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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 11-21-2008, 07:55 PM Thread Starter
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Southern Oregon Coast trip?

To any member out there who might be locals, I grew up in Coos Bay steelheading on the local rivers.. Was wondering what the runs were like now-a-days? Don't need your secret spots but just whether the strength of the runs would justify a trip from Idaho to the Coast.... ???? It has been a really long time since I have been on the Sixes, Coos, Millicoma, etc. and been thinking about those runs from when I was a kid.

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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 11-22-2008, 07:55 PM
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Chukar...

I live in Reedsport...

Don't generally fish those rivers...but I know people who do. When the water is right some of the gear guys fishing steelies and spinners completely whack them...

Some really good days....

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Thanks Keith.... How's Reedsport? Are the elk still coming down to the viewing area? Just wondering but does the Smith get any steelhead into it?
Living here in Idaho I sure do miss the green and rain.... my wife thinks that I am nuts for missing all of the rain
Wet sunshine!!!!

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Hey John...

Missed your post...Happy Thanksgiving, by the way.

The elk still hang out in the Dean Creek viewing area....safe as clams..until they head over the hill. A bunch of bulls hanging out there yesterday.

The Smith gets a nice run of steelhead....The NF Smith is really my home river, except for the SF Coquille. When I'm fishing from the shore (and, thus, with my DH'er) I'm almost always on the NF. Not big water, as you know...but with some nice runs.

On the Coquille...I almost always take my driftboat and a buddy or two. Which normally means I'm pulling plugs and fishing gerar...and not using the spey rod. I take it along with...but it doesn't mix well with my friends being gear guys.

Give me a heads up if you get over this way!

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Happy Thanksgiving to you!!!
Up late and trying to tie some intruders to get over my turkey hang-over
Yup always thought that those elk were getting to tame in the preserve... but they sure can find ways to disappear on you in a hurry!!!
Never did fish the NF... but I used to venture up the East fork Coquille trout fishing. Got some buddies that are itching to do a trip to the Oregon coast this spring using me as a guide.... not a good idea in my humble opinion. Well take care and thanks for the info.

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