As part of a unique effort to raise money for the family of one of the victims of last week's shooting at Umpqua Community College, Cooper Creek Reservoir is being stocked with extra trout for a special fishing derby. The fundraiser for Treven Anspach is being organized by the Oakland and Sutherlin High Schools' Student Councils. Greg Huchko is a Fish Biologist for the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife.
Hochko: "The fact that those kids had the wherewithal, and the kindness to say hey, you know, we want to do something, is very encouraging. So we just got the call out to just about every hatchery in the state. So it sort of snowballed from there, but certainly all started with the students."
The Derby is Sunday at 10:00 am at the Cooper Creek Reservoir, about 11 miles north of Roseburg. All proceeds will go to the family of Treven Anspach. Angling licenses are required, and the bag limit is five.
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