A common question we get regarding the Rueter-Hess Reservoir is, "Will there be fishing?"
The answer is "Eventually,YES!" The Authority is studying the possibility of fishing for 2023.
For right now, the fisheries are being surveyed and once sports-fishing can be sustainable, a recreational fishing plan will be adopted.
Parker Water & Sanitation District began a fish stocking program in the reservoir and the following species have been stocked: Bluegill, Largemouth Bass, Grass Carp, Fathead Minnows and Channel Catfish and Walleye.
The developing fish habitat is made up of abundant inundated trees, bushes and various vegetation. This habitat will continue to develop as the reservoir grows natural aquatic vegetation & additional inundation of terrestrial plants, trees and shrubs.
Rueter-Hess Reservoir is very "young" when it comes to analyzing this body of water.
The objective of implementing a fisheries management plan is to achieve and sustain the highest quality of fishing that remains consistent with the overall reservoir water-quality management goal & seek to find a balance among the many reservoir uses.