Willamette Rainbow Trout

The hatchery rainbow trout program produces fish for harvest in recreational fisheries within the Willamette Basin. Rainbow trout are released into reservoirs and certain streams. The potential interaction of this hatchery program with ESA listed species is limited. Previous research was focused on the South Santiam and McKenzie River. Management changes have occurred to reduce impacts.

No specific actions were identified in the Willamette Biological Opinion for the rainbow trout program. However, some monitoring will continue to assess this program.

For more specific information on the hatchery facility and operation, see the ODFW website.