Detroit Reservoir Fish Report for 10-28-2021
Detroit Reservoir Report
Detroit Reservoir - Detroit, OR
by OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Staff
The reservoir was stocked several times this summer with tens of thousands of one-pound hatchery trout. It will be stocked again this week with 3,700 one-pound hatchery trout. The reservoir elevation is still dropping and is now roughly at the bottom of Mongold boat ramp. It may not be prudent to try to launch a boat there as there is usually a lot of mud and silt built up which may cause your trailer to get stuck. Those with lighter watercraft such as pontoons, canoes and kayaks shouldn’t have any problems. For bank fishing, the head of the reservoir in the town of Detroit could be a good place to try for trout.
For the latest information on water levels at Detroit Reservoir check with the Army Corps of Engineers’ website for more information.
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. You will vastly improve your chances of catching a fish if you fish early or late in the day when light-levels are low and fish are less wary.
Kokanee fishing is pretty much done for the next few months as the adult fish are preparing their spawning runs up the tributary creeks.
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 to 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, October 28th, 2021
Snake River- Below Hells Canyon Reservoir: Bass fishing will be good throughout the Oregon section of the Snake River
Chewaucan River: Fishing will be poor this week due to rain
Upper Klamath Lake: Redband trout are scattering throughout Upper Klamath Lake
Klamath River - Upper - OR: Catch rates were low on opening day and effort was very high
Lake Of The Woods: Fishing for yellow perch will be your best bet
Sprague River: Opened to fishing through Oct. 31
Williamson River: Flows are very low, fishing is good
Wood River: Best section is from Fort Klamath to Weed Road for brown trout
Arizona Pond: The pond was stocked heavily this spring
Ben Irving Reservoir: Lots of rain has likely muddied the waters
Bradley Lake: Trout fishing has been good at Bradley Lake
Butterfield Lake: Anglers are reported great fishing at Butterfield Lake
Chetco River: Water levels have risen and color up some
Cooper Creek Reservoir: Cooper Creek Reservoir Report
Coos River: Boat and bank anglers (on the jetty) are still catching rockfish inside lower Coos Bay
Coquille River: There are still a few striped bass in the lower river
Diamond Lake: Recent reports show that anglers are easily finding fish
Elk River: Recent rain most likely brought the first few groups of early Chinook into the river
Galesville Reservoir: The boat ramp is unusable at this time!
Lemolo Lake: Lemolo Lake Report
Sixes River: Recent significant rainfall was enough to warrant lifting the low water closure
Tenmile Lakes: Yellow perch anglers are reporting decent catches
Umpqua River: Umpqua River Report
Kilchis River: Chinook salmon should be moving into the Kilchis river following these rains
Miami River: There should be some Chinook moving into the river with the recent rains
Necanicum River: There should be fish throughout the system
Nehalem River: Chinook and coho fishing in the bay has really slowed
Nestucca River: There should be good numbers of Chinook pushing into the Nestucca basin this week
Wilson River: Conditions may be challenging, but there should still be some opportunity to catch
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