Detroit Reservoir Fish Report for 4-22-2021
The reservoir is slowly beginning to fill again
Detroit Reservoir - Detroit, OR
by OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Staff
Hwy. 22 has reopened, but expect delays and reduced speed limits from Gates through Marion Forks. The lake will get stocked again this week with 2,100 one-pound trout. The reservoir is slowly beginning to fill again, now that we are in the second half of the winter. Boaters are able to use Mongold State Park boat ramp to launch boats.
Anglers with boats might want to consider visiting during the week, as it can get very crowded this time of year, especially on weekends when the weather is nice, and only one boat ramp available. For the latest information on water levels at Detroit Reservoir 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.
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.
OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Reportsfor Thursday, April 22nd
Hells Canyon Reservoir: Crappie & Bass Fishing Will Start to Pick Up
Snake River: Spring Chinook season will open on April 24
Umatilla River: The water levels have come up on the Umatilla
Willow Lake: A few anglers are finding success in Willow Creek Reservoir.
Crane Prairie Reservoir: Access to West Side of The Lake is Currently Closed
East Lake: Road Closed at 10 mile snow park gate
Hosmer Lake: Snow gates west of Mt. Bachelor remain closed
North Twin Lake: Lake was stocked with rainbow trout last week
South Twin Lake: Lake was stocked with rainbow trout last week
Three Creek Lake: Snow Gates Remain Closed
Wickiup Reservoir: North Wickiup Boat ramp is open
Blue River Reservoir: Will Be Stocked This Week
Clackamas River: Summer steelhead have begun to enter the Clackamas
OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Reportsfor Monday, April 19th
Snake River: Spring Chinook season opens in Hells Canyon on April 24
Diamond Lake: Diamond Lake anglers can help improve fishery
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