Cooler nights should get the bite to come on

Cooper Creek Reservoir - Sutherlin, OR (Douglas County)

by OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Staff

Caution: The west boat ramp at Cooper has a severe drop off that likely prohibits some boats from launching and some trailers have been damaged. Please use caution if using the ramp. The East Ramp is still usable.

Cooler nights should get the bite to come on. Anglers are still catching trout and some nice-size smallmouth. Cooper was scheduled to be stocked recently, but due to high water temperatures it will be delayed a few weeks.

Beginning in 2016, Cooper has been stocked with coho and Chinook salmon juveniles (20,000 coho in 2019). 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.

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