September 29, 2016 4:15 p.m.
The student councils from Oakland and Sutherlin High Schools will hold the 2nd annual Trout 4 Treven fishing derby at Cooper Creek Reservoir near Sutherlin this weekend.
Treven was a victim of last fall’s tragedy at Umpqua Community College and helped to protect a young woman who ended up surviving the event. Organizer Jordan Humphreys, a teacher at Oakland High School, says the goal is to bring the community together to honor Treven, and to support his family by doing something he loved, which is fishing.
In place of a registration fee, those taking part are asked to make a donation for the Treven Anspach Memorial Scholarship. Humphreys says that a number of local businesses have donated prizes to the event. Sportsman’s Warehouse and Cabela’s have given items that will be awarded for the biggest and smallest fish each hour, as well as the overall biggest and smallest fish. Rock Creek Fish Hatchery, Cole River Fish Hatchery and Desert Springs Trout Farm have donated a total of 2,300 fish including 1,500 that are over 14 inches. SERVPRO of Douglas County has paid the parking fees for everyone that chooses to come.
Registration will start on Sunday at 7:30 a.m. at the main boat launch. Anglers will fish from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. A valid youth license is required for 12-17 year olds and an Oregon angling license is needed for those over age 18. The bag limit is five trout per day, eight inch minimum with only one trout over 20 inches.