Cedar Oak bass report 6-24-20

fromthelogo

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Launched out of Cedar Oak this morning around 8:45. Fished towards LO for 2 hours. Caught 3 decent smallmouth and 2 dinks. Ned rigged tube and wacky rigged senko, both in green pumpkin/red flake. Parking lot had half a dozen trailers. Ramp was starting to get busy when I pulled out around 10:45. No moss in the water. Water was flat with no wind. Not much river traffic. One of those perfect mornings for fishing.
 

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Thanks for the report. Glad you caught some nice ones. I have been wondering about the moss in the Willamette.
 

fromthelogo

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I am a novice fly fisher at best. My gear is more trout oriented and not heavy enough for bass flies and poppers. Also, my rear seater gets nervous when the fly line starts whipping. When I retire in 10 or so years, I hope to get into fly fishing more. Like golf, I just don't have to time it would take to get good at it now.
 

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@fromthelogo
Almost all the bass I've caught on a fly rod have been on 6 wt and 4 wt trout rods. I just trim the leader down a bit and add a section of 6lb or 8lb tippet depending on what I'm throwing and where I'm fishing. Try the gear you have. It should work.
 

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@pdxflyguy , I have not fished for bass with a fly rod in Oregon. I used to fish for bass in ponds in NC sometimes with a fly rod. I never had a bass weight fly rod and just fished with a 5wt or 6 wt with a straight 8lb test leader. I am not very motivated to fish for bass with a fly rod around here since that is just even more gear to bring on the kayak.
 

pdxflyguy

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Thanks for the input, gents. I'm stuck in a world where i personally want to spend all my fishing time honing my fly skills but i have two little boys whom i need to start with spincasting. So i'm always looking for places local (live in west linn) to sneak out for an hour two and get my flies in the water. Going to try Swift Shore Park tonight or tomorrow.
 

fromthelogo

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The last two times I have been there (mornings), the lagoon was full of swimmers (swim teams) and youth kayak and paddle board lessons.

It is a great place to teach kids to fish. I recently came across some photos of my son catching one of his first bass there.
 

pdxflyguy

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do you guys know if the bridge that they put in around april-may reduces the amouth of fish in the lagoon? since it's at the upstream start of the lagoon.
 

fromthelogo

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To be honest, I haven’t fished inside the lagoon in 10 years. I image the water in the lagoon is quite a bit warmer than the river.
 
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