Swift Reservoir

Swift Reservoir is located twenty-eight miles northeast of Woodland, on the south side of Forest Road 90.  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.

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.

Selective gear rules are in effect in the upper portion of the reservoir; check the regulation pamphlet for boundaries.

Shore access is limited.

All bull trout and Dolly Varden must be released.

Two-pole fishing is NOT allowed

Shoreline access: Good - shore access is available along the campground and below Eagle Cliff Bridge.

Species you might catch

Lake information

County: Skamania
Acreage: 4585.40 ac.
Elevation: 1012 ft.
Center: 46.054388, -122.110115
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Catchable fish plants

Release Location: SWIFT RES (SKAM)
Stock Date Species Number Released Number of Fish Per Pound Facility
May 24, 2021 Rainbow 42,500 2.67 SPEELYAI HATCHERY
May 19, 2020 Rainbow 42,600 2.86 SPEELYAI HATCHERY
May 21, 2019 Rainbow 38,800 2.63 SPEELYAI HATCHERY
May 29, 2018 Rainbow 41,920 2.52 SPEELYAI HATCHERY
May 30, 2017 Rainbow 51,440 2.56 SPEELYAI HATCHERY
May 31, 2016 Rainbow 45,350 2.51 SPEELYAI HATCHERY
Jul 14, 2015 Rainbow 50 0.6 MERWIN HATCHERY
Jul 14, 2015 Rainbow 50 0.18 MERWIN HATCHERY
Jul 14, 2015 Rainbow 50 0.6 MERWIN HATCHERY
Jul 14, 2015 Rainbow 50 0.18 MERWIN HATCHERY

Fishing prospects calendar

Rainbow trout

Fishing success for Rainbow Trout is generally best in the spring when thousands of fish are stocked statewide, but they can be caught year-round in most waters with a little patience and persistence. Success remains high into June and gradually declines as water temperatures increase and fish move offshore to stay cool. Fish that escaped the spring harvest return to the nearshore areas in the fall as waters cool off. Some waters may also be stocked again in the fall further boosting catch rates.
Chart showing fishing prospects throughout the calendar year