Swift Reservoir is located twenty-eight miles northeast of Woodland, on the south side of Forest Road 90. For 2013 the fishing season occurs the last Saturday in April through November. Approximately 53,000 catchable-size rainbow trout will be stocked here just prior to the opener. Staring in 2014 the opener will be the first Saturday in June.
During April and May fish tend to congregate near the dam and around streams entering the reservoir. By June, trout should be dispersed throughout the reservoir. Landlocked salmon rules apply with a 15" maximum size on salmon caught.
Selective gear rules are in effect in the upper portion of the reservoir; check the regulation pamphlet for boundaries. A public boat launch at Swift Forest Camp, managed by PacifiCorp, has two concrete ramps. There is a fee to launch on weekends.
When the reservoir is drawn down, the water level drops below the end of the launch.Call PacifiCorp at (800) 547-1501 for reservoir level information.
Shore access is limited.
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