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Hatchery Stocks Lake Selmac with 5,000 Fish

Lake Selmac is now freshly stocked with more rainbow trout. It is now the new home for nearly 5,000 more fish.

Posted: Feb 13, 2018 5:51 PM

SELMA, Ore. -- Lake Selmac is now freshly stocked with more rainbow trout. The rainbow trout from Cole Rivers Hatchery were supposed to be dropped off into Lake Selmac at 9:30 Tuesday morning, but thanks to the cold weather and freezing temperatures, they didn't splash into their new home until about two hours later.

"Our lines froze and since it rained the other day and our trucks being outside, it made it difficult. So we had to thaw out some lines to get it to run properly," said Cole Rivers Hatchery Fish Director Lesa McLain.

Now Lake Selmac is the new home for nearly 5,000 rainbow trout. After spending a few hours in a dark truck, some confused fish needed help swimming in the right direction.

"I think they get disoriented. They're trying to take off and there's a couple that are kind of slow. They don't necessarily know, ‘Okay, we have to go in the other direction,’" McLain added.

The trout are fairly small. It takes about two and a half of them together to weigh one pound. McLain thinks the community will be out fishing for them soon.

"This is a good spot for people to come out and fish. That's why we do so many. At the beginning of the year, we're probably going to have more people come out and fish. They try to get out here early," McLain said.

She adds not only will this drop bring more people out fishing on the lake, it will also bring shoppers.

"I'm pretty sure it brings in a little bit of revenue for the community, especially if they have any little stores out here that sell fish, bait and tackle of any sort. Fishing rods, fish poles. They come in." She said.

Tuesday’s rainbow trout drop is just the first of the year. Go here to see when more fish will be dropped at Lake Selmac or in other lakes, ponds and reservoirs throughout Southern Oregon.

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