Idaho Fish Report
Lots of Rain in The Forecast
by OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Staff
Caution: The west boat ramp at Cooper has a severe drop off that likely prohibits some boats from launching and some trailers have been damaged. Please use caution if using the ramp. The East Ramp is still usable.
With a lot of rain in the forecast, trout should be more active. The lake was scheduled to be stocked recently, but wasn’t due to high water temperatures. The lake will likely be stocked next week.
Beginning in 2016, Cooper has been stocked with coho and Chinook salmon juveniles (20,000 coho in 2019). These are often mistaken for kokanee. Anglers may retain up to 5 salmon juveniles in the reservoir as part of their daily trout bag limit. Please remember to release salmon and trout less than 8 inches.