- Oct 16, 2009
- West Salem, Oregon
Is there good fishing in the Yamhill River?
I saw where you are moving to Mac in a week or so. I think that stretch of the Yamhill might get you into some warm water fish, probably a lot like you are used to. But, you will be in a good spot to hit a few other prime spots.
15 minutes away in Newburg you can hit the Willamette for all kinds of fish, from bass to steelhead. You are fairly close to Hagg lake, which is prime SM Bass water, and a reasonable distance from coastal rivers which offer all kinds of salmon ans steelhead opportunities. Keep driving an hour or so and you are at the ocean and all it offers.
I may be biased, but I think you are headed to fishing nirvana. You will like it here a lot.
:redface: sooo embarrassing
"They" don't let me out very often and when I do escape,I don't get to go too far from home. :lol: Please explain the south fork's location. I can't seem to find the term on the map.
I'm not an expert on this system...but, if I'm not mistaken, I believe that the South Fork Yamhill's headwaters start up around Grand Ronde. Then, it flows over to and through the Willamina and Sheridan area. Then, I think it travels north of Whiteson (which is north of Amity). From there, I think it goes north through the east side of McMinnville. Then into Lafayette, and winding up joining the Willy near Dayton.
I sure hope that I got all of this correct. BTW, reg's say it's open for trout from May 22 - Oct. 31. Adipose fin-clipped trout ONLY. And, NO BAIT--only artificial flies and lures. (Do you know that something like a pink plastic power worm is considered bait and is illegal on this type of water...even though we may think that it is "artificial")?