ODFW trout stocking schedule 2020

stryker1171

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Anyone else taken a look at the ODFW trout stocking schedule 2020 (specifically the Willamette Zone)? I have a few observations. Quite a number of stocking sites have no listings and I am hoping that the schedule is only partially complete. Perhaps the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers schedule hasn't been integrated yet?

For Example, Foster Reservoir has no listed stockings at all! Detroit and Green Peter have a huge number fewer than recent years. Sunnyside park pond seems to be massively overloaded! Anyone else have ant thoughts about the schedule?
 

troutdude

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ODFW trout stocking schedule 2020

Wow. I've been following the ODFW trout stocking schedule for decades. I have NEVER seen ANY of it published this early in the year. So give it another month or two for updates IMO. December, January, or even February have been pretty typical. But it could even be later than that nowadays; since there is no longer a March opener.
 

Golfbum

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From the ODFW site:

Dear Oregon anglers,
We have taken down the online trout stocking schedule in order to prevent public crowding at water bodies when we deliver hatchery fish. Fishing is open and we will continue stocking trout but we will deliver on a slightly different schedule and some different locations to avoid a rush of anglers showing up along with the hatchery truck.
We will continue to stock popular lakes and ponds as long as people do their part and continue to use social distancing. We want to spread out angling effort in terms of timing and physical distance between anglers by not sharing our stocking schedule with the public. Thank you for understanding and doing your part to keep each other safe.
NOTE: Local ODFW offices will not have access to the stocking schedule.
Other helpful stocking information:
 
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rogerdodger

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good approach by ODFW. many boat launches, day use areas, state parks and such are now closed, but the trout being planted aren't going anywhere, sounds like most are getting a chance to fatten up and be tasty come summer.
 

bass

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Thanks for that information GB!

That is a great idea by ODFW! Most every place has been stocked at least once and should have some fish in it and so there should be some fish available everywhere.
 

Admin

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For Example, Foster Reservoir has no listed stockings at all! Detroit and Green Peter have a huge number fewer than recent years. Sunnyside park pond seems to be massively OVERloaded! Anyone else have ant thoughts about the schedule?
May be they already knew about covid19?
 

pinstriper

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Meh. Following the stocking truck is like trying to time the stock market.

Or maybe that's the thing to do. Stake out the hatchery, tail the truck, and wherever it goes, fish there. Problem solved.
 
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NKlamerus

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From everyone I've talked to they aren't following the same schedule

Does anyone know who actually breeds/grows the trout? What company?
 

troutdude

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Typically they are done stocking by now anyway; at least for most areas. It has been, thankfully, a private company for a year or two now. The fish are MUCH healthier and put a better fight than in years past. I'm afraid, though, that I do not recall the name of said privateer.
 

Snopro

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From everyone I've talked to they aren't following the same schedule

Does anyone know who actually breeds/grows the trout? What company?
It depends on where the lake is located. Many hatcheries supply fish to Oregon lakes. Which lake were you wondering about?
 
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