Lake Was Stocked With 2,100 One-Pound Trout Last Week

Detroit Reservoir - Detroit, OR


by OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Staff
5-5-2021
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The lake was stocked again last 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.

Water temperature is slowly rising which means fish are going to be feeding more actively.  Pretty much all techniques will catch fish, but it might take some experimenting to find out what is most effective on the day you’re out there.   

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.




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