The reservoir elevation is now only a few feet above the bottom of Mongold boat ramp

Detroit Reservoir - Detroit, OR


by OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Staff
12-1-2021
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The reservoir was stocked several times this summer with tens of thousands of one-pound hatchery trout. The reservoir elevation is now only a few feet above the bottom of Mongold boat ramp. At this level it may be hazardous to launch boats off trailers because the rear tires may get stuck in the mud. Best to check with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers website (see below) for the latest reservoir levels before going. 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, December 1st, 2021
Gerber Reservoir: The reservoir is likely freezing and thawing
Upper Klamath Lake: Fishing is slow and water clarity has improved
Klamath River - Upper - OR: Klamath River Fishing Report
Lake Of The Woods: Lake of the Woods is still ice-free
Willow Valley Reservoir: Conditions are unknown the reservoir is likely very low
Coos River: Steelhead fishing should pick up after the next big rain.
Diamond Lake: Fishing should still be good at Diamond
Expo Pond: Expo received 120 nice 2- to 3-pound trout right before Thanksgiving
Fish Lake : The current lake level is 29 percent full
Galesville Reservoir: The boat ramp is unusable at this time!
Hemlock Lake: With mild weather in the forecast a trip to these lakes might be a nice outing
Lost Creek Lake: Trout fishing should be good
Plat I Reservoir: No recent reports from Plat I
Rogue River - Middle: Bait can again be used in the entire Rogue
Rogue River- Upper: Chinook salmon fishing is closed through remainder of year.
Umpqua River: Umpqua River Fishing Report
Miami River: Fishing is slow on the Miami right now
Necanicum River: The Necanicum should be a good bet for those looking for early winter steelhead
Nehalem River: Fishing is slow on the mainstem Nehalem River this time of year
Nestucca River: The fall Chinook run on the Nestucca is winding down
Tillamook Bay: Tillamook Bay Fishing Report
Trask River: The Chinook run is winding down
Wilson River: It’s a bit early for winter steelhead on the Wilson River

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