Cougar fishing tips

travis_lightner
I will be going down to cougar the end of june for fishing and tubing. I would like to know some hot spots and some different kinds of tackle to use.
 
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Thuggin4Life
if you are fly fishing try to get to the river above cougar anywhere you can.
 
nwkiller
yeah, hit the river inlet, ive caught tons of nice fish right where the river crashes in to the lake, not sure how high it will be but i caught a lot of fish on thomas's but becareful of the bull trout you migth catch (happens a lot) make sure you release it as quick as you can
 
travis_lightner
I have tried fly fishing once and liked it but i will be bringing my boat. rod and reel.
 
travis_lightner
thanks i will realese the bulls.
 
travis_lightner
Does anyone know how high the lake is? i would like to camp at sunnyside but if i can't get my boat there then i will be going to slide.
 
Troutski
USACE site

USACE site

Try this site...perfect for judging our res. on this side of the Mountains.
http://www.nwd-wc.usace.army.mil/nwp/Reports/synopsis.txt

The north east wall in between Slide Creek and Walker Creek is very deep and has quite a bit of structure...very productive for deep trolling.
Tight lines

Chuck
 
travis_lightner
Thanks so much for the responses . Family and I camped at slide creek group camp by the boat launch last fourth of july 09 group camp nice and clean ! Year before we camped at sunny side. The river was much higher in 08 and would be able to get a small ski boat back there. my brother and i fished a little with no luck. In prineville res. and ochocoo res and other central oregon lakes i have had pretty good luck. just wondering some local tips for catch and release i dont eat much fish. and what the usual types of fish are caught at cougar and what type of bait or/and tackle.
 
travis_lightner
anyway you would send me a copy of your map???
 
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