Bass fishing near Waldport?

Flyfisheress

Flyfisheress

I like to see the slashing takes so it will have to be brown Bombers and ants. East shore of the South Coquille on the white deer mile. Right now a lot of driftboats are going by.
 
jamisonace

jamisonace

I like to see the slashing takes so it will have to be brown Bombers and ants. East shore of the South Coquille on the white deer mile. Right now a lot of driftboats are going by.


There will not be a shortage of takes, the river is over run.

Are you trying for steelhead?
 
Flyfisheress

Flyfisheress

Steelhead fishing-

Hahaha I have to explain something and I explain it to all this fishing board since I am new. I am not a liberal looloo, but a conservative. But I have always been a vegetarian (not vegan, eating eggs and milk does not harm animals) because I have since a child had love and fascination for all life forms and because of that I became a nurse. So I took up fly fishing because I have fishing genetics of my father and grandfather AND there is such a thing as catch and release fising. So for years I did this, taught myself to flyfish on month long paid vacations nurses get by driving and camping all overthe intermountain west to the ledgendary streams. The trout actually taught me what little I know. I also learned to tie my own flies.

So then I realized this catch and release is about matching the hatch and fooling a fish. And flyfishing actually is a combination of entomology, nature study, physics of waterflow and wind, archery and golf to get the fly to that hole behind a rock. So the reason I fish to see the take. The sipping take, the slashing take, but the long examination of the offering and refusal by the trout is my teacher. I actually love it when I manage a dryfly is presented on a perfect drift with no drag and the shadow of a trout slowly materializes out of the depths. He drifts backwards examining the fly, then fades back into the depths. The trout is like a Zen Master, he teaches without words.

So I then realized, nurselike, why hurt the fish dragging it to me to release it? This is all about fooling a fish and seeing the take. So, you all may think this is nuts, but I tie flies only dry flies then cut the hook off at the bend.

So now we are riverfront property owners and don't need an Oregon fishing license. But I would still need to buy tags to fish for salmon or steelhead. NOT. Trout fishing opens on May 22nd.

This is what I have learned about Steelhead. They are not like salmon that return to their natal stream, spawn and then die. Steelhead spawn and then go back to the ocean. They can return year after year. They are even known to swim up the Columbia to the Snake river all the way to Idaho, spawn, go back and return again and again. If God were a fish God would be a mighty Steelhead. In fact, God created the Steelhead and the method is by evolution. So heck no I am not a Steelhead fisheress. Have you ever read The River Y?

But my husband is not a vegetation, he is a cowboy. So I cook for him and feed him meat. He eats fish too. So since the smallies are an invasive pest in the South Coquille, they are just like the feral hogs in Texas. It is OK to kill and eat them. You should see these cowboy barbeques we have in Texas. The best meat is a barbequed shoat, which is a young female feral hog. There are three reasons I allow myself to take a life. 1.To survive. 2.To put something out of it's misery. 3.Self defense. Taking and killing invasive small mouth bass is self defense of the salmon and steelhead smolts. So no, in answer to your question I would not molest a Steelhead. :)
 
Last edited:
E

elmucho

Steelhead fishing-

Hahaha I have to explain something and I explain it to all this fishing board since I am new. I am not a liberal looloo, but a conservative. But I have always been a vegetarian (not vegan, eating eggs and milk does not harm animals) because I have since a child had love and fascination for all life forms and because of that I became a nurse. So I took up fly fishing because I have fishing genetics of my father and grandfather AND there is such a thing as catch and release fising. So for years I did this, taught myself to flyfish on month long paid vacations nurses get by driving and camping all overthe intermountain west to the ledgendary streams. The trout actually taught me what little I know. I also learned to tie my own flies.

So then I realized this catch and release is about matching the hatch and fooling a fish. And flyfishing actually is a combination of entomology, nature study, physics of waterflow and wind, archery and golf to get the fly to that hole behind a rock. So the reason I fish to see the take. The sipping take, the slashing take, but the long examination of the offering and refusal by the trout is my teacher. I actually love it when I manage a dryfly is presented on a perfect drift with no drag and the shadow of a trout slowly materializes out of the depths. He drifts backwards examining the fly, then fades back into the depths. The trout is like a Zen Master, he teaches without words.

