The Lake Has Been Stocked Several Times in Recent Weeks With One-Pound Hatchery Trout

Detroit Reservoir - Detroit, OR


by OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Staff
5-26-2021
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The lake has been stocked several times in recent weeks with one-pound hatchery trout. It will be stocked again this week with 4,200 hatchery trout. The reservoir continues to fill slowly, but it is still about 16 feet below full pool. Boaters can use Mongold State Park boat ramp as well as one of the boat ramps at Detroit Lake State Park to launch boats. Over the next few weeks, other boat ramps should become available as well.  

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.




More Reports

OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Reports
for Wednesday, May 26th
Columbia River: States set additional Columbia River spring Chinook fishing days
Campbell Reservoir: Crappie Fishing is Picking Up
Fourmile Lake: Will Be Stocked This Year
Gerber Reservoir: Water Temps Are Increasing Fast
Applegate Reservoir: Applegate Reservoir Report
Ben Irving Reservoir: Stocked For A Second Time This Spring
Cooper Creek Reservoir: Bas Fishing Has Been Good
Coos River: Coos River Basin Report
Coquille River: Coquille River Basin Report
Diamond Lake: Bite Should Pick Back up as Weather Improves
Eel Lake: Trout Fishing Continues to Be Good
Emigrant Reservoir: Bass Fishing Has Picked Up
Fish Lake : Fishing Has Been Very Good
Galesville Reservoir: Shaping Up For Another Great Season
Howard Prairie Reservoir: Low Reservoir Levels
Illinois River: Open For Trout Fishing Again
Lake Selmac: Fishing Should Be Good
Lost Creek Lake: Fishing Has Been Good
Rogue River - Middle: Middle Rogue River Report
Rogue River- Upper: Upper Rogue River Report
Rogue River- Upper (Above Lost Creek): First Stocking Last Week
Smith River: A Few Stripers Are Beng Caught
Umpqua River: Umpqua River Report
Willow Lake: Nearly At Capacity
Alsea River: Trout Fishing in Streams Opened on May 22
Nestucca River: Spring Chinook Fishing Picked Up Some on The Nestucca
Salmon River: Trout Fishing in Streams Opened on May 22
Siltcoos Lake: Sunny Weather and Warm Temperatures Are Increasing the Warmwater Fish Activity
Siuslaw River: Trout Fishing in Streams Opened on May 22
Trask River: The Trask Picked Up a Little For Springers This Week
Wilson River: Fishing on The Wilson has Been Slow
Yaquina River: Trout Fishing in Streams on the Yaquina/Big Elk Opened on May 22