must release all non fin-clipped (wild) trout in the mainstem river. The lower 11 miles of the McKenzie River below the Hayden Bridge - and the McKenzie River upstream from Forest Glen Boat Ramp at Blue River - are restricted to angling with lures and flies only, and all trout must be released.

Trout Stocking Schedule: Trout stocking is underway on many lakes and reservoirs throughout the state. Releases of 8" to 10" hatchery fish this week were: Carmen Reservoir – 2,000 (plus 500 larger fish), Leaburg Lake – 1,200 (plus 200 larger fish), and McKenzie River below Leaburg Dam – 4,200 (plus 1,700 larger fish).

Fish Counts

June 2, Willamette Falls

Spring Chinook – 18,783

Summer Steelhead – 841


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