Reservoir Will Be Stocked This Week

Foster Reservoir - Sweet Home, OR (Linn County)

by OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Staff

The reservoir will be stocked this week for the first time this year with about 3,300 hatchery trout. 

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 water level will slowly rise throughout the spring. Sunnyside County Park and Gedney boat ramp on the north shore are currently 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 Thursday, April 1st, 2021
Campbell Reservoir: Warmer weather this week might put bass on the bite
Gerber Reservoir: Lake is Ice Free
John C Boyle Reservoir: Yellow Perch Bite is Really Good This Time of Year
Upper Klamath Lake: Boat Ramps Are Open
Klamath River - Upper - OR: Klamath River Report
Willow Valley Reservoir: Willow Valley Reservoir Report
Applegate River: Trout Season Re-Opens May 22
Howard Prairie Reservoir: Ice is Breaking Up
Hyatt Lake: Some Open Water Can Be Found
Illinois River: Steelhead and trout fishing closesd on March 31
Rogue River - Middle: Middle Rogue River Report
Rogue River- Upper: Upper Rogue River Report
Rogue River- Upper (Above Lost Creek): Plan on Fishing Later in The Day for Warmer Water Temps
Alsea River: Remains Open For Steelhead Through April
Kilchis River: Low & Clear
Nestucca River: The Nestucca is on the low side
Salmon River: Trout Fishing Re-Opens May 22
Siletz River: Steelhead Fishing Has Improved
Siuslaw River: Trout Fishing Re-Opens May 22
Trask River: Should Fish Through The Week
Wilson River: Steelhead fishing on the Wilson has been fair
Clackamas River: Clackamas River Report
Detroit Reservoir: Detroit Reservoir Report
Sandy River: Sandy River Report
Willamette River: Willamette River Report
John Day River: River Flows Have Been on The Rise
Umatilla River: Water Levels Have Started to Come Up

No steelhead fishing upstre McKay Dam from April 1-June 30 while reintroduction being studied
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