This reservoir is now full and all three boat ramps are currently available

Foster Reservoir - Sweet Home, OR (Linn County)


by OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Staff
9-9-2021
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The reservoir gets stocked in the spring and fall with hatchery trout. The next stocking will be later this month. 

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. 

This reservoir is now full and all three boat ramps are currently available to launch boats. This lake is popular with water-skiers and other pleasure boaters. Anglers should focus their efforts early or late in the day when boat traffic is lower, and in places where activity is lower such as in the upper arms.

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 Thursday, September 9th

Beulah Reservoir: Beulah Reservoir is Now Dry
Blitzen River: Carp Fishing Open One More Week
Campbell Reservoir: Water levels are extremely low
Chickahominy Reservoir: Chickahominy Reservoir is now dry
Gerber Reservoir: Targeting yellow perch continues to be your best bet
John C Boyle Reservoir: A few largemouth bass and crappie are being caught
Upper Klamath Lake: The lake is 4.7 feet below full pool and 32 percent full
Krumbo Reservoir: There may be cyanobacteria present so avoid swimming
Lake Of The Woods: This is a good time to chase largemouth bass in the lake
Warm Springs Reservoir: Warm Springs reservoir is now dry.
Williamson River: Fishing has been good
Wood River: Wood River Fishing Report
Applegate Reservoir: The only useable boat ramp at Applegate Reservoir is the French Gulch Boat Ramp
Applegate River: The river is open to trout fishing
Ben Irving Reservoir: Ben Irving hasn’t been stocked with trout in a while
Chetco River: A few anglers are starting to troll the estuary for salmon
Cooper Creek Reservoir: Cooler nights should get the bite to come on
Eel Lake: Anglers are still catching a few trout this past weekend
Elk River: Temporary rule changes for Chinook are now in place
Emigrant Reservoir: The best success out here will be targeting warmwater fish
Fish Lake : The current lake level is 15 percent full and is slowly filling
Floras Lake: Anglers should try fishing early or late in the day
Galesville Reservoir: The reservoir is about 10 feet above the lowest height on record
Lemolo Lake: Anglers have also reported catching tiger trout
Rogue River- Lower: The Rogue Bay has been busy with anglers
Rogue River - Middle: ODFW has lifted the 2 p.m. fishing closure between Lobster and Hog creeks
Rogue River- Upper: Chinook fishing is closed from Fishers Ferry upstream to Cole Rivers Hatchery through the end of the year
Sixes River: Temporary low water fishing closure will start Oct. 1
Nehalem River: “Summer” Chinook fishing continues to be fair
Trask River: Trask River Fishing Report
Clackamas River: Summer steelhead are currently being caught
Eagle Creek: The creek remains too low and clear to offer much fishing opportunity
Fern Ridge Reservoir: There is good bank access at several rest stops and campgrounds

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