HI Dustin, dont let your wife loose interest! I live in bend so dont know a whole lot about anything close to redmond that would be quick action. I was just up to big lava 2 weekends ago and we caught 16 in about 3 hours, good place to bank fish. ochoco res is a good place to bank fish down by the dam, it can be good or bad for sure but worth the drive. south and north twin are decent places to bank fish also. all these places can be fished with power bait (chartruse,rainbow,yellow seem to work best) also worm and mellow(white minnies from groc. store) do well. I use p-line floro leader 2-4 ft in length with #14 trebble for powerbait and #4 baitholder for worm and mellow. use a sliding egg sinker above swivel on main line. Good luck!