So I then realized, nurselike, why hurt the fish dragging it to me to release it? This is all about fooling a fish and seeing the take. So, you all may think this is nuts, but I tie flies only dry flies then cut the hook off at the bend.

So now we are riverfront property owners and don't need an Oregon fishing license. But I would still need to buy tags to fish for salmon or steelhead. NOT. Trout fishing opens on May 22nd.

This is what I have learned about Steelhead. They are not like salmon that return to their natal stream, spawn and then die. Steelhead spawn and then go back to the ocean. They can return year after year. They are even known to swim up the Columbia to the Snake river all the way to Idaho, spawn, go back and return again and again. If God were a fish God would be a mighty Steelhead. In fact, God created the Steelhead and the method is by evolution. So heck no I am not a Steelhead fisheress. Have you ever read The River Y?

But my husband is not a vegetation, he is a cowboy. So I cook for him and feed him meat. He eats fish too. So since the smallies are an invasive pest in the South Coquille, they are just like the feral hogs in Texas. It is OK to kill and eat them. You should see these cowboy barbeques we have in Texas. The best meat is a barbequed shoat, which is a young female feral hog. There are three reasons I allow myself to take a life. 1.To survive. 2.To put something out of it's misery. 3.Self defense. Taking and killing invasive small mouth bass is self defense of the salmon and steelhead smolts. So no, in answer to your question I would not molest a Steelhead. :)
I completely enjoyed that! The whole "trout materializing out of nowhere" description is spot on - especially when the water is gin clear and then the trout just "appears". You guys (you and your husband) sound cool - I hope we get to fish together some time. We have a home in Waldport and I'll be up there with my girls for three weeks this summer (I'm a high school chem. teacher) maybe we can fish for smallies - I'll bring the Stealth Bombers.
 
jamisonace

jamisonace

Steelhead fishing-

Hahaha I have to explain something and I explain it to all this fishing board since I am new. I am not a liberal looloo, but a conservative. But I have always been a vegetarian (not vegan, eating eggs and milk does not harm animals) because I have since a child had love and fascination for all life forms and because of that I became a nurse. So I took up fly fishing because I have fishing genetics of my father and grandfather AND there is such a thing as catch and release fising. So for years I did this, taught myself to flyfish on month long paid vacations nurses get by driving and camping all overthe intermountain west to the ledgendary streams. The trout actually taught me what little I know. I also learned to tie my own flies.

So then I realized this catch and release is about matching the hatch and fooling a fish. And flyfishing actually is a combination of entomology, nature study, physics of waterflow and wind, archery and golf to get the fly to that hole behind a rock. So the reason I fish to see the take. The sipping take, the slashing take, but the long examination of the offering and refusal by the trout is my teacher. I actually love it when I manage a dryfly is presented on a perfect drift with no drag and the shadow of a trout slowly materializes out of the depths. He drifts backwards examining the fly, then fades back into the depths. The trout is like a Zen Master, he teaches without words.

So I then realized, nurselike, why hurt the fish dragging it to me to release it? This is all about fooling a fish and seeing the take. So, you all may think this is nuts, but I tie flies only dry flies then cut the hook off at the bend.

So now we are riverfront property owners and don't need an Oregon fishing license. But I would still need to buy tags to fish for salmon or steelhead. NOT. Trout fishing opens on May 22nd.

This is what I have learned about Steelhead. They are not like salmon that return to their natal stream, spawn and then die. Steelhead spawn and then go back to the ocean. They can return year after year. They are even known to swim up the Columbia to the Snake river all the way to Idaho, spawn, go back and return again and again. If God were a fish God would be a mighty Steelhead. In fact, God created the Steelhead and the method is by evolution. So heck no I am not a Steelhead fisheress. Have you ever read The River Y?

