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  • 2012 trout-stocking schedule

  • They're called put-and-take fisheries for a fairly obvious reason: State hatchery workers put catchable trout in lakes, ponds and streams specifically so anglers can catch them and take them home.
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  • They're called put-and-take fisheries for a fairly obvious reason: State hatchery workers put catchable trout in lakes, ponds and streams specifically so anglers can catch them and take them home.
    And the best way to take some of these trout home is to know when they're put into the lake.
    That's why the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife's summer trout-stocking schedule is must-read material for the thousands of trout-o-philes who like to keep what they catch.
    Of the thousands of trout stocked from now through summer, all are at least the minimum to be kept legally — 8 inches long — and thus are labeled as "legals." At various times and at certain water bodies, agency technicians will stock "larger" trout, usually 12-14 inches long, along with legals.
    The area referred to on the stocking schedule as "Rogue above Lost Creek Lake" is a series of spots along the Rogue River and Union Creek within the Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest, usually at campgrounds or near Forest Service bridges on those waterways.
    The stocking schedule does not contain specific dates for when the fish will be released, just the week the release is planned. The schedule is subject to change.
    April 23-29: Applegate Lake, 12,000 legals; Medco Pond, 2,000 legals; Spaulding Pond, 600 legals; Fish Lake, 5,000 legals; Burma Pond, 600 legals; Dutch Herman Pond, 600 legals; Reinhart Pond, 300 legals.
    May 7-13: Expo Pond, 1,300 legals; Reinhart Pond, 300 legals; Emigrant Lake, 1,700 legals; Spaulding Pond, 600 legals.
    May 14-20: Burma Pond, 600 legals; Dutch Herman Pond, 600 legals; Medco Pond, 2,000 legals; Fish Lake, 4,500 legals and 500 larger.
    May 21-27: Willow Lake, 3,000 legals and 1,500 larger; Applegate Lake, 9,000 legals and 500 larger; Lost Creek Lake, 20,000 legals and 500 larger; Lake Selmac, 3,000 legals; Spaulding Pond, 600 legals; Rogue above Lost Creek Lake, 2,050 legals.
    May 28-June 3: Rogue above Lost Creek Lake, 2,075 legals.
    June 4-10: Howard Prairie Lake 2,000 legals; Hyatt Lake, 1,580 legals; Lost Creek Lake, 7,650 legals; Medco Pond, 1,600 legals; Lake Selmac, 2,000 legals; Expo Pond, 2,000 legals; Rogue above Lost Creek Lake, 2,250 legals.
    June 11-17: Fish Lake, 4,500 legals; Rogue above Lost Creek Lake, 2,250 legals.
    June 18-24: Rogue above Lost Creek Lake, 2,250 legals.
    June 25-July 1: Rogue above Lost Creek Lake, 2,250 legals.
    July 2-8: Rogue above Lost Creek Lake, 2,250 legals.
    July 9-15: Rogue above Lost Creek Lake 2,250 legals.
    July 16-22: Fish Lake, 3,000 legals.
    July 16-22: Rogue above Lost Creek Lake, 2,250 legals.
    July 23-29: Rogue above Lost Creek Lake, 2,250 legals.
    July 30-Aug. 5: Rogue above Lost Creek Lake, 2,250 legals.
    Aug. 6-12: Rogue above Lost Creek Lake, 2,250 legals.
    Aug. 13-19: Rogue above Lost Creek Lake, 2,250 legals.
    Aug. 20-26: Rogue above Lost Creek Lake, 2,250 legals.
    Aug. 27-Sept. 2: Rogue above Lost Creek Lake, 2,250 legals.
    Sept. 3-9: Rogue above Lost Creek Lake, 2,250 legals.
    Sept. 17-23: Lost Creek Lake, 900 legals; Fish Lake, 900 legals.
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