The water level has been slowly rising now that refill season has begun

Green Peter Reservoir - Sweet, OR (Linn County)


by OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Staff
2-16-2022
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The water level has been slowly rising now that refill season has begun and Thistle Creek boat ramp is now usable again. Whitcomb boat ramp is still high and dry. For the latest information on water levels at Green Peter Reservoir check with the Army Corps of Engineers’ website for more information.

This large reservoir gets stocked annually with 20,000 hatchery trout. Look for them in cooler, deeper water and around ledges, drop-offs and underwater structure. Smallmouth bass also like to hang out near underwater structure and tend to be found in shallower water. Also look for them near rocky outcrops.

Kokanee, trout and smallmouth bass are the main targets in this reservoir. Anglers may keep up to 25 kokanee per day in addition to the 5-trout limit.

Best bet for anglers without a boat is to drive to the top of the reservoir where Quartzville Creek enters the reservoir. Large trout will sometimes forage where the river brings in food swept down from upstream.




More Reports

OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Reports
for Wednesday, February 16th
: ODFW Staff Recommendations for 2022 Recreational Halibut Seasons Available
Upper Klamath Lake: The lake is 2.9 feet below full pool and 55 percent full
Agate Lake: Agate received 1,000 legal rainbow trout this week
Applegate Reservoir: The reservoir is at 19 percent capacity
Applegate River: The river coloreed up a little bit with the Monday rain
Arizona Pond: Young anglers may have some success early in the morning
Chetco River: Current water conditions are low and clear
Elk River: Steelhead fishing is slow as water conditions are low and clear
Fish Lake : There were still anglers on the ice this past weekend
Floras Lake: Current water temperatures are on the chilly side
Garrison Lake: The lake can hold some pretty good numbers of holdover trout
Lake Selmac: About 5,000 legal rainbow trout were stocked here on Valentine’s day
Pistol River: Water levels are low as we have not had much rain recently
Plat I Reservoir: Plat I is a great place to fish for warmwater fish this time of year
Rogue River- Lower: Water conditions are clear and steelhead fishing effort has slowed some
Rogue River - Middle: Expect the river to be pretty steady for the foreseeable future
Rogue River- Upper: Best bets for the upper river would be concentrating on the area between Shady Cove and Touvell
Sixes River: Current conditions are low and clear
Umpqua River: Steelhead fishing has been steady
Willow Lake: Willow Lake just received 2,000 legal rainbow trout this week
Wilson River: One on the best bets for hatchery winter steelhead for the remainder of the season
Trask River: The Trask has been very low and clear and as a result the fishing has been fairly slow
Siuslaw River: Winter steelhead continues to be slow on the Siuslaw but anglers are catching fish every day
Siletz River: Winter steelhead fishing continues to be slow on the Siletz
Nestucca River: The Nestucca has been low and as a result fishing has been a little slow
Three Rivers: Three Rivers has been very low and clear
North Fork Nehalem River: Majority of the hatchery run on this basin is winding down
Nehalem River: The Nehalem has been in good shape for the past month
Necanicum River: The hatchery winter steelhead run on the Necanicum River is winding down
Kilchis River: The Kilchis River is still very low and clear
Alsea River: Winter steelhead fishing continues to be fair on the Alsea
Hood River: Winter steelhead are currently returning to the Hood River basin
Grande Ronde River: Hatchery steelhead will continue to be available to anglers on the Grande Ronde
Umatilla River: The flows in the Umatilla have come up a bit and anglers should start see fish moving
Wallowa Lake : Wallowa Lake currently has ice on it, but the ice is very thin in some parts
Brownlee Reservoir: There have been no recent fishing reports from Brownlee Reservoir
Snake River- Below Hells Canyon Reservoir: Fishing effort for steelhead on the Snake River below Hells Canyon Reservoir has been light at times
EE Wilson Angling Pond: The pond is stocked with trout from February through May

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