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In Case You Missed It: Lunker Trout Stocked in Oregon’s Willamette Valley

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Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife/flickr

Earlier this month, the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife stocked lunker trout, used for brooding, in fishing holes in the Willamette Valley.

More than 400 trout were spawned at hatcheries and then quickly planted Dec. 12 and 13 for anglers to attempt to catch.

A Google map from the Department of Fish and Wildlife shows where the lunker trout were planted.

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Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife/Google

The Department of Fish and Wildlife maintains a regular schedule of stocking trout in Oregon state waters throughout the year.

In the Willamette Fishing Zone, Henry Hagg Lake was stocked in late November with 8,000 hatchery trout and 80 extra-large hatchery brood trout.

The department says brood and surplus hatchery trout are being released this week in conjunction with free fishing days Dec. 31 and Jan. 1. 

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In Case You Missed It: Lunker Trout Stocked in Oregon’s Willamette Valley