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    NuCanoe Frontier 12 is toast

    After 81 trips and 5 years, my NuCanoe sot kayak is full of cracks and takes on too much water. I can't patch it up with plastic welds anymore. It lived a short life, but I trolled over 1,000 miles with it using a Suzuki 2.5 hp outboard motor, pushing it around at 6 mph. That created so much...
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    Father's Day on the Upper Willy

    Quick report: Launched at Roger's Landing at sunrise. Moss everywhere...spent half the time pulling moss off lures. Landed a total of 4 smallies (12 inchers) by 10:30am, then got off the water as the Father's Day recreation boat crowd arrived. All fish caught trolling hard bodied...
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    Friday the 13th, a kayak salmon slaying...

    Hello folks! This is my first ever fishing video...brought to you via a GoPro head cam...so please excuse the rapid “head whips” and choppy video. The narrative is raw, goofy, and unedited. I'm fishing alone in a 12 foot kayak with a small, 2.5 hp Suzuki outboard motor, and trying to control...
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    Fish arch = fish on!

    On Wednesday, I managed to bag my second springer for 2016 on the lower Willamette. The weather forecast was for a thunderstorm in the afternoon, so I felt good about the trip before I ever left. I started trolling whole herring right a dawn, and I observed a long-time fisherman I've seen...
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    Silvers are moving in...

    5 hours of trolling from sunrise with nothing... lots of bored fishermen drifting by in their boats... then BAM! Coho started feeding heavily in the bay. I landed two, (one wild, one keeper), in the span of 30 minutes, and 3 or 4 other boats around me hooked into silvers as well...the bite was...
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    Bobcats, brine, and bananas

    Yesterday was one of those weird weather days where everything went right on the water. It was Friday August 1st, and I was awoken by lightning and thunder at 2:30 am. My alarm clock was set for 2:45 am, so I decided to get up right away and see what the heck was going on weather-wise. A...
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    My 1st king!

    Notice the banana for scale? I'm one of those taboo banana eating guys who eats a banana on every fishing trip. :D Launched the NuCanoe at 5:45 am and was trolling herring by 6. No one else was on the river, and I started wondering where the other boats were. Around 6:40 am, my mooching...
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    Green Peter 4-7

    Monday was my second time fishing for kokes at Green Peter. My first trip for them was last July and I was skunked (didn't have a downrigger to get to the fish at 50 - 70 ft depths.). So, I though i'd try trolling in the spring when the kokes are shallow... I figured the ramp at Thistle Creek...
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    6 1/2 foot sturgeon on the Willy

    Thanks Bass for an awesome first time sturgeon experience! Bass and I hit the water around 7:45 am this morning for my first intro to sturgeon fishing. The 14 mph winds whipped us around, but the rain was held at bay, and a couple of shakers had been landed in the first hour. Around 8:45 am...
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    10-11-13

    Nephew and I started trolling at 7:15 am and limited out on trout by 10:45 am. Fish were concentrated in small groups of half a dozen fish up to larger groups of 30 to 50 fish in the middle of lake about 100 meters out from the dam, and FF was key to staying on top of them. Majority of the...
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    The fall lunker...

    Am I the only one getting excited about fall fishing for smallies at Hagg Lake? There are some lunkers out there, lots of state records from this lake, and I'm going to scour the lake for them in the coming weeks. I'm wondering how deep the smallmouth will be holding from now until mid...
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    Chehalem paddle launch

    Does anyone know if it's possible to bring a small kayak trailer down to the water's edge at the Chehalem paddle launch? Could i back the trailer down into the water a foot or two without getting stuck? There isn't actually a boat ramp there, right? Wondering if it is open year round as well...
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    Launch from Dayton

    Launched the NuCanoe on the Yamhill at Dayton this morning at 6 am and trolled 4 miles or so down until it dumped into the Willamette. Arrived at the Willie about 9 a.m., then turned around and trolled some of the way back upriver to the boat ramp and called it a day at 11:30. Landed 9...
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    Hebb County Park

    I'm launching out of Hebb Park monday morning to do some bassin'. Going to run the Nucanoe up to Molalla River and see how far i can go up it. Anyone have any luck catching smallies around Hebb or in lower Molalla River lately? Wondering if salmon fisherman will be parked in the river around...
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    58 degrees was the ticket

    Launched at ramp C at 6:30 am, trolled anything and everything and didn't land a trout until 9 am (silver minnow crank). Wind kicked up, and by 11:30 am i was ready to call it quits...but then lake went almost dead calm at noon. Thought i'd try to pick up a smallie on a crayfish crank, hooked...
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    Quick trip to Cedar Oak Island

    Arrived at the cedaroak boat ramp at 6:15 am, and i was about the 7th boat in the water. Fished for salmonids for about 2 hours with no luck, then switched to bass fishing for a couple of hours. Picked up 2 smallmouth trolling cranks, both in about 10 ft of water. By the time I left at 10:30...
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    Fish hitting each others lures...

    Took my nephew fishing at hagg this morning. We ended up with one 10" trout, one 14" trout, and one 12" smallmouth. Water temp 47 F. Cold morning with almost zero wind, and fish just weren't biting well at all. Marked a bunch of fish on the FF, threw wedding rings at them, but they wouldn't...
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    Half an ounce of lead

    Limited out by 10 am this morning trolling wedding ring with half an ounce of lead. Only one fish went about a pound, the rest were dinks. Had fun catching and releasing a couple as well. About 20 boats on the lake, which is a lot for a monday. And probably 50 or more folks fishing from the...
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    2013 Fishing Regs

    Just read the entire 2013 fishing regs, and no mention of barbless hooks being required for salmon & steelhead on the willamette. Looks like a dropshot rig is illegal now based on the anti-snagging rule. Looks like short, 12" or so leaders for salmon/steelhead are now forbidden (unless...
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    Last limit on Hagg

    Snuck out to Hagg Lake this morning for one last trolling session before it closes for the winter. Launched the NuCanoe and was fishing at sunrise at 7:11 am. It took about 45 minutes of trolling before i found the fish...down by the dam. I limited out by 9:20, and that last hour was fast and...
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