Stocked again this week with 3,700 one-pound hatchery trout

Detroit Reservoir - Detroit, OR


by OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Staff
11-3-2021
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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 about 10 feet above the bottom of Mongold boat ramp. It is still possible to launch boats off a trailer at this time, but if it drops much lower 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. 

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.




More Reports

OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Reports
for Wednesday, November 3rd

Blitzen River: No recent reports but fall can be a great time to fish the Blitzen River
Campbell Reservoir: The Reservoir is Dry
Chickahominy Reservoir: Chickahominy Reservoir is now dry
Delintment Lake: Fall fishing can be great at Delintment Lake
John C Boyle Reservoir: A few largemouth bass and crappie are being caught
Upper Klamath Lake: The lake is 4.3 feet below full pool and 36 percent full
Klamath River - Upper - OR: Klamath River Fishing Report
Krumbo Reservoir: Trout fishing has been great at Krumbo
Malheur Reservoir: Malheur Reservoir is quite low but fishing has been great
Miller Lake: Fishing is slow for rainbow trout as effort has been high
Owyhee Reservoir: Trout fishing has been good in the lower reservoir
Owyhee River: Brown trout are now spawning in the Lower Owyhee
Pole Creek Reservoir: Drained During The Summer & Fishless
Sprague River: Closed to fishing to protect redband trout spawners
Warm Springs Reservoir: Drained Completely & Slowly Refilling
Williamson River: Closed To Fishing Right Now
Wood River: Will Reopen April 22
Bradley Lake: Trout fishing has been good at Bradley Lake
Chetco River: We got significant precipitation recently causing water levels to rise and color up some
Coos River: Coos River Basin Report
Coquille River: Striped bass fishing has slowed down
Diamond Lake: Recent reports show that anglers are easily finding fish
Plat I Reservoir: Temperatures are cooling, but the bass should still be biting
Rogue River- Lower: This has been a very good fall chinook year
Sixes River: Recent significant rainfall was enough to warrant lifting the low water closure
Tenmile Lakes: Yellow perch anglers are reporting decent catches
Alsea River: Fall Chinook fishing picked up after the recent rains
Kilchis River: Chinook salmon should be in the Kilchis
Miami River: There should be Chinook in the river
Necanicum River: The Necanicum gets a decent run of Chinook salmon
Nestucca River: There should be good numbers of Chinook throughout the fishery
Salmon River: Fall Chinook fishing picked up after the big rain events
Siletz River: Fall Chinook has been good on the Siletz after the big rain events
Siuslaw River: Fall Chinook fishing remains slow on the Siuslaw
Tillamook Bay: The bay will slow down this month as many fish have already moved into the rivers
Trask River: There are Chinook throughout the fishery at this point
Wilson River: There should be Chinook throughout the fishery on the Wilson
Yaquina River: Fall Chinook fishing continues to be slow

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