Trout fishing may be good on warmer days

Cooper Creek Reservoir - Sutherlin, OR (Douglas County)

by OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Staff

Trout fishing may be good on warmer days. Excess steelhead smolts were stocked into the lake earlier this year and should be ready to put up a good fight and be of legal size now. Try fishing for bass around aquatic vegetation in the mid-morning and late afternoon hours.

Beginning in 2016, 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.

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Willamette River

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