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Foster Reservoir

Rating - Fair   

Thursday, Oct 21 2021
FOSTER RESERVOIR: trout, bass, perch, catfishThe reservoir gets stocked in the spring and fall with hatchery trout. It was stocked for the last time this year in late September with 3,300 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 being lowered to provide winter storage. Calkins Park boat ramp is no longer usable. Gedney boat ramp is still usable for the moment but will likely be out of commission by the end of October. That leaves Sunnyside Park boat ramp as the best option during the rest of the fall.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. Last updated 10/6/21.




Thursday, Oct 21 2021



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The reservoir is 3 miles past the town of Sweet Home on the left.

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Foster Reservoir


Rating - Fair

FOSTER RESERVOIR: trout, bass, perch, catfishThe reservoir gets stocked in the spring and fall with hatchery trout. It was stocked for the last time this year in late September with 3,300 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 being lowered to provide winter storage. Calkins Park boat ramp is no longer usable. Gedney boat ramp is still usable for the moment but will likely be out of commission by the end of October. That leaves Sunnyside Park boat ramp as the best option during the rest of the fall.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. Last updated 10/6/21.


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