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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 06-17-2011, 02:07 AM Thread Starter
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fishing in Portland area, now... ?

I'll be making a last second trip up to the Portland area to try and get a home rented (moving from California). While I'm there, I may go fishing somewhere in the vicinity.

Can anyone recommend what river I should be trying? My assumption is the Deschutes would be worth doing. However, I'm not yet familiar enough with the rivers and the run timing to know for sure.

I'm not looking for any secret spots. Just a river and hopefully general area. I've been working so much and for so long on getting our house ready and then sold here in Cali, I haven't gone fishing in more than 6 months. I'm going nuts and thought this may be a good opportunity to sneak a day in.

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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 06-18-2011, 12:16 AM
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If you are looking for steel it is a little early to be hitting the Deschutes. However, there are few being caught in the Clackamas, Sandy, and McKenzie right now. Good luck.
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post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old 06-18-2011, 12:26 AM
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trout fishing the deschutes is a good bet, head for Maupin. Clack and Sandy are slow, possible but slow. Bass fishing is good but the river in town is running very high. Both the Mckenzie and Deschutes are not really local, both are a solid 2hours away. Maybe that is close for some but I like closer. Carp fishing is an option but I am not a fan so really know nothing about it. Good luck.
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post #5 of 7 (permalink) Old 06-20-2011, 06:38 AM
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post #6 of 7 (permalink) Old 06-21-2011, 03:36 PM
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You could try the Kalama in Washington...

Maybe a half hour (?) north of Portland.

We got skunked all to hell there last week trying to catch them with flies, but saw a bunch of goo huckers having tons of success. There's plenty of steelhead in that river right now. Maybe some lower water (and better skill?) will get them striking flies too.

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post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old 06-28-2011, 11:24 AM Thread Starter
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Hi guys. I left town before any of the replies here. So, I missed out on the advice. Thanks though!

I ended up going to the Deshuttes. I knew it was a little early for steelhead, but I wanted to check it out and at the time, I needed to get out of town. I was going crazy trying to find a place to live and needed a break.

I caught a couple of trout and had a solid tug and a fish on for about 2 seconds. But that was about it. It was nice just to get back in the water. It had been so long!

I went on some scouting missions. Looked at the Kalama, Lewis, Clackamas. Man, so many rivers around there. I'm psyched! 30 days till we will be in our new home. Can't wait!!!!
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