ODFW lifts bag limits on Thief Valley Reservoir beginning Aug. 10

Thief Valley Reservoir


by ODFW
8-7-2018
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Dry conditions in eastern Oregon and declining water levels in Thief Valley Reservoir have prompted local fish biologists to remove daily catch limits on the reservoir starting Friday, Aug. 10.

From Aug. 10 to Sept. 30, 2018 the daily bag and possession limits for trout are removed with no minimum size. Harvest methods may include hand, dip net or angling.

Thief Valley Reservoir on the Powder River is currently holding significant water, but the storage level is declining at a rate that would have it at ‘dead storage’ level by late August. ODFW biologist Tim Bailey said that removing the bag limit now will give anglers a better opportunity to harvest trout that would die later when the reservoir is drained.

“When the water level reaches dead storage, large numbers of trout get trapped in isolated pools,” he said. “Most fish will be stressed in the warm, turbid water and die. In addition, dead storage conditions are not conducive to fishing.”




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OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Reports
for Tuesday, August 7th

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Emigrant Reservoir: Emigrant Reservoir Fishing Report
Empire Lake Lower: Empire Lakes Fishing Report
Expo Pond: Expo Pond Fishing Report
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Galesville Reservoir: Galesville Reservoir Fishing Report
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Lake Marie: Lake Marie Fishing Report
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Lost Creek Reservoir: Lost Creek Fishing Report
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