Bass fishing in Albany and surrounding areas?

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C_Run

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Try Freeway Lakes/ Oak Creek south of Albany. Your kayak will get you away from the bank fishing spots. There is the lake in Lebanon, an old mill pond in a park, can't think of the name now. It has bass. If you head up past Sweet Home you have Detroit and Green Peter Reservoirs which have bass, access, plus all kinds of other fish. I go up that way with my kayak a couple of times a year mainly for kokanee.
 

troutdude

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Try Freeway Lakes/ Oak Creek south of Albany. Your kayak will get you away from the bank fishing spots. There is the lake in Lebanon, an old mill pond in a park, can't think of the name now. It has bass. If you head up past Sweet Home you have Detroit and Green Peter Reservoirs which have bass, access, plus all kinds of other fish. I go up that way with my kayak a couple of times a year mainly for kokanee.
Be aware that there is a TON of POINSON OAK at Freeway Lakes...especially in the lake that you have to access by going under the Freeway! But that lake, farthest west, is the best of the 3 lakes for bass.

The lake in Lebanon, is called Cheadle Lake.

There is also Simpson ponds/park on the north side of Albany. But I do not if you can get a yak in there. You could also try knocking on doors and asking private land owners for permission to fish, in West Thornton Lake in N. Albany.
 

Metolius

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A short drive from you that produces some fun small mouth is Adair Pond. In the parking lot of the ODFW office. Like it’s name, it’s literally a pond, so set your expectations low, but it’s has a ton of fish.
 
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