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Detroit Lake Fishing Guide

Detroit Lake is a reservoir impounded by the Detroit Dam on the North Santiam River 46 miles southeast of Salem, Oregon and is well-stocked with fish and one of Oregon's states favorite lakes. Detroit Lake has a surface elevation of 1,565 feet, 32 miles of shoreline, 3,500 acre lake, with an average depth of 121 ft, a max depth of 440 ft.

Detroit Lake offers great fishing for Kokanee (a freshwater sockeye salmon), Chinook Salmon, Rainbow Trout, Brook Trout, Brown Bullhead and Largemouth Bass. You'll have great fishing options whether your shore fishing or boat fish.
Detroit Lake offers boat launch ramps, boat rentals and marina services here at the lake.

Detroit Lake Boater's Guide

Detroit Lake stocked each year with 100,000 fish.

Detroit Lake Photos

Popular Types of Fish at Detroit Lake

Fish for Kokanee (a freshwater sockeye salmon), Chinook Salmon, Rainbow Trout, Brook Trout, Brown Bullhead and Largemouth Bass at Detroit Lake in Oregon.

Kokanee-Salmon

Kokanee-Salmon

Rainbow Trout Fish

Rainbow Trout

Largemounth-bass-fish

Largemouth Bass

Highly Recommended Bait, Tackle & Gear 

Directions to Detroit Lake

Detroit Lake sits in between Marion and Linn counties and can be reached from HWY 22 and is located in the Cascade Mountains. The highway follows the north shoreline mostly on the developed side of the lake.