- Mar 17, 2009
I went to detroit lake this morning with my father in law. Hiked in from the Hoover gate, and fished below the flats from 8 to about 12. Fished where tumble creek dumps in from 12 to 2, and big cliff from 2 to 4, and caught 1 stinkin whitefish. the weather was great, but the fish werent biting. We tried spinners, powerbait (yuck), power eggs, worm, worm and power eggs for flotation, bobber and worm. The fish are just dead. It looks like the lake is still about 50 ft below full pool, and there was only two boats in the lake, and the only bank fisherman we saw were fishing off the dam. I guess its a little early yet. Theres still snow on the ground, and dont try driving across at the dam to blowout, its unpassable. Guess ill stick to the santiam and try to wack some steelhead. Happy fishing to all.