Area lakes stocked for spring break fishing

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ROSEBURG, Ore. – Spring break is just around the corner, and it’s a perfect time to take the kids fishing. The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife is stocking the following lakes and reservoirs with plenty of legal-sized rainbow trout in time for spring break.

Coos and Curry counties: Bradley Lake, Empire Lake, Johnson Mill Pond, Powers Pond, Butterfield Lake, and Eel Lake. In Curry County, Floras and Garrison lakes will each get 500 two-pound trophy trout.

Douglas County: Ben Irving, Cooper Creek, Galesville, Herberts Pond, Loon Lake, Marie Lake and Plat I Reservoir. Herberts Pond anglers are asked to remove any weeds or vegetation from their gear to avoid spreading invasive milfoil to other waterbodies.

Jackson and Josephine counties: Expo Pond, Lake Selmac, Lost Creek, Willow Lake and Reinhart Pond. Agate Lake, stocked in February with legal-sized and 100 larger private hatchery trout, also offers warmwater fishing for black crappie and largemouth bass. Applegate Reservoir was stocked with 600 trout weighing two to three pounds each.

Check the ODFW trout stocking schedule at