Currently the reservoir water level is about 20 feet above the bottom of Mongold boat ramp

Detroit Reservoir - Detroit, OR


by OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Staff
2-10-2022
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The reservoir is stocked regularly in the spring and summer with tens of thousands of one-pound hatchery trout. Storage season lasts through the end of January, after which water elevation will slowly rise and the boat ramps will be safer to use. Currently the reservoir water level is about 20 feet above the bottom of Mongold boat ramp. 

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 Thursday, February 10th

Chewaucan River: A large portion of the river will be covered in ice during the winter
Phillips Reservoir: Ice continues to accumulate on Phillips near the Mason Dam boat ramp
Pilcher Reservoir: Pilcher Reservoir currently is frozen over
Wolf Creek Reservoir: Ice conditions are good
Agate Lake: Agate Lake has been filling rapidly with diversions from Little Butte Creek
Applegate Reservoir: Applegate Reservoir Fishing Report
Cooper Creek Reservoir: Stocked Last Week
Coos River: Steelhead fishing has been slow but anglers are still catching a few
Coquille River: Coquille River Report
Diamond Lake: Anglers seem to be doing okay from the recent reports
Emigrant Reservoir: The reservoir is currently at 7 percent
Expo Pond: Fishing should be fair and may improve slightly with the warming this week
Fish Lake : Anglers were still catching fish through the ice this past weekend
Galesville Reservoir: Without any recent rain the reservoir is dropping again
Howard Prairie Reservoir: There is some open water, but access is limited
Hyatt Lake: Ice depths are unknown and ice fishing is not recommended
Illinois River: With water levels continuing to drop and water gin clear, smaller presentations are best to fish
Lake Selmac: Lake Selmac Fishing Report
Lost Creek Lake: Trout fishing should be good
Medco Pond: Fishing should be slow
Rogue River- Upper: The summer Steelhead run is about over
Tenmile Lakes: Fishing for steelhead in Tenmile Creek has slowed down
Umpqua River: Steelhead fishing has slowed as the river has gotten low and clear
Kilchis River: The Kilchis River is very low and clear
Necanicum River: The hatchery winter steelhead run on the Necanicum River is winding down
Nehalem River: The Nehalem remains in good shape for the third week in a row
North Fork Nehalem River: The North Fork Nehalem is very low and clear
Nestucca River: This will be one on the best bets for hatchery winter steelhead for the remainder of the season
Three Rivers: Three Rivers is very low and clear
Wilson River: The Wilson River has a wild broodstock hatchery run
Clackamas River: Fishing effort has decreased over the last couple weeks, as the river has been on the drop

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