Blow out on the Umpqua

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i was wanting to hit the umpqua this weekend but i have a feeling its blown out at elkton was wondering if anyone can confirm.
 
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Tore it up last Sunday! Boated maybe 50 smallies up to 3.5lbs. Don't know if the levels changed but should still be hot! Boat next to us tagged a couple salmon at the end of a long, slow day.... about 20-22lbs. Hope that helps.
 
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nice smallies already i figured the water was still too cold for em definitly gonna have to throw in the bass rods from now on. Were up by elkton or down at scottsburg?
 
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Right there at elkton. Fished the loop, caught em on crankbaits mostly, crawdad colored speed trap worked the best. Jerk bait worked too, but not as hot. Water is still a little cold so you gotta get the bass to react, cover a lot of water to find active fish and you'll do well. Good luck!
 
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Right there at elkton. Fished the loop, caught em on crankbaits mostly, crawdad colored speed trap worked the best. Jerk bait worked too, but not as hot. Water is still a little cold so you gotta get the bass to react, cover a lot of water to find active fish and you'll do well. Good luck!

Nice. What did you do the float in; where did you take out? Curious. Bet it was a blast!!
 
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Haha I didn't use the canoe id that's what you're asking! Although, I bet I could. We booked a trip through big-k for my buddy's birthday. He'd never fished for bass, or been out with a guide before, so I figured it'd make for a good birthday. And he nailed a smallie in the 3.5-4lb range so it was a good trip!
 
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Haha I didn't use the canoe id that's what you're asking! Although, I bet I could. We booked a trip through big-k for my buddy's birthday. He'd never fished for bass, or been out with a guide before, so I figured it'd make for a good birthday. And he nailed a smallie in the 3.5-4lb range so it was a good trip!

Nice!! Did you stay at the ranch?
 
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No, we just did a day trip with Richard Wolfe. Great guy all around! And price was reasonable. It was like 450 for three guys, so a buck fifty each. Not too bad, and I'll do it again soon as I can!
 
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Gorgeous! Almost wish I was staying in Oregon! Haha
 
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Yeah no kidding! If I ever came into a notable sum of money I would absolutely buy a place on the Umpqua as near the loop as possible!! I absolutely am in love with that section of river!
 
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Yea I know what you mean! I'd definitely be tempted to do the same. Shame it's a three hour drive from me though. :p
 

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