The water level in the reservoir is currently being lowered to provide winter storage

Foster Reservoir - Sweet Home, OR (Linn County)


by OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Staff
11-3-2021
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The reservoir gets stocked in the spring and fall with hatchery trout. It was stocked for the last time this year in late September with 3,300 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 water level in the reservoir is currently being lowered to provide winter storage.  Calkins Park boat ramp is no longer usable. Gedney boat ramp is still usable for the moment but will likely be out of commission sometime in November. That leaves Sunnyside Park boat ramp as the best option during the rest of the fall.

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, November 3rd

Blitzen River: No recent reports but fall can be a great time to fish the Blitzen River
Campbell Reservoir: The Reservoir is Dry
Chickahominy Reservoir: Chickahominy Reservoir is now dry
Delintment Lake: Fall fishing can be great at Delintment Lake
John C Boyle Reservoir: A few largemouth bass and crappie are being caught
Upper Klamath Lake: The lake is 4.3 feet below full pool and 36 percent full
Klamath River - Upper - OR: Klamath River Fishing Report
Krumbo Reservoir: Trout fishing has been great at Krumbo
Malheur Reservoir: Malheur Reservoir is quite low but fishing has been great
Miller Lake: Fishing is slow for rainbow trout as effort has been high
Owyhee Reservoir: Trout fishing has been good in the lower reservoir
Owyhee River: Brown trout are now spawning in the Lower Owyhee
Pole Creek Reservoir: Drained During The Summer & Fishless
Sprague River: Closed to fishing to protect redband trout spawners
Warm Springs Reservoir: Drained Completely & Slowly Refilling
Williamson River: Closed To Fishing Right Now
Wood River: Will Reopen April 22
Bradley Lake: Trout fishing has been good at Bradley Lake
Chetco River: We got significant precipitation recently causing water levels to rise and color up some
Coos River: Coos River Basin Report
Coquille River: Striped bass fishing has slowed down
Diamond Lake: Recent reports show that anglers are easily finding fish
Plat I Reservoir: Temperatures are cooling, but the bass should still be biting
Rogue River- Lower: This has been a very good fall chinook year
Sixes River: Recent significant rainfall was enough to warrant lifting the low water closure
Tenmile Lakes: Yellow perch anglers are reporting decent catches
Alsea River: Fall Chinook fishing picked up after the recent rains
Kilchis River: Chinook salmon should be in the Kilchis
Miami River: There should be Chinook in the river
Necanicum River: The Necanicum gets a decent run of Chinook salmon
Nestucca River: There should be good numbers of Chinook throughout the fishery
Salmon River: Fall Chinook fishing picked up after the big rain events
Siletz River: Fall Chinook has been good on the Siletz after the big rain events
Siuslaw River: Fall Chinook fishing remains slow on the Siuslaw
Tillamook Bay: The bay will slow down this month as many fish have already moved into the rivers
Trask River: There are Chinook throughout the fishery at this point
Wilson River: There should be Chinook throughout the fishery on the Wilson
Yaquina River: Fall Chinook fishing continues to be slow
Detroit Reservoir: Stocked again this week with 3,700 one-pound hatchery trout

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