Any luck for anyone at Meldrum Bar

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Axlave

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Been there twice with no luck, tons of people plunking from their cars. Hardly any room for anyone to feel comfortable. Anyone been down their with any luck?
 
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bernduffy

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I stopped by the Mel at 6am Saturday on my way up the Clack & Eagle .. One of the less cranky guys said he'd seen "about thirty" winter steelhead caught there "last week"....which probably translates in realistic terms to about twenty caught in the last two weeks. If you like that kind of scene, it's time to go for it, especially with levels dropping. Looks like a promising run.
 
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I stopped by the Mel at 6am Saturday on my way up the Clack & Eagle .. One of the less cranky guys said he'd seen "about thirty" winter steelhead caught there "last week"....which probably translates in realistic terms to about twenty caught in the last two weeks. If you like that kind of scene, it's time to go for it, especially with levels dropping. Looks like a promising run.

Where ther many boats in the area?

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Axlave

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ehhh every once in awhile a boat would pass by, and just one today was chilling in the mouth of the clackamas. Yeah im gunna keep trying, hope to catch my first steelhead that i can keep.
 
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Less than 50 feet from the Santiam River! :)
I'm sure someone with a lot more 'expertise' will correct me if I'm wrong but, I try not to cast way out for steel. I believe they run within 15-30 feet from shore. I always laugh at the contrast of those in boats and the bankers*. Boat fisher folk cast toward shore while bankers cast as far as they can toward the middle of the river. What's the scoop on casting distance?

*I like the term 'bankers' much better than 'bankies'...sounds more impressive, don't you think? lol
 
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What i was taught was to go not even 10-15 ft away from shore. And if you can spot where the water is separated from fast and slow...that would be a good spot.... maybe im wrong tho?
 
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What i was taught was to go not even 10-15 ft away from shore. And if you can spot where the water is separated from fast and slow...that would be a good spot.... maybe im wrong tho?

no u r correct!
 
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went down there at first light just to stop and give it a try. was there for mabe a hour see 2 fish pulled in. only mabe 20 people fishing
 
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Anybody ever fish the mouth of the Clack from the Clackamette park side? Any luck?
 
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Anybody ever fish the mouth of the Clack from the Clackamette park side? Any luck?

Not many people fish from that side because the fish heading up the Clack will hug the inside (downstream) bank on their way up river.
 
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