Trout Fishing Picking Up

Cooper Creek Reservoir - Sutherlin, OR (Douglas County)


by OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Staff
3-20-2019
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The lake was stocked the week of March 4 and there should be lots of trout.

Trout fishing can slow, but should pickup with warming temperatures. Some anglers are having success on warmer days, and a recent report indicates decent fishing with the anglers even catching a few juvenile coho and Chinook. A recent stocking of fish for a kids fishing event should have improved trout fishing recently.

In the last two years, Cooper has been stocked with coho and Chinook salmon juveniles. These are often mistaken for kokanee. Anglers may retain up to 5 salmon juveniles in the reservoir as part of their daily trout bag limit. Please remember to release salmon and trout less than 8-inches.

Warmwater fishing should still be good as well. Try fishing for bass around aquatic vegetation in the mid-morning and late afternoon hours.




More Reports

OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Reports
for Wednesday, March 20th, 2019

Ana Reservoir: Excellent Destination For Kids Out on Spring Break
Blitzen River: Spring Run-Off is Here
Gerber Reservoir: Reservoir is 70 Percent Full
Applegate River: Winter Steelhead in The Applegate Run Later Than Most Streams
Ben Irving Reservoir: Trout Fishing Should Be Good
Expo Pond: Fishing for Bass and Panfish is Fair
Empire Lake Lower: Try Fishing Bait Near the Bottom
Grande Ronde River: Anglers Reporting Good Catch Rates
Willow Lake: Anglers Finding Trout
: First Stocking to Receive 20,000 Legal Rainbows This Week
Selmac Lake: Fishing Should Be Picking Up
McKenzie River: Fishing Continues to Be Pretty Good
Henry Hagg Lake: 12,000 Legal Rainbows Recently Released
Clackamas River: Winter Steelhead Fishing Conditions Continued to Improve
Alsea River: Winter Steelhead Fishing Has Been Slow
Wallowa Lake : Lake Frozen Over
Imnaha River: This is The Best Time of Year To Fish
Sandy River: Fishing For Steelhead is Picking Back Up
Nestucca River: Fishing Has Been Moderate
Necanicum River: Necanicum is Low and Clear
Kilchis River: Kilchis is Low and Clear
: Stocked With Legal Sized Rainbows This Week
Emigrant Reservoir: 1,000 Legal Trout Stocking
Umpqua River: River in Good Shape for The Weekend
Galesville Reservoir: Anglers Doing Well From Shore
Chetco River: River Has A Lot to Offer
Wilson River: Fishing Has Been Moderate
Willow Creek Reservoir: Winter and Early Spring Are Best Months For Trout

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