I always do well this time of year on Dorena for trout. I take kids every year when the weather starts to turn nice and we usually get as many as they want. If you're not catching you're probably too deep. I never fish deeper than 10' usually closwr to 5'. Troll til you find them and then stay in that general area.
Yes sir. That's what we did. We were marking fish, though, from 10-50' deep. So we tried all depths in front of Baker Bay, the Dam, in front of Rat Creek, and by the river inlet. Not a single bite. We tried dodger and worms, dodger and mice tails, flashed sets with training Rooster Tails and Little Cleo's, Wedding Rings, and more. We trolled in S-Curve patterns and were usually at 1.5 mph. Nada. No other boats had any bites. Nor did any of the bankies. We did mark fish--but there is NO way that Dorena got a load of 5,000 trophies last week. Nor the 10,000 trophies supposedly dropped in last month. ODFW needs to get their shiz together--and reactivate their confirmation line!
However it was fun to get out their with @PK Yi
and enjoy the early morning. Thank you for the ride and camaraderie PK!