By Frank Armendariz
Chronicle Columnist 

Perfect conditions for trout fishing – starting this weekend


February 13, 2020

Photos courtesy of The Army Corp of Engineers

Detroit Lake is open year-round and located only 56 miles east of Salem. It is famous as a summer Kokanee fishery. It's also stocked with trout each spring and just received a large delivery of trout. Lake levels are online at

I have plenty to share with you all this week at the top of the report – and I know it's news many are anticipating.

The relentless high-water conditions that have challenged most winter steelheaders since December have, for now, abated. As I prepare this report, all of the central Oregon coast rivers and many small creeks are in perfect condition to drift and bank-fish for winter steelhead.

I'll get back to local steelheading opportunities a little further down the report, but first let me share information about a couple of important Army Corps of Engineers projects that could make your...

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