where are some places to catch some cutties this time of year and going into the winter. and that is an hour to an hour and a half away from portland.
No_Bad_Skunks said:Try Aaron Mercer Reservoir, just east of Dallas OR. I was there, first week of November and did quite well.
Be aware, tho'.....Aaron Mercer is closed to motor vehicle entry except during November
About 75 acres...and bank angling is all there is; no boats allowed. ( This from a state patrolman I talked to. )solution7 said:How big is that reservoir? Any bank angling access?
hendrixfan said:This looks like it should help ya Raincatcher:
MapMyHike.com | View Aaron Mercer Reservoir Ride in Dallas, Oregon
Markcanby said:Dont forget about the mighty Mo Beaver. It has some nice cutties an is open year round. Once we get past this crazy rain an get to a more steady pattern I plan on get out in it with the fly rod. Oh if you dont know the Mo thats the Molalla River its not real far from Portland maybe 30min depending where you are.
No_Bad_Skunks said:About 75 acres...and bank angling is all there is; no boats allowed. ( This from a state patrolman I talked to. )
Finding a spot does involve some effort though. Aaron Mercer has steep banks that are very brushy in spots ( Think Harriet Lake. )
Raincatcher said:Hmmm :think: I went out Martin and passed at least three signs saying "Gate Closed" "Private Property" "No Trespassing" "Violators Will Be Prosecuted"...you know,all the inviting stuff. I dutifully ignored them all and kept at it til I saw the squatty lil green buildings. I did not venture down that road...I chickened out. :redface: :lol: In my defense,it sort of gave me the heebie-jeebies out there rotest: ,just not friendly looking at all.:naughty: Plus,I didn't have any gear with me. I wasn't even sure I was in the right spot. IF I can get Autofisher to go with me,I'll give it another try...maybe. :tongue:
I do believe that the Molalla River closes for twout on Oct 31st, but, if you don't mind hiking, there are a couple of small lakes up there.
I am going to be headed out on an expedition with fly rod soon to find out just how accessible a couple of them are.
masmith said:I want to try it out, but want to confirm some directions because it sounds like it could be dangerous!
No_Bad_Skunks said:Let's see if this will work
Raincatcher said:Is that a pic of Mercer? If it is,I was sooo in the wrong spot. :doh: :redface: How far OFF the pavement do I have to go to get to that spot? I would love to find this water. Thanks.
No_Bad_Skunks said:Yes, that's Aaron Mercer
It's about 8 miles to the lake. The thing to remember is that when you turn off onto Martin, the road immediately forks, and isn't marked. Take the LEFT fork, not the right fork, and keep going past the gravel company.
One more thing: I was last there way back at the beginning of November. From what I heard the gate is supposed to be open all this month...but I also heard that yes, boats were allowed, ( Sheriff's Deputy ) then no, they weren't. ( State Trooper ) So I can't say for sure that the gate open now.
Last but not least, Aaron Mercer is the drinking water supply for the city of Dallas....so if you go, ( this is for everyone ) please keep it clean.
masmith said:Just if mac w and l would let us fish mcguirre! Bet there are hogs in there.