Detroit Lake

Oregon

About Detroit Lake

Detroit Lake is a reservoir near Salem, Oregon in the Cascade Mountains. The 9-mile long lake offers year-round fishing for trout, bullhead catfish and salmon. It is an ideal destination for paddleboarding, kayaking, sailing, waterskiing, wakeboarding and boating, and equipment can be rented. Hiking and biking trails are accessible from the lake shores, with striking views of Mt. Jefferson.

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Brown Bullhead Brown Bullhead

The brown bullhead is relatively small compared to other similar species, but is an extremely popular fish with anglers.

Channel Catfish Channel Catfish

The Channel catfish is very highly regarded for its food and sports value. The Channel catfish is most abundant in the central part of U.S. and southern states.

Rainbow Trout Rainbow Trout

The rainbow trout is an extremely valuable species in any and all of its forms. It is native to the west coast of North America from southern Alaska to Mexico.

King Salmon King Salmon

The King Salmon is an extremely important food and commercial fish, and due to its large size and game nature, an important sport fish.

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Conservation Through Participation

You can help support and protect our aquatic natural resources by simply going fishing and boating. Buying a fishing license, respecting other anglers, practicing catch and release, being mindful of water conservation, keeping the environment around us clean and fishing responsibly are just some of the ways you can participate.

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