Carpet fishing in Portland

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Ritchie

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I was thinking of hitting up carp fishing suggestions where to in portland?
 
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GungasUncle

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Find a good pond that has carp - ponds will warm faster than flowing waters this early in the season - or you can try finding the shallow flats along the Columbia - shallow water will heat up quicker than deeper sections, and there might be a few fish milling about.
 
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GungasUncle

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Hey Brad - you gotta like carp - what other fish can you legally shoot as a method of take? (okay, when I say shoot, I mean with a bow... maybe I'll petition ODFW to allow muzzle loader or center-fire rifle hunting of carp? Or maybe a shotgun season?). Or you can get all tribal on their anal vents and spear-fish 'em.
 
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john montana

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There are no carp in or around Portland. Look away.

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still early for any flyrod action. i'm dying for some sun.
 
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Troutier Bassier

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John, I got a hookup on the fly a few days ago... Not too early if you're in the right spots.
 
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john montana

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I've actually caught them on the fly every month of the year except Dec. But mostly in small ponds, they don't really move into the big flats until the water warms a bit. I've been tempted to take the kids out that that pond and let them catch a bunch, just distracted by the NCAA tournament of late.

i'm just eager for warmer water, when the really big fish come in prespawn. Need some sun!
 
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fishgood

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When I was younger my uncle took me too a place in north Portland, just down the road from the Expo center, it was a very shallow lake. Carp Everywhere, I believe it was called Smith Lake? I could be very wrong and someone on here should know for sure but that is the only place I know of.
 
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OH those ones... Yeah they come in there and spawn and people catch them with large dipnets.
 
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Smith & Bybee are open to fishing - though the waters there have gone down hill drastically in quality over the last few years - they get VERY weed choked, the water gets nasty itself - algae bloom or something. THere used to be some really good bass, crappie, and carp fishing in there (among others) - and OPB even once did an episode of Field Guide about the lakes, touting it as a great little gem of nature surrounded by industrial property - excellent for canoe trips, kayaking, and fishing.
 
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