But my husband is not a vegetation, he is a cowboy. So I cook for him and feed him meat. He eats fish too. So since the smallies are an invasive pest in the South Coquille, they are just like the feral hogs in Texas. It is OK to kill and eat them. You should see these cowboy barbeques we have in Texas. The best meat is a barbequed shoat, which is a young female feral hog. There are three reasons I allow myself to take a life. 1.To survive. 2.To put something out of it's misery. 3.Self defense. Taking and killing invasive small mouth bass is self defense of the salmon and steelhead smolts. So no, in answer to your question I would not molest a Steelhead. :)
Dang! Some of the most self righteous fly fishers I know (and I used to be one myself) are catch and release steelhead fishermen. I think you take it to a new level.
 
LazyBrewer

LazyBrewer

From a post of mine a few years ago.

"I've not personally fished in that lake. But according to Pete Healy, in his book "Oregon Coast Fishing Maps" comes this excerpt...

"Most of the fishing pressure is directed at the trout and Sutton has a surprising number, of native and carryover rainbows that will measure more than 15-inches in length." But Pete also notes that, most of the trout average 12-13 inches.

He also states, in the same book, that...

"Both still fishing with bait, and trolling flasher and bait combinations work well...."

In addition...

"Bass weighing more than 6 pounds are pulled from Sutton every year."

If you go, let us know how you do."

SIDEBAR: I am not sure how to acquire Pete's books these days. We used to order direct on his web site. But Pete sadly passed away a few years ago. But if you can find any...grab them! They are full of maps and tips.
I live on Sutton Lake. Don't give away our secrets:)
 
Flyfisheress

Flyfisheress

Speaking of lakes I saw a mother otter with 2 babies on Laird Lake in the natl.forest in Curry county. It's not much of a lake, more like a pond. This was the first time I had ever seen river otters. You could easily watch the three of them swimming in the glass clear water. These animals were the silliest and crazyest animals I have ever seen. Chasing, frolicing and wrestling, hiding and pouncing on each other, they were hyperactive and very fast. Then the mom submerged for a while then came up with a big rainbow trout, so large she had to throw it over her shoulder to carry it. She and the babies disappeared up under a brushpile on the far shore. I think she must have had her den there. After about half an hour the family emerged but did they not play, they just lay around I could see the contours of their bodies with their wet fur and their bellies were really bulging. Those big rainbows I happen to know are stocked by the Elk River fish hatchery. I have a cabin on the Elk up by the hatchery.
 
DOKF

DOKF

I have a soft spot for otters. I had caught a nice 18" rainbow one time, and had it on a keeper line as I paddled back to shore. On the way in, I felt a real hard tug on the line, and I thought that the fish had gone all zombie on me. But as I pulled the line up to inspect, I came face to face with an adult otter who had the trout by the tail in her mouth!

We looked at each other for a moment, both of us with big eyes, then she quietly spit out the trout and looked at me as if to say "Sorry! Was that yours? I didn't know!"

After that, she slowly swam away, as I resumed paddling leisurely to shore. Interestingly, there wasn't any noticeable damage to the fish from her teeth ...

Contrast that to a bunch of screaming mink trying to steel a brace of trout from a chain at my feet, or a seal chomping off the tail end of a freshly caught salt chuck chinook. Otters I like, mink not so much. Marine otters make a royal stinky mess of any moored boats; they are very sloppy eaters! But I don't blame the seals or sea lions.
 
Flyfisheress

Flyfisheress

People can trap those daggumed minks and sell the hides for coats. But the Oregon ODFW furbearer rules are so nuts why bother? The chinavirus has shown up on mink farms.

I like otters. One time on highway 1 at Big sur we pulled off and got out. Down below was a kelp bed with sea otter's heads bobbing up and down looking like blonde mustached Norwegians. Beyond the kelp whales were swimming and behind us soaring above the cliffs were California condors. We could see the tags on their wings- #13 and #15.
 
troutdude

troutdude

@elmucho Sorry to see your thread get hijacked. You needed information about bass fishing near Waldport. Hopefully you have been able to glean some good information from some of the comments. And, also hopefully, members will now stay on the topic and not drift OFF to other subjects.
 
Last edited:
Top Bottom