President Mike Thompson, Rodney Jones and other members
Indianhead Fly Fishing
Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife
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At this station the kids learned about the different
type of fish that inhabit the Owyhee Reservoir the Owyhee River. The
kids were then
given a practice fishing pole to learn how fly fisherman cast. The kids
also learned that a fly fishing pole and reel is very different
than a spinning pole and reel. One of the main types of fish that the
kids learned about
was the Brown Trout.
The Brown Trout was introduced into the Lower Owyhee River in 1990 when
6000 fish were released to start the population. It was in the
1996-1997 time period that the fish population took off. The river was
stocked until 1997 when the population was
large enough that it could take care of itself. Most of the larger fish
will swim up stream to spawn. Spawners have to recover the body weight
that they lose through this ordeal. It is hard for many of the females
to recover their body weight after they spawn once
they are about 20-22" long.
The Owyhee Watershed Council's
educational activities are supported by the
Oregon Watershed Enhancement Board.
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