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Hi guys, first post in the OFF. I love the spirit of camaraderie here, especially during these semi-chaotic times. I have a two-part question for y'all: 1. Fly Fishing Swollen Rivers -- I went out to a few of my favorite runs & riffles on the Wilson river this weekend and got mostly skunked...
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Hey everyone, I have begun my steady accumulation of steelhead and salmon gear and I have a few buzz Ramsey air rods and was wanting to try something new and maybe a little more higher end. I am looking for spinning rods in the 9’4-9’9” and 6-12lb (steelhead and coho) and casting or spinning...
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I am a beginner who just started fishing a few weeks ago, specifically targeting trout. My plan is to renew my license next year so I can start targeting steelhead and salmon in 2021. That is to say, I don't want to pay to upgrade my license to start targeting those fish now. Besides fishing...
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Hi everyone, I have been looking to expand my coastal river fishing from steelhead, other smaller salminoids, And SRCs to chinook as well. If anyone would have any tips such as leader poundage or good setups any advice would be greatly appreciated.
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Two questions for the Big fish stalkers... While trout hunting on the Wilson, this pod of 2-3 very large (30"+) fish were sitting in a deep channel out of sight, then rising to the surface to feed on something -- I could never make out what it was. It was repetitive, sometimes slurping off the...
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I’m probably showing how green I am here, but I have a lot of difficulty discerning different species of younger fish. Are there any resources that you would recommend for learning fish identification? Specifically fish that would inhabit small streams in Oregon? attached are a few photos of...
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What is the best sturgeon pole and reel? Rod length, reel type, and the best line # test? I am going to get a new set up but want some advice from all you pros on what is the best set up before I start shopping. Thanks for taking the time in sharing your knowledge. It is most appreciated, SpecialEd
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I’ve been using long light rods (okuma rockaway ml 11’, m 12’) for surf perch using bait but I want to try using spinners and spoons, and maybe even jerkbaits. I was at Tierra Del Mar the other day and a guy was using a red curly tail grub and orange rooster tails and he caught three surf...
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Been using #6-8 what's your go to size
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As a non resident planning to visit Oregon for a month and fish for salmon, do I need to buy both the non resident Angling License and a Non resident Combined Angling Tag? Or just the non resident combined angling tag? I've read the regulations numerous times and it's still unclear. thank...
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Hey all. I've never gone fishing for carp before, and I'm going to try and catch some at kirk pond in Eugene soon. What is everybody's bait of choice?
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Hey OFF, I would like to get out to the coast tomorrow and throw some spinners for some cutthroats... or really anything that I can eat. Are there areas of the Wilson that OFFer longer bank areas to walk? I have been to Jones and a couple of spots down from there, but have not had luck finding...
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Hey everyone I was wondering if anyone had any advice about the cutthroat fishery on most of the coastal rivers (Wilson, Nestucca, Trask, etc.)? I have heard a lot about it but never really targeted them.
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Looking for a trout net, as I have been landing them by wet hand when fly fishing. Im not catching large trout-most of them come up 6-10 inches. The smaller the net the better-I need to pack light, any recommendations?
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Anyone care to share some spots for inshore halibut as I never got a chance to go out to the deep water at the chicken ranch out of Newport this year. I fish mostly from Winchester to Newport.
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As far as trout goes I'm catch and release fishing 95% of the time, but sometimes the trout just don't make it. Usually they inhale the hook If it's a legal sized trout, and another angler doesn't have their limit, can I legally give it away to them? Or should I drop it in the water and it...
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What do you guys use for squawfish? I use old trout /sucker fillets or worms
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Again new to this going to tie some leaders. Was thinking 12 lb test 2 ft long. What do you experience salmon fisherman use cheers.
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From the ODFW website: The general marine fish daily bag limit is 5 fish, no more than 1 of which may be a cabezon when open. The bag limits for lingcod (2), my question or questions, I know Lings are a two fish limit and 22” minimum. my questions are the first line, in general the daily bag...
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