Best Fishing in Oregon
Willamette Valley trout stocking locations
The following waters in the Willamette Zone are regularly stocked with hatchery rainbow trout and make great fishing destinations. For your information, we’ve also listed a few waters that have been planted with trout in the recent past but are not currently being stocked.
To help you narrow your search, click the county where you plan to fish and find waters there that are regularly stocked with trout. We also have in-depth articles about some waters linked under the counties where they are located.
Where to catch stocked trout in Oregon’s Willamette Valley:
Lane County (Eugene, Springfield)
Notes: Waters in western Lane County near Florence are in the Northwest Zone. Several stocked lakes and reservoirs in the upper McKenzie River watershed are in Linn County.
- Alton Baker Canoe Canal
- Blue River
- Cottage Grove Reservoir
- Dexter Reservoir
- Dorena Reservoir
- Fall Creek
- Hills Creek Reservoir
- Junction City Pond
- Leaburg Lake
- McKenzie River
- Salmon Creek
- Willamette River, Coast Fork (including Row River)
Linn County (Albany)
Note: Includes waters in the upper McKenzie River drainage
- Detroit Lake (shared with Marion County)
- Green Peter Reservoir
- Waverly, Freeway and Timber-Linn Lakes
For a map of fishing in all 36 Oregon counties, click here.
For a lot more trout fishing information, start at our Oregon Trout Fishing page.