Oregon: Trophy Trout Opportunities in Oregon
- Trophy trout – 800 of them have been released in Bradley Lake near Bandon. Trophies, which weigh in at about two pounds apiece, have also been released in several water bodies in the Coos Bay area. Timothy Lake on the Mt. Hood National Forest is another good bet for larger trout as it has had multiple trophy releases earlier this season, and it is large and cool enough to hold them through the summer.
- If you’re in the mood for a fish fry, yellow perch fishing on Tenmile Lakes has been very good.
- Brood trout – Highly prized by trout fishermen, these large trout (some weighing upward of 15 pounds) are released in Willamette Valley fishing ponds and lake to make room for new stock at the hatcheries. The first cropstocked at Walter Wirth Lake in Salem.
- There are reports of coho being caught on the lower Rogue.
- Coho season is also under way on the Clackamas, Sandy and Willamette rivers. The mouths of the tributaries, including the mouth of the Tualatin, Molalla, and Pudding are places to try, as is the mouth of Cedar Creek on the Sandy and mouth of Eagle Creek on the Clackamas.