Idaho Fish Report

Trout fishing also has been good


by OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Staff
8-18-2022
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The reservoir is stocked regularly in the spring and summer with tens of thousands of one-pound hatchery trout. It was stocked in late June with about 4,000 trout. The reservoir is currently full. 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. Most kokanee are bring caught at depths below 50 feet. Trout fishing also has been good. 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. 

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, August 18th
ODFW Recreation Report
Anthony Lake: Fishing at Anthony Lake may be a bit slower than previous years
Balm Creek Reservoir: Earlier this year, Balm Creek Reservoir was stocked with fingerling trou
Phillips Reservoir: The reservoir only filled to about ¼ full before beginning to drain again
Pilcher Reservoir: Pilcher Reservoir still has a decent amount of water
Thief Valley Reservoir: The reservoir is currently only 33 percent full
Unity Reservoir: Unity Reservoir has been dropping throughout the summer and is about 1/2 full
Wolf Creek Reservoir: Continues to have a decent amount of water in it
Ben Irving Reservoir: Bass fishing is has been good at Ben Irving
Coos River: Best fishing is typically near slack tides
Coquille River: Smallmouth bass fishing has been decent
Elk River: Cutthroat fishing has slowed as water temperatures have increased
Floras Lake: Trout fishing has slowed down
Galesville Reservoir: Fish are likely seeking cooler water in deeper parts of the lake
Garrison Lake: The lake is getting pretty weedy, but boat anglers are still having success
Rogue River- Lower: Fall Chinook fishing has been good in the estuary
Rogue River - Middle: Fall Chinook have started entering the lower river
Rogue River- Upper: The summer steelhead run has been very good this year
North Umpqua River: Summer steelhead fishing is slowing with warmer temperatures
Winchuck River: Cutthroat are scattered throughout the river
Nestucca River: Summer steelhead fishing continues to be fair

OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Reports
for Tuesday, August 16th

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