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So i grew up fishing for trout. Usually ill get up at 5 in the morning... drive an hour and a half and get skunked trying to catch stockers. So i got off work early today and decided to drive 2 miles from my house to the Tualatin River in Cook Park in Tigard. Some of the guys at work said to use a worm and ill catch em all day. So I tied on a worm... and an hour and a half later and about 10 hooks later I tied on a blue and silver kastmaster. Second cast i hooked my first bass. it was about a 9in smallie and it fought like a 30in rainbow.. I do belive im now hooked and wont be driveing hours away anymore:)
 
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i really dont see y we still stock trout! i guess its good food for bass in hagg! just wait till u hook a 15+incher
 
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Do you have a pontoon? To Molalla is the one of the best Smallie river I have ever fished but you need a toon. Not a lot of bank access.
 
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I use segmented Rapals mostly or grub jigs in cooler water.
 
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Its a Rapala minnow lure that is jointed so it wiggles a lot more.
 
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im thinking of going to hanry hagg lake this weekend to try some bass fishing thats why im asking some stupid questions sorry but i dont know anything about this!!!
 
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I use 2# to 6# depends on how many snags there are what line I use. A bobber an worm works to I just like action fishing.
 
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Do you have a pontoon? To Molalla is the one of the best Smallie river I have ever fished but you need a toon. Not a lot of bank access.

I dont have one...... that is not yet lol. Ive heard some stories i have a couple friends who live in canby and the sorounding area and they say were the molalla meets the willemette is supposed to awesome... but once again im stuck to shore.. is there any bank acess there?
 
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Yeah there is a lot of bank an good structure. You have to walk about a mile from the park but it isn't bad. Just make sure you get there before the masses its a popular place for banking boats this time of year.
 
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So i grew up fishing for trout. Usually ill get up at 5 in the morning... drive an hour and a half and get skunked trying to catch stockers. So i got off work early today and decided to drive 2 miles from my house to the Tualatin River in Cook Park in Tigard. Some of the guys at work said to use a worm and ill catch em all day. So I tied on a worm... and an hour and a half later and about 10 hooks later I tied on a blue and silver kastmaster. Second cast i hooked my first bass. it was about a 9in smallie and it fought like a 30in rainbow.. I do belive im now hooked and wont be driveing hours away anymore:)

haha Smallies swim away from you and will not turn. Period. LOVE it! Congrats!
 
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im thinking of going to hanry hagg lake this weekend to try some bass fishing thats why im asking some stupid questions sorry but i dont know anything about this!!!
dont go to hagg lake. i fish club tourneys there every year and 1 person everytime catches a limit. hes the only person ive ever seen catch anything decent out of that lake. it just holds suuuper big fish... with not a lot of numbers (quantity) to support it. i'd definitely say try fishin ponds before u go to hagg. i hate hagg lake with all my heart. hope not to affend any one! i just want this guy to catch fish. with out having to use worms.... ech worms are terrible =( senkos and drop shot =)
 
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I dont have one...... that is not yet lol. Ive heard some stories i have a couple friends who live in canby and the sorounding area and they say were the molalla meets the willemette is supposed to awesome... but once again im stuck to shore.. is there any bank acess there?

yes there is! its called beer can beach but u have to walk around a mile and a half to get there... i live in canby and i can get u private access to AMAZAZING bass fishin. promise.... 503 309 0696 call me and we can talk about meetin up this weekend... its suuuper fun. its the mouth of the pudding river onto the mollala. theres large mouth and smallies.
 
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Just fished the pudding today, tons of bass. If you can find bank access anywhere it would be good, but I'm not sure where any is, I fish a pretty short section of it. I would also suggest buying some plastic worms (I use senkos) and offset hooks, especially since you can rig them weedless and I can't afford to lose 6$ rapalas all the time. If you can youtube how to "texas rig" them it will save you from losing a lot of lures. If you can't find anything on youtube I might be able to take some pictures to explain how to do it. I agree with Spencer on hagg though, I went to college in Forest grove and I can probably count the number of bass I ever caught in four years with my fingers. They are there, but I could never get into any kind of concentration of them.
 
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I use lightweight gear as well, set your drag down a little, unless you hook into a state record you should be ok.
 
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