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Fishing in Detroit Lake

Discussion in 'Northwest Fishing' started by Death Dealer, Apr 5, 2013.

  1. Death Dealer

    Death Dealer Salem, OR New Member

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    My self and 4 other guy are thinking of going to Detroit Lake 04/20/13 but have never fished it before. We will be bank fishing. Is there a good spot someone could recomend and what works good for bait up there?
     
  2. clambo

    clambo Vancouver, Wa. Well-Known Member

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    I used to fish it when I lived in Oregon. If your banking it I'd suggest the upper end where the Santiam River dumps into it. It's shallow up there. Use Powerbait or nightcrawlers on a bobber or off the bottom.

    If the Santiam River is open....I'm not sure anymore....skip the lake and fish the river. Fish brown body/hackle Rooster Tails with the gold blade or black body Panther Martins w/ gold blade on light spinning gear say 4 lb test. If that fails go with single Pautzke Balls O' Fire salmon eggs on a number 14 hook with a couple split shot. Those combos used to work very well up there. ( Pretty much anywhere else too back when stream fishing for trout was legal everywhere. ) Dont worry about killing natives as up there they are all hatchery stocked fish. Hope you guys have a blast !
     
  3. Death Dealer

    Death Dealer Salem, OR New Member

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    Thank you very much. We will try that. I know with me, fish are just a bonus anyway, but some of the guys, I'm not sure. I will post how we do.
     
  4. Roberto

    Roberto Australia New Member

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    Nice lake, it is famous for fishing mostly for Trout. Trout has distinct taste and hardly it is found in other fish. Only the catching of fish is difficult but after once you catch it then you can taste it easily. It is also recommended to put them in a proper place to avoid any type of germs. You can use the Marquees to store them because they maintain a temperature in a vary good manner.
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