Alton Baker Canal Stocked with Trout

9-4 fish picEUGENE, Ore. — Lunkers have landed at Alton Baker Park, much to the appreciation of some eager anglers.

On Thursday, Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife crews backed up a truck full of large trout and unloaded them into the water. The smallest fish put in the water was 12 inches long.

“All these rainbow trout are intended for harvest and judging by the crowd here today they’re all going to get harvested and that’s what we want, that makes us happy,” said Casey Welch, ODFW.

This was an unscheduled stocking with extra fish that ODFW had at the Leaburg Fish Hatchery.

ODFW says Alton Baker canal is one of the most popular fishing spots, which is why they try to keep it stocked well.

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