Catfish

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coyo7e
I was thumbing through the regs and noticed the catfish regs - where in the Willamette/Eugene area would I be able to find some catfish?

I've never fished for cats in Oregon and know jack about them, but I used to enjoy fishing them back east and down in California. Thanks for any tips!
 
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catphish
I think theres a few oh............everywhere here in portland area. Cats in most waters around here, and from what I am told, can be fished at night. I have yet to find a spot to start a shore fire to chill around. Eugene area, not sure, but this the place to find out Im sure.
 
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qwapaw
We used to go to Fern Ridge Sores and rent a camp site on the lake and build a big camp fire and roast hot dogs and catch catfish until about 2 AM. Then the bite would turn off. I guess life got a little too complicated to just go sit by the lake as we haven't done that in over 10 years. It sure brings back memories though. We also went to the back of Kirk Pond and light a fire in the outlet and did OK. The nutria got a little friendly back there. Nothing big, 8-12" fish. Once in a while you will get a big bass just at dark, that was always a bonus, we always put the bass back as we were there to get a mess of catfish. Good Luck, QWA
 
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TTFishon
The Walterville pond is full of brown bullheads. Bond Butte has channel cats. The Delta Ponds have both bullheads and channel catfish. Kelly's Pond used to when I was a kid and I'm sure it still does. The JC Pond has them. The Amazon Slough which runs into Fern Ditch has them. The Long Tom River below the dam and probably along it's whole length has bullheads. Dorena and Cottage Grove Reservoirs both have brown bullhead. Golden Garden Ponds had both channel and bullheads when I was a kid. I'm pretty sure Fall Creek Reservoir has them. Horton Pond has brown bullhead. I have one more pond that I know of but don't want to share with a couple thousand people but if you want to know I will send you a PM.
 
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Troutier Bassier
Hey, You can alwyas find Catfish in the Least expected Places........Such as Coldwater Streams,
Long story Short, I was fishing at a lake and saw the creek and Checked it out, it was small I could jump across it (Hardly) and There was a Log jam and a Beutiful native right above it. I put on a worm and a Pich weight. Dropped it, Trout on. Dropped it again. that day, 13 Catfish.

And I Also read in a Magazine that in Iowa they fish for Catfish i streams Behined or Under Log jams so if you have any of those in your area I would try it.

P.s Best Baits are
Worms, Crayfish tails, Grocery store Shrimp.
 
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fisherkaran
CATFISH!!!:dance:

CATFISH!!!:dance:

thanks,
hey...do'you no if there's any cats in the Denmam wildlife ponds:think:??......or Applegate lake???

I live in Ashland,on the southwest zone. so if you no any good spots in my area let me know.

all the best,

tight lines,

FisherKaran
 
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TTFishon
fisherkaran said:
thanks,
hey...do'you no if there's any cats in the Denmam wildlife ponds:think:??......or Applegate lake???

I live in Ashland,on the southwest zone. so if you no any good spots in my area let me know.

all the best,

tight lines,

FisherKaran

I'm not sure about Ashland. Sorry.
 
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joesnuffy
Shrimp? Raw or cooked?
 
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fisherkaran
catfish

catfish

Hey TTfishon..........where's "Walterville" ponds,"Bonds butte","Delta ponds","Kellys pond",and all those other places?(including that special pond:shock:!!) :think:
...so,...if you have any info I would love to here(see!)it!!:dance:


tight lines,

FisherKaran
 
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TTFishon
fisherkaran said:
Hey TTfishon..........where's "Walterville" ponds,"Bonds butte","Delta ponds","Kellys pond",and all those other places?(including that special pond:shock:!!) :think:
...so,...if you have any info I would love to here(see!)it!!:dance:


tight lines,

FisherKaran

Eugene/Springfield area
 
M
Matthewc
I hear there is good catfishing in the lower John Day {eastern OR] river. I suspect the catch rate tripples after dark. Growing up in California we never even started fishing for cats until it got dark.
 
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joesnuffy
I'll take a catfish pole when i go down there in 2 weeks (john day) and I'll let you know how i do.
 
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Troutier Bassier
I went there, Good Times. can't remember How many I caught? 19 29 Something with a 9. All on Shrimp. and a Pikeminnow on Worm.
 
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joesnuffy
that's a big pikeminnow. I've never seen one that size.
 
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Troutier Bassier
Thats not that big, Its like 18.
Ive caught a 22 Before, HUGE!
Fought like a moving Log.
 
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joesnuffy
i guess there feeding well on salmon and steelhead smolt..... :(
 
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qwapaw
Hey Troutier Bassier, Why aren't you holding up those fish. I want to see just who we are talking too. Dan
 
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Troutier Bassier
Theres a part of my foot and arm in the second Picture. Otherwise,Go to my Profile.

But let me warn you, Your talking to a Hardcore Anarchist.
 
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Fisher.King
joesnuffy said:
Shrimp? Raw or cooked?

Cooked salad shrimp. They're about an inch long when stretched out and you can buy them by the pound at grocery stores. Half a pound would last an evening fishing trout or cats with some left over. I'd go with 1 pound for 2 full days fishing with the family. They don't keep well once they've been out of the fridge for awhile so eat a few when you buy them and feed the fish with the rest. For trout put a chunk of shrimp on a trebble or baithook and put enough powerbait above the shrimp to float it, or a foam corkie.
 

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