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    Slow day at Hagg, 16 November 2019

    I got to Hagg around sunrise and headed out to start trolling. The fog was really thick to start but lifted pretty quickly. I started trolling towards the No Wake buoys and immediately caught a micro perch on a tiny crankbait. At least the skunk was off quickly. I trolled along the buoy line...
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    Willie temp back up to 50F

    Looked at the Willamette site and water temp in Portland is back up to 50F: (7-Days of Data at the Willamette River at Portland, OR (14211720)) Water temp in Newberg up to 51...
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    MIxed bag at Hagg 09 November 2019

    I decided to hit Hagg this past Saturday for two reasons. My shoulder (torn labrum) was still sore from sturgeon fishing the weekend before and I had told @pinstriper that the fishing should still be good at Hagg. What kind of fisherman would I be not to make sure I was not full of hot air. I...
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    I had a st-urgin' to go fishing on Sunday

    I had not been fishing in a couple of weeks and my previous trips had been to Hagg. I was torn on what to do and where to go. Then deep inside of me a feeling started to grow, small at first, but it just kept growing. Finally I was totally overcome with a st-urgin' to hit the Willamette. Even...
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    Great day at Hagg, 30 September 2019

    I had a fun and interesting day at Hagg Lake this past Sunday. It was a mixed day of fog, mist, drizzle, shivering but ultimately going home with a smile on my face. I got to the lake pretty early and launched at boat ramp C. My plan was to spend most of the day trolling but to save a little...
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    Ceadaroak with portlandrain, 22 September 2019

    We got to the water right around first light, but there was not much of that to be had. There was a dense, Stephen King-like fog, permeating the air. I was not sure how that would affect the fishing. The water had come up a little and dropped back down during the week. The super steady summer...
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    Decided to lower (Willamette) my expectations this weekend

    I hit the lower river out of George Rogers park on Saturday. The forecast for a calm morning and a windy Sunday pulled me off my normal Sunday fishing routine. I got to the river at daybreak and was a little dismayed by the lack of visible surface activity. I dusted off the area around the ramp...
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    Newberg smallmouth, 8 September 2019

    I hit the Willie out of Newberg on Sunday the 8th. The forecast was for the second day of a cooling trend with rain in the forecast. I had a hard time sleeping the night before. Often these cooling trends in the fall are dynamite. I slept in a little and did not get to the river until about...
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    Upper Willamette, cloudy and windy day, recipe for success

    I put in a long 11 hour day on the upper Willamette River (Willamette park in West Linn) on Saturday the 10th. It was a beautiful day for fishing with a nice overcast for most of the day, a few sprinkles in the afternoon. A bit less wind would have been nice from a fishability point of view but...
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    George Rogers Park, 02 August 2019

    I had not been out fishing for a couple of weeks so I was stoked to get to fish on a Friday. My plan was to get out early but he 1.5 hour drive back from the beach turned into a 6 hour ordeal (motorhome or something caught on fire) which wiped me out a bit. The alarm went off at 3:30 on Friday...
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    Cedaroak ramp, 14 July 2019

    I launched out of Cedaroak boat launch in West Linn on Sunday around 5:30am. I met up with @portlandrain and I think we both had thoughts of an awesome topwater bite when we hit the water. He launched first (I am terribly slow since I pack way too much junk) and he headed across the river. I saw...
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    Lower River was crazy hot on 6 July 2019

    I got to George Rogers park around 5:15 and was fishing by 5:45. I rolled my kayak down to the ramp and say some bass splashing and chasing bait. I picked up my topwater rod and quickly caught 3 bass before I even got the kayak in the water. Small but still fun and a good omen for the day ahead...
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    I don't know how to fish Hagg in the summer

    I had a great trip on the Willamette this past Sunday. I posted that report on the Willamette page since I accidentally caught an 8lb 3oz steelhead. Yesterday I went to Hagg and got my butt handed to me. 10 hours on the water for 4 bass (1 largemouth and 3 smallmouth). Fish were in the pound to...
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    Amazing day of fishing, 30 June 2019

    I fished the upper Willamette out of Willamette park again on Sunday. They put the flashboards in at the falls on Thursday and the river was up 3' by Sunday (really by Saturday). It was like fishing a completely different river from the week before. In thinking about where to fish I was going...
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    Great day out of Willamette Park

    I fished yesterday out of Willamette park and the bite was crazy on fire. There were actually bass schooling and chasing bait which was wild and only the second time I have seen that in Oregon. I caught a handful on ned rig and on a handful on a carolina rig but most of the 53 bass I caught came...
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    Fishing out of Newberg, a Father's Day story

    For Father's day my family suggested, no begged, well actually demanded that I go fishing. In retrospect that seems a little off, but hey fishing :) I got to Newberg around 5:20am and I was on the water by 5:45am (I am a terribly slow launcher since I do bring most of the Bass Pro Shops catalog...
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    I hit the upper Willamette with Portlandrain on Memorial Day

    We decided to meet at Newberg at 6am (at my suggestion). I got there a little first and saw a sign saying "Ramp closed for boat races". I could not believe it. I was just texting @portlandrain to let him know when he showed up. We decided that we would head to Willamette Park in West Linn where...
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    Hagg Lake report for Sunday May 19th

    I spent a long day on the water on Sunday. Getting on the water by 7am and not getting off until 6pm. My total for the day was 2 largemouth, 10 smallmouth, a bunch of bluegill and a few crappie. The water temp was right around 62-63 all day long. I started the day throwing a topwater for about...
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    Hagg Lake 7 April 2019

    I fished long an hard this day and was rewarded with 53 trout including a 20" fish. That is a lot of fish to catch, but I did spend 10.5 hours on the water to get them. For me, it was a day of hot and cold. I would hit stretches where I was spanking them like crazy and then all of a sudden it...
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    Hagg Lake on Sunday March 31st

    I had another great day out on Hagg on Sunday, March 31st. There are so many fish in the lake right now. When the wind dies you can see them chasing flies all over the lake. They are in what I would call loose schools but the schools are spread all over the lake. I ended up with 44 trout on the...
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