read in the fishing report theyll be stocking ee this monday with brooders and trout!!!!!!!!!!!!!
bigsteel said:its open year round:dance::dance:
E.E. WILSON POND: trout
Open Feb. 1 to Sept. 30. Stocked this week with 1,000 brook trout and next week with 500 legal size rainbow trout. This 8-acre pond is located within the E.E. Wilson Wildlife Management Area off highway 99W. It is stocked throughout the spring with legal-sized and larger trout.
First, this reservoir is NOT open "year round". According to the 2010 reg book, the opening day was yesterday, Feb. 1st. Therefore, it is closed for a least a while in the winter. If you fish in January, for example, you would get a hefty fine for fishing out of season!
Secondly, the stocking "hotline" indicates ONLY 500 8" - 10" fish will be stocked this week. NOT the 1,500 in the "weekly recreation report" that is posted online. (Yet another fine example of government inefficiency).
Thirdly, the hotline also currently says, "there will be NO more brood stocking" done in the entire NW region. They are apparently now done stocking any ultra huge brooders in ALL bodies of water. But, there will still be some holdovers from previous stockings.
Fourth, this is an 8 acre pond and is PERFECT for tubing. You can easily get into the lake on the "back side"...the NE corner near the creek that flows into the impoundment. I have tubed it myself. I either pull woolly buggers, or use Kastmaster wobblers with a good catch rate. An adjustable float (and bobber stop) and power bait works well too. Just change the depth until you find the "zone".
One more thing...I just called the stocking "confirmation" line. And they have NOT yet stocked EE Wilson this week. So, you might be wasting your time if you go out there today.
troutdude said:Thanks for the report, from someone who's actually been there!
I can't believe how stupid ODFW looks to me right now. There was NO mention anywhere of stocking it last week. Only thing on the online schedule is 500 trout THIS week. Then, they post the weekly recreation report and say 500 bows and 1500 brooks. Now, they tell you 2400 brooks. Plus, they went in LAST week!
What a bunch of morons! No one actually KNOWS what the hell is going on at ODFW...and the "real" and "heavy" stocking hasn't even begun! Dontcha just LOVE how hard they work to earn our tax $$$! Do they think that they're paid to make things as difficult as possiblfe for the average dude?
OK. I'll get off my high horse now.
Thanks again for the report. Now, I know that it's time to head out tomorrow!