The ODFW has released brood trout in select waters for extra fishing opportunities.
Across two days in the coming week, 450 brood trout will be released in five places in the Willamette Valley.
The Canby Community Park Pond, Junction City Pond near Eugene, Waverly Lake in Albany, Henry Hagg Lake near Forest Grove, and the St. Louis Ponds fishing complex near Gervais will all see new arrivals of the biggest hatchery fish the ODFW has to offer.
The brood trout will be released on Monday, Dec. 21 and Tuesday, Dec. 22.
They are rainbow trout from the Roaring River fish hatchery near the town of Scio, which is the primary trout propagation facility for the department.
These fish were, in a sense, the “studs” used to produce the millions of smaller, younger trout released throughout the state every year.
1,350 total brood trout have been released this fall.