Over 18,000 stocked trout make for great fishing weekend
CLACKAMAS, Ore – Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW) officials remind anglers that Henry Hagg Lake in Washington County opens to trout fishing Saturday. ODFW will stock the lake with 18,000 legal-size rainbow trout and 120 larger brood trout prior to opening day.
“The brood trout are a nice addition to the normal stocking of Hagg Lake,” says Hal Boldt, ODFW Fish Liberation Coordinator. The fish seem to do real well there and it’s a nice surprise for the anglers to catch an 18-20 pound trout.”
Located 25 miles southwest of Portland, Hagg Lake is a 1,200-acre reservoir constructed by the Bureau of Reclamation for irrigation and flood control. The lake averages 51 feet in depth and is 110 feet deep at its maximum.
KUIK Talk Radio and Bi Mart are also sponsoring an angling event associated with the opening. At the Bi Mart Hagg Lake Fishing Derby, anglers who catch one of the 200 specially marked trout will win a prize. These trout are marked with a numbered external tag attached near the dorsal fin. This event runs until 2pm.
Henry Hagg Lake is operated by Washington County as Scoggins Valley Park. Facilities include two boat ramps, several picnic areas, a handicapped fishing dock, and a network of hiking tails. Users pay a day-use fee for vehicles and boats. For more information about the park, call Washington County Parks Department at (503) 846-8715.