Foster Reservoir Fish Report for 11-10-2022
The drawdown of the reservoir for winter storage capacity continues
Foster Reservoir - Sweet Home, OR (Linn County)
by OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Staff
The reservoir was stocked twice in September with about 6,000 hatchery trout.
This reservoir near Sweet Home is usually stocked several times in the spring and early fall with over 28,000 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. Fishing is best when light levels are low, either early morning or late evening.
The drawdown of the reservoir for winter storage capacity continues. It is now about 20 feet below full pool and dropping slowly. Best ramp to launch from would be Sunnyside Park, which is also usually the only ramp available this time of year. Trout and yellow perch are always present and can be caught year-round.
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
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