Fishing Should Get Better This Week

Hills Creek Reservoir - Oakridge, OR (Lane County)


by OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Staff
4-10-2019
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Good fishing in the reservoir should get even better this week with the addition of 3,200 legal-size 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.




More Reports

OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Reports
for Wednesday, April 10th, 2019

John C Boyle Reservoir: Brown Bullhead Catfish Are Your Best Bet
: Catch Rates Remain Low
YellowJacket lake: Can't Get Within 2 Miles of The Lake
Sprague River: Sprague River Early April Update
Warm Springs Reservoir: 49 Percent Full
Willow Valley Reservoir: Bass FIshing Good In April
Klamath River - Upper - CA: Flows Are High
Klamath River - Middle: Fishing Not Recommended Due To High Flows
Klamath River - Lower: Challenging Fishing Conditions Right Now
Phillips Reservoir: 26 Percent of Capacity and Increasing
Pilcher Reservoir: Fishing is Not Advised
Devils Lake: Reservoir is Ice Free
Dog Lake: Perch Fishing is Good
Blitzen River: Spring Run Off is Here
Ana River: Great For Match-The-Hatch
Ana Reservoir: A Few Hybrid Bass Are Being Caught
Gerber Reservoir: Yellow Perch or Brown Bullhead Catfish Are Best Fishing Right Now
Tenmile Lakes: Fishing Beginning To Turn On
Lemolo Lake: Fishing Can Be Good After Snow Melts
Loon Lake: Fishing is Picking Up
Lost Creek Reservoir: First Stocking Last Week
Umpqua River: Umpqua River Early April Update
Rogue River Lower: Anglers Still Catching Winter Steelhead
Rogue River - Middle: Anglers Are Catching Winter Fish
Chetco River: Fishing Closed Until May 22
Diamond Lake: Ice May Start To Break Any Day
Applegate Reservoir: Successful Trolling
Arizona Pond: Stocked Early Last Month
Lake Selmac: Anglers Having Good Success
Smith River: Great Place For Winter Steelhead
Saunders Lake: Recent Rainbow Trout Stocking
Rogue River Upper: Upper Rogue is Extremely High
Lake Marie: Stocked Week of April 1
Roulet Pond: Pond is Ice Free
Wallowa Lake : Currently Frozen
Wallowa River: River is Blown Out
Ladd Peach Pond: Tagged Fish Could Have a $50 Reward
John Day River: Flows Are High
Lake Billy Chinook: Anglers Reporting Success With Bull Trout
Metolius River: Good Trout Fishing
Hood River: River is High and Off Color
Deschutes River: River Won't Be Fishable For At Least Another Week
Green Peter Reservoir: Completely Full

OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Reports
for Thursday, April 4th, 2019

Howard Prairie Reservoir: Majority of Ice Has Melted
Rogue River Upper: Expect More Winter Steelhead To Show Up
Rogue River - Middle: Trout Fishing Closed Till May 22
Rogue River Lower: Early Spring Chinook
Umpqua River: Umpqua Early April Update
Hood River: Push of Winter Steelhead
Willamette River: Spring Chinook Fishing is in Full Swing
Eel Lake: Early April Eel Lake Update
Garrison Lake: Early April Garrison Lake Fishing Report