Foster Reservoir Fish Report for 1-10-2024
The reservoir water level is near low pool
Foster Reservoir - Sweet Home, OR (Linn County)
by Anchor Charter Boats Staff
The reservoir was stocked several times this fall.
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 reservoir water level is near low pool. Your best bet to launch boats remains Sunnyside County Park which is open 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.
Winter steelhead can now be found throughout the systemClackamas River
Winter steelhead can now be found throughout the system. While anglers can expect some productive days on the water, fishing is only expected to get better in the weeks to come. USGS hydrological data readings from the Estacada gauge near Milo McIver State Park. Hydrologic data and river forecasts can also be accessed on the NOAA/National Weather Service NW River Forecast Center -- NW River Forecast Center. ...... Read More
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