2019 Detroit Lake Fishing Derby – May 17 – 19, 2019

The much-anticipated Detroit Lake Fishing Derby is a great annual family event hosted in Detroit, Oregon.  The lake is stocked with thousands of rainbow trout.  10 of the fish are tagged for cash prizes.  Please join us and get your FISH ON!

Event Dates:
2019 – Dates to be determined.

Event Times:

 6:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
 6:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
 6:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Prize Ceremony:
Sunday,  @ 3:00 p.m.
Participants must be present to win.

Hundreds of prizes including a Smokercraft Fishing Boat, Motor & Trailer!

Ways to Win:

  • 14 and Over Adult Prize Category for Largest Fish Caught – Prizes for 1st, 2nd & 3rd Places (Limit 1,000 Adult Entries)
  • 13 and Under Boys and Girls Prize Category for Largest Fish Caught – Prizes for 1st, 2nd & 3rd Places (Limit 500 Boy & Girl Entries)
  • First 800 registrations receive a free hat.
  • (Picture Credit: Zak Stone Photography)
  • Every adult registration includes a ticket for the grand prize drawing of the Smokercraft boat, trailer and motor.
  • Every kid’s registration includes a ticket for the grand prize drawing for a bicycle.
  • Register once for all three days and receive one ticket for the grand prize drawing or register as many times as you want to receive a ticket for the grand prize drawing for each registration.

The Process:

Bring your ticket/confirmation to the Registration area and you will receive a punch card. When you are finished fishing for the day, take your catch for the day to City Hall, Kane’s Marina or Detroit Lake Marina to be clipped.The marinas also sponsor catch and release. Your card will be punched and you receive a raffle ticket for each fish up to 5 tickets. Bring the card back each day, catch more fish, turn them in, get your card punched and receive more raffle tickets (up to 5 per day). The maximum number of raffle tickets per card is 15.

These raffle tickets are good for the children and adult prizes.

Only one fish punch card will be given to each person.

Fish clipping stations will be open 7:00 am – 6:00 pm Friday and Saturday, 7:00 am – 2:00 pm on Sunday.

DLRABA members will be selling raffle tickets for donated items. Items can be seen near the registration table.

100% of the proceeds will benefit the Detroit Fireworks display in July.

NEW This YEAR!!!



Platinum Level Sponsors:

  • Hillyer’s Ford
  • Riverview Community Bank
  • Pautzke Bait Co.
  • Davidson’s Masonry

Other GREAT Sponsors

  • Smokercraft
  • Steven’s Marine
  • E-Z Load Trailer
  • Siegmund Excavation
  • Kelly’s Marina

DLRABA reserves the right to make any changes.
DLRABA is a 501©(6) non-profit organization.

The Fireworks Over The Lake – July 6, 2019

10:00 pm approximately

Date Policy: If the forth falls on a Saturday we will hold the fireworks on the 4th.  If the 4th falls on Sunday, Monday or Tuesday the fireworks will be held on the Saturday before. The fireworks will always be on a Saturday.  If the 4th falls on a Wednesday, Thursday or Friday the fireworks will be on the following Saturday.

The Fireworks Over the Lake celebration seems to start early in the day as there is an air of anticipation that fills the Detroit community. People fill the day with boating, hiking, sunning, socializing and getting ready for an exciting evening. The show generally begins around 10:00 pm after sunset.

Waterski Show – 

July TBD

Brought to us by the Portland Waterski Spectacular.  Show in front of Kane’s Marina on Breightenbush arm.

The Cruz-In at the Lake

September TBD

There will be some fun changes to this event this year… Stay tuned.


Custom 1st. Place 
Custom 2nd Place 
Original. 1st. Place 
Original. 2nd Place 
Muscle 1st Place 
Muscle 2nd Place 
Street Rod 1st. Place 
Street Rod 2nd Place 
Custom Truck 1st Place 
Custom Truck 2nd Place 
Original Truck 1st Place 
Original Truck. 2nd Place 
Best of Categories : 
Custom paint 
Custom Motorcycle 
Original Motorcycle 
Best of Show 
Rat Rod Most Unique 
Rat Rod Most Rust 

Cascading Rivers – Killer Fang Ride

September TBDBike Ride

In celebration of the newly designated Cascading Rivers Bikeway, a new cycling event has been developed! The Killer Fang Ride is a supported ride starting in Estacada, traveling through the Mt. Hood and Willamette National Forests to Detroit. Raging and rippling waters of the Clackamas and Breitenbush Rivers intersect with forested splendor enticing riders to ponder the wilderness, its beauty and inspiration. The ride is named after the famous Killer Fang Class IV rapids of the Clackamas River along the route.

This awesome ride transports you from Estacada to Detroit and back to Estacada for 70 miles each way or 140 roundtrip. Along the ride, there is a 3,125 foot climb from Estacada and when returning from Detroit there is a 1,985 foot climb. This is a supported ride which includes gear transportation, rest stops, refreshments, technical support, overnight accommodations and your meals!

This ride is limited to only 50 riders so register at the following:

Learn more on our website!

Estacada Development Association
Call: 503-303-8920

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Detroit Lake Shoreline & Riverside Clean-Up

Detroit Lake Riverside Clean UpSeptember 2018- 2019 Date to be determined

10:00 am – 2:00 pm

In partnership with several other organizations, DLRABA will be assisting with the Detroit Lake Shoreline & Riverside Clean-Up. Join us for fall clean-up after the lake goes down. Bring your helping hands and we’ll provide gloves and trash bags. Dress for any weather as the event will occur rain or shine. Please see the Detroit Lake Clean-Up Flyer: Download PDF or View Page.

Love our lake and respect the river.

Food provided by Detroit Lake Recreation Area Business Association

Register to volunteer before the event by going to