Will Be Stocked Again This Week With 4,200 Hatchery Trout

Detroit Reservoir - Detroit, OR


by OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Staff
6-2-2021
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The reservoir 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 is almost done filling, and will not reach full pool this year due to the lack of spring rains. 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 may 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 hinook 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, June 2nd
Santiam River ( North Fork) : Green's Bridge gate to close and require key access; beware of obstructions on lower Santiam River
: This weekend, June 5th & 6th, is Free Fishing Weekend!
: ODFW braces for drought: Fish stocking changes and possible emergency regulations are expected
Nestucca River: Spring Chinook Fishing is Slow
Campbell Reservoir: Campbell Reservoir Report
Gerber Reservoir: Water Temps Are Increasing Fast
Siltcoos Lake: Warm Weather and Summer-Like Conditions Have the Warmwater Fisheries in the Mid-Coast at Full Swing
Holbrook Reservoir: Stocked Recently
Siletz River: A Few Summer Steelhead and Spring Chinook are Starting To Show up
John C Boyle Reservoir: Water Temps Have Warmed to 70 Degrees
Tillamook Bay: Spring Chinook Fishing Slowed This Weekend
Upper Klamath Lake: Water Clarity Continues to Improve
Trask River: The Trask Continued to Be Fair For Spring Chinook
Wilson River: Fishing on The Wilson Remains Slow
Lofton Reservoir: Stocked Recently
Alton Baker Canoe Canal: Will Be Stocked Again This Week With 1,000 Legal-Size and 200 Pound Size Rainbow Trout
Sprague River: Fishing is fair for redband trout with an occasional brown trout
Blue River: Was Last Stocked The Week of May 24 With 1,100 Rainbow Trout
Wood River: Flows Are A Little High
Coast Fork Willamette River: Was Last Stocked the Week of May 17 With 1,000 Legal-Size Rainbow Trout
Grande Ronde River: Flows Have Been Good

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