Detroit Reservoir Fish Report for 5-5-2022
Anglers have reported catching lots of small Chinook salmon in pursuit of kokanee and trout
Detroit Reservoir - Detroit, OR
by OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Staff
The reservoir is stocked regularly in the spring and summer with tens of thousands of one-pound hatchery trout. It was stocked most recently last week with about 4,000 trout. Storage season ended in February and the reservoir is filling well. It seems the reservoir fill up completely by the time summer rolls around and the various campsites open. The main boat ramp, Mongold, is currently available, as is Kane’s Marina and boat ramp G at Detroit Lake State Park.
For the latest information on water levels at Detroit Reservoir check with the Army Corps of Engineers’ website for more information.
Detroit Reservoir is one of the premier kokanee fisheries in the state. 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.
Here are some tips on how and where to fish for kokanee: Kokanee fishing in Oregon: 9 tips for catching kokanee.
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 a 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.
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OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Reportsfor Wednesday, May 4th
Brownlee Reservoir: Anglers in the Powder River arm have recently had good catches of perch and bass
Oxbow Reservoir: Anglers have been successful catching bass in Oxbow Reservoir
Hells Canyon Reservoir: Bass anglers have had some success on Hells Canyon reservoir
Snake River- Below Hells Canyon Reservoir: Steelhead fishing has closed on the Snake River
Grande Ronde River: Steelhead fishing is closed on the Grande Ronde River
Imnaha River: Steelhead fishing is closed on the Imnaha River
Morgan Lake: Morgan Lake opened for fishing on April 22
Umatilla River: The flows in the Umatilla came up me up in the past week
Wallowa Lake : Fishing has been good for rainbow trout
Wallowa River: Steelhead fishing is closed on the Wallowa River
Alton Baker Canoe Canal: This Saturday, May 7, ODFW will host a free Family Fishing event
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