The reservoir gets stocked in the spring and fall with hatchery trout

Foster Reservoir - Sweet Home, OR (Linn County)


by OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Staff
4-27-2022
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The reservoir gets stocked in the spring and fall with hatchery trout.

This reservoir near Sweet Home will be stocked again this week with 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 water level in the reservoir is currently low in order to help listed fish species find their way downstream. Calkins Park and Gedney boat ramps are not available, so Sunnyside Park boat ramp is your best option. Anglers should take care launching boats at Sunnyside as there is only a few feet of water over the bottom of the boat ramp.

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, April 27th

Chewaucan River: People have already caught some really nice trout in the river with lures
Gerber Reservoir: Targeting yellow perch continues to be your best bet
Holbrook Reservoir: Access is available to high clearance 4-wheel drive vehicles this week
John C Boyle Reservoir: Fishing bait on the bottom might be your best method
Upper Klamath Lake: Water clarity has continued to worsen due to very windy conditions
Klamath River - Upper - OR: Klamath River Fishing Report
Lake Of The Woods: Lake of the Woods will be stocked this week with trophy rainbow trout
Lofton Reservoir: Access is available to high clearance 4-wheel drive vehicles this week
Phillips Reservoir: Phillips Reservoir will be stocked with trout throughout the spring
Pilcher Reservoir: We have not received any recent fishing reports for Pilcher Reservoir
Sprague River: Opening day was slow due to cold water temperatures and drift of filamentous algae
Thief Valley Reservoir: Thief Valley Reservoir is now full
Unity Reservoir: Unity Reservoir is mostly full, and anglers have been successful
Warm Springs Reservoir: Fishing is typically slow on the Upper Williamson this time of year
Wolf Creek Reservoir: Wolf Creek Reservoir is slowing filling
Wood River: Water temperatures were very cold on opening day
Applegate Reservoir: Fishing has been good for trout and picking up for largemouth bass on warmer days
Ben Irving Reservoir: With warming weather bass fishing should be productive
Cooper Creek Reservoir: Cooper was stocked just last week and there should be lots of other fish available
Diamond Lake: The snow is melting fairly quickly at Diamond
Emigrant Reservoir: Water temperatures are increasing
Fish Lake : Fish lake is ice free
Floras Lake: Floras Lake is a pleasant place to spend some time and unwind all year long
Galesville Reservoir: The reservoir has been filling and anglers can easily launch a boat now
Garrison Lake: Bank anglers can find access at the 12th street or Pinehurst boat ramps
Howard Prairie Reservoir: The lake is ice-free, but access is limited
Hyatt Lake: Hyatt lake resort, store and restaurant are open
Lemolo Lake: Lemolo is getting close to full
Rogue River- Lower: Lost Creek has received 35,000 legal rainbow trout since late February
Rogue River - Middle: Trout fishing is closed on the Rogue between April 1 and May 21
Rogue River- Upper: Winter steelhead are still being caught in the upper Rogue on a regular basis
Three Rivers: Three Rivers is just about done for steelhead
Siletz River: Winter steelhead fishing continues to be slow is almost done for the season
Trask River: The Trask River is about done for steelhead
Wilson River: The Wilson is winding down for winter steelhead
Clear Lake: Will be stocked this week with 2,500 rainbow trout
Detroit Reservoir: Detroit Reservoir is one of the premier kokanee fisheries in the state
Dexter Reservoir: Boat and bank access is available through state and county park

OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Reports
for Monday, April 25th

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