Detroit Reservoir Report

Detroit Reservoir - Detroit, OR

by OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Staff

Access restricted, under Level 3 mandatory evacuation notice. 

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. There are also fewer boaters out during these times, which should also improve fishing. Kokanee are mostly being caught below 40 feet.   

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

Water elevation in the reservoir is slowly dropping but is still close to 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 Wednesday, September 2nd, 2020

Campbell Reservoir: Campbell Reservoir Report
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Pilcher Reservoir: Look For Fishing to Pick up in The Fall
Thief Valley Reservoir: Reservoir is at 23 % Capacity
Galesville Reservoir: Galesville Reservoir Report
Fish Lake : Fish Lake Report
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Wallowa River: Good For Trout & Whitefish
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