The Reservoir is Beginning to Draw Down

Foster Reservoir - Sweet Home, OR (Linn County)


by OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Staff
10-21-2020
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The reservoir was stocked last month with several thousand hatchery trout. There are no fire evacuation notices for this area, so it may be one of the better places to go fishing in the mid-Willamette valley this fall. 

Besides trout, look for smallmouth bass and yellow perch near underwater structure and drop-offs. Please remember that only kokanee and adipose fin-clipped trout may be kept as part of the trout bag limit, but there are no limits on size or number of bass. Retention of warmwater fish species such as bluegill, catfish, crappie, and yellow perch is also allowed -- no limit on size or number. Anglers report good success in the two arms of the reservoir, as well as the shoreline in between.  

The reservoir is beginning to draw down. Gedney and Sunnyside County Park are still available to launch boats.

This scenic 1,200-acre reservoir on the South Santiam River is located just 30 minutes from Interstate 5. There is good bank access at several rest stops and campgrounds, and three seasonal boat ramps.




More Reports

OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Reports
for Wednesday, October 21st

Applegate Reservoir: Applegate Reservoir Fishing Report
Coos River: Coos River Basin Fishing Report
Coquille River: Fishing for Hatchery Chinook Salmon Has Been Slow
Emigrant Reservoir: Fishing Should Be Good If you Get Out on The Water
Fish Lake : Fish Lake Fishing Report
Howard Prairie Reservoir: Emergency Regulations Are No Longer in Effect
Hyatt Lake: Deepest Spot is By The Dam
Lake Selmac: Lake Selmac Fishing Report
Lost Creek Reservoir: Lost Creek Reservoir Fishing Report
Rogue River - Middle: Middle Rogue River Report
Rogue River Upper: Upper Rogue River Fishing Report
Tenmile Lakes: Largemouth Bass Action Has Been Good
Clackamas River: Coho Throughout The Clackamas
Detroit Reservoir: HWY 22 Re-Opened Lasy Week

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