Hills Creek Reservoir will be stocked this week for the first time this spring

Hills Creek Reservoir - Oakridge, OR


by OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Staff
3-2-2022
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Hills Creek Reservoir will be stocked this week for the first time this spring with 1,420  rainbow trout. Don’t forget that you can keep hatchery Chinook in the reservoir as mentioned below. 

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 (USFS) remains accessible at current reservoir elevation.




More Reports

OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Reports
for Wednesday, March 2nd

Ana Reservoir: Fishing for hybrid bass has been successful for a few fishermen recently
Dog Lake: Ice is approximately 11 inches deep and fishing has been fair
Upper Klamath Lake: Fishing is very slow
Klamath River - Upper - OR: Klamath River Fishing Report
Lake Of The Woods: Ice fishing has been excellent at times for small yellow perch
Chetco River: Recent rainfall has brought the river levels up
Cooper Creek Reservoir: A recent extra stocking of larger trout should make fishing for trout more productive
Coos River: The rain this week should finally get the river levels to rise
Coquille River: The rain this week should finally get the river levels to rise to more normal conditions
Galesville Reservoir: The boat ramp is usable and anglers are taking advantage of it
Rogue River- Lower: With recent rainstorms, fishing conditions have improved
Rogue River - Middle: Wild steelhead can now be retained above Hog Creek boat ramp
Rogue River- Upper: Best bets for the upper river would be concentrating on the area between Shady Cove and Touvelle
Sixes River: Current fishing conditions are good
Umpqua River: Steelhead fishing has slowed as the river has gotten low and clear
Winchuck River: Current conditions are great
Alsea River: Winter steelhead fishing is expected to pick up this week after some much needed rain
Kilchis River: The Kilchis River will be one of the first floatable rivers to come back into shape
Necanicum River: The hatchery winter steelhead run on the Necanicum River is about done
Nehalem River: The Nehalem went all the way into flood stage on Tuesday
Nestucca River: The Nestucca is high and off color but is on the drop
Siletz River: Winter steelhead fishing should pick up this week as the river starts to drop into shape
Siuslaw River: Winter steelhead is expected to pick up as the river drops back into shape later this week
Trask River: The Trask is high and off color
Wilson River: The Wilson went all the way to flood stage on Tuesday
Imnaha River: Anglers have been catching some steelhead in the Imnaha River
John Day River: Steelhead fishing remains closed in rivers and streams within the John Day Basin
Wallowa Lake : Wallowa Lake currently has ice on it
Wallowa River: Steelhead anglers have been successful on the Wallowa River

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