The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, and other organizations throughout the state, continue to improve boating and angling in Oregon lakes, rivers and streams. Here are a few highlights of recent and ongoing improvements in the northeastern part of the state:
Wallowa Watershed District
Kinney Lake and Weaver Pond – Parking areas for both fishing sites received upgrades in early December. The project included leveling surfaces, filling potholes and adding large rock and small gravel. It was intended to “make nicer surfaces” in areas that were previously muddy, said Kyle Bratcher, ODFW assistant district fish biologist.
John Day Watershed District
Holliday Park Pond – ODFW drained the pond in December 2016 to remove undesirable fish species, bull frogs and reduce aquatic weeds. The pond is stocked with rainbow trout. It is a popular fishing destination since significant improvements were made about eight years ago. The project should improve trout growth and survival through the summer, said Brent Smith, ODFW acting district fish biologist.