Trout Are Going to be the Main Fish to Pursue

Detroit Reservoir - Detroit, OR


by OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Staff
1-14-2021
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Hwy. 22 has reopened, but expect delays and reduced speed limits from Mills City through Marion Forks. Mongold boat ramp is open but reservoir levels are at times too low to launch motorized boats. Heavy rains this week are likely to raise the water level in the reservoir enough to launch boats by Wednesday, but it would be best to check with the Army Corps of Engineers’ website for more information.

This time of year, and throughout the winter, trout are going to be the main fish to pursue.  Anglers will catch some kokanee during the winter but their feeding activity is hard to predict.

Anglers have reported catching lots of small chinook salmon in pursuit of kokanee and trout. Please take extra care in releasing these fish back into the water unharmed, as they are listed species and are only in the reservoir temporarily before they migrate downstream and out the ocean.   

Trout stocking will resume this spring.

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, January 14th

Upper Klamath Lake: Upper Klamath Lake Report
Klamath River - Upper - OR: Klamath River Report
Applegate River: Some Nice Fish Are Starting to Show
Ben Irving Reservoir: Reservoir is Likely Rising & Muddy
Coquille River: Coquille River Basin Report
Diamond Lake: Ice May Be a Bit Thin
Emigrant Reservoir: May Not Be A Bad Spot to Target Crappie & Bass
Fish Lake : Ice Was Last Reported at 6-9 Inches
Galesville Reservoir: Reservoir is Filling Up
Hemlock Lake: Recent Report Said The Road Was Open
Hyatt Lake: Hyatt Lake Report
Illinois River: River Should Be Dropping All Week and Be Fishable Late Friday
Lake Selmac: Bass Fishing May Not Be A Bad Idea
Lost Creek Lake: Main Focus For Lake Anglers Through Winter
Rogue River - Middle: Middle Rogue River Report
Rogue River- Upper: Upper Rogue River Report
Smith River: Often Clears Faster Than Other Rivers in the Umpqua
Umpqua River: Umpqua River Report
Willow Lake: Currently 60 Percent Full
Alsea River: Winter Steelhead Fishing Has Slowed
Alsea River: Winter Steelhead Fishing Has Slowed
Kilchis River: One of The First North Coast Rivers To Come Back Into Shape
Necanicum River: Little Slower Than Expected
Nehalem River: Fishing Was Fair Last Weekend
Nestucca River: Plenty of Opportunity To Catch When The River is in Shape
Siletz River: River Will Be Dropping into Shape Quickly
Siuslaw River: Winter Steehead fishing has been blown out on the Siuslaw
Wilson River: The River Blew Out Again Early This Week
Clackamas River: High Water May Keep Anglers off The River This Week

Detroit Reservoir anglers reminded to release Chinook salmon
Detroit Reservoir

1-13-2021
SALEM, Ore.—Anglers are having some success catching kokanee in Detroit Reservoir lately, thanks in part to the new bonus bag...... Read More