It's an invasive species that eats salmon and steelhead smolts. There are tons of them around, almost every river. Suckers are also very annoying. AA says carpets cause there is a layer of them!
ArcticAmoeba said:I take that back...That the were not Suckers...They could have been, but I bet you they were the resident carp that now number in the low teens. They just mill about Riverside, and don't really go above that riffle that is there. I would not fish High Rocks, purely because, now that the Lifegaurds are gone, the meth dealers, once again call it home. It just gets a bad crowd, and on top of the fact that there are still people swimming in the Clack. The bite is pretty dead right now, as most of the 'Hos kept thus far, have been snagged. Wait a week or so, I bet it will pick up as the weather changes. Been catching my fair share of Jacks though...When a squad of 'em are in the river anyways. The best chance to get a Coho right now in the Clackamas, is up a bit higher. Carver on up to the mouth of E.C. seem to be where the fish get their bites back after making it through the minefield of snaggers, and plugs, not to mention the two B's...Bait, and BlueFoxes below Riverside Park. The fish are so conditioned before they get up to the creek, and they will take work to target, and sucessfully bonk, but that is all the more reason for me to fish. I like the chase, and the fight.
osmosis said:go to ODFW's site and read the regulations.
The COLUMBIA CHINOOK closes on the 16th. CHINOOK season is closing - coho are still open to retention after the 16th in the columbia.
Plus, The clackamas is open year round. and that is where AA is talking about
ALl of this is very available to the public from ODFW I'm suprised how few people pay attention.
Fishtopher said:I disagree..."if everyone knows what and where to do", then everyone would be posting their pics on the fishing forum!!:dance: