Will be Stocked this Week with 4,000 Legal-Size Hatchery Rainbow Trout.

Hills Creek Reservoir - Oakridge, OR (Lane County)

by OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Staff

Will be stocked this week with 4,000 legal-size hatchery rainbow trout. 

February – April is the time of year when the trout fishery in the reservoir really heats up. The past three years lots of 14- to 16-inch rainbow trout have been caught trolling or bank fishing during this period.

Hills Creek Reservoir is located about four miles southeast of Oakridge and is open to year-round fishing. In addition to catchable-size trout, the reservoir is stocked with 60,000 adipose fin-clipped rainbow trout fingerlings and 100,000 adipose fin-clipped spring Chinook salmon fingerlings annually to provide a harvest fishery the following year. 

Trout and salmon must be adipose-fin clipped to be harvested. Large native trout are available for catch-and-release fishing. Packard Boat Ramp remains accessible at current reservoir elevation.

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