Kokanee & Trout Fishing Has Been Very Good

Detroit Reservoir - Detroit, OR


by OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Staff
8-6-2020
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Kokanee and trout fishing has been very good this year. Fish are moving deeper as surface temperatures rise. Best times to fish are early and late in the day. Kokanee are mostly being caught below 40 feet.  

Several boat ramps are available including Mongold State Park. This large reservoir has been stocked several times this year.  

Currently, the reservoir is completely full and should remain in good shape throughout the summer. Check the US Army Corps of Engineer’s website for more information.

As a reminder to anglers, fishing for and harvesting chinook in the lake and the rivers above is prohibited. Any chinook caught in Detroit must be released unharmed.

Anglers are encouraged to report their catch on forms available at signs and kiosks which have been installed at key locations around the lake. Simply fill out the form and return in the designated drop boxes. There is also an on-line form. Remember to indicate whether the fish you catch have their adipose fin or not. This information will allow ODFW to manage the fishery for the benefit of both recreational anglers and the resource.




More Reports

OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Reports
for Thursday, August 6th

Ana River: Trout Fishing Should Still Be Good
Fourmile Lake: Fourmile Lake Report
Upper Klamath Lake: Upper Klamath & Agency Lakes Report
Miller Lake: Good For Hatchery Rainbow Trout
Wood River: The Grasshopper Frenzy Continues
Applegate Reservoir: Applegate Reservoir Fishing Report
Howard Prairie Reservoir: Water Levels Are Extremely Low
Lost Creek Reservoir: Lost Creek Reservoir Fishing Report
Rogue River Lower: Chinook Fishing Has Improved
Rogue River Upper: Upper Rogue River Report
Tenmile Lakes: Tenmile Lakes Fishing Report
Willow Lake: Willow Lake Report
Nestucca River: Summer Steelhead Run Continues to Pick Up
Trask River: Coastal Cutthroat Trout Are Still Throughout the System
Wilson River: Summer Steelhead Numbers Should Be Increasing
Clackamas River: It’s The Summer Doldrums on The Clackamas

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