Heading out tomorrow - first time on the Sandy

M

Modest_Man

Well-known member
Joined
Sep 2, 2010
Messages
1,061
Location
Woodburn, Oregon
If anyone wants to join me, feel free. Hopefully the fishing is still as good as this weekend. I'm planning on being there pretty early, 6am ish. I guess I'll go to Oxbow park and just adventure along the banks throwing spinners.

Any tips on where to head at Oxbow?
 
G

GMR

Member
Joined
Aug 30, 2010
Messages
110
Location
Aloha
Show up there about 630.
Ive been there at 6am and the gate was still locked.
They opened it a few minutes early but...
 
C

civicfun

Member
Joined
Apr 21, 2010
Messages
33
i was there yesterday a good amount of fish jumping and surfacing. i would start just below the rapids i saw a dark 35-40 chinook surface but had know luck. good luck tomorrow.
 
S

STIKTIME

Member
Joined
Mar 31, 2009
Messages
43
Location
SALEM
Myself and a buddy will be there as well. Stop by and say hey. Ya I hope its still good fishing.I need to give some STIKTIME!!!!! I'm still in need of my first coho of the year!!!!!!!
 
M

Modest_Man

Well-known member
Joined
Sep 2, 2010
Messages
1,061
Location
Woodburn, Oregon
Hard to say hi when I have no idea what you look like. I'll be driving a bright blue Ford Escort and fishing with a faily obvious 9'0" yellow Eagle Claw pole (I'm on the market for something a bit smaller for the rivers...). I'll also look like I have no idea what I'm doing.
 
S

STIKTIME

Member
Joined
Mar 31, 2009
Messages
43
Location
SALEM
Sorry...... ill b wearing the same red g loomis hat in my picture.
 
M

minnowmagnet

Member
Joined
Jan 4, 2010
Messages
101
Location
Portland
get there early

get there early

I have hooked all my fish there between 7-8 am. You keep seeing them rolling after that but the sun on the water seems to give them lock-jaw. Plenty of bright-chrome coho at Oxbow this morning, but don't tell anyone.
 
B

Beastfisherman

Do u guys go into the park itself ? man $5.00 aday to park in there + gas and fishing equipment.
 
M

Modest_Man

Well-known member
Joined
Sep 2, 2010
Messages
1,061
Location
Woodburn, Oregon
If you buy the year pass (for all Oregon state parks) It's $30 for the year.

I just got back, fished the river from 6:30 till 9am. There were five vehicles waiting to get past the gate when I showed up (6:15). I was fishing near 12 other people (I was the first there..but they came pretty quickly after) and I saw one fish caught in that time, so one fish for about 30 man hours fished in that hole, not very good.

I managed to pull in 4 sticks, a leaf, and I snagged my own line and managed to get back a spinner that I had broken off in the first 5 minutes; which I then promply lost again (lost 4 total, at least I know I was deep enough...).

Sandy 1, me 0.
 
G

GMR

Member
Joined
Aug 30, 2010
Messages
110
Location
Aloha
Wow I was there and saw nothing caught. The water was warm and really murky.
Within 2 hours it went from a dozen people to about 3.
Lots of fish turning in the water, but even my brightest lures I could only
see 4-6 inches..

Oh well.. giv it another day or two I guess.
 
M

Modest_Man

Well-known member
Joined
Sep 2, 2010
Messages
1,061
Location
Woodburn, Oregon
Yeah, visibility was REALLY bad. I saw probably close to 50 fish rolling on the surface but only the one caught.
 
B

Beastfisherman

If you buy the year pass (for all Oregon state parks) It's $30 for the year.

I just got back, fished the river from 6:30 till 9am. There were five vehicles waiting to get past the gate when I showed up (6:15). I was fishing near 12 other people (I was the first there..but they came pretty quickly after) and I saw one fish caught in that time, so one fish for about 30 man hours fished in that hole, not very good.

I managed to pull in 4 sticks, a leaf, and I snagged my own line and managed to get back a spinner that I had broken off in the first 5 minutes; which I then promply lost again (lost 4 total, at least I know I was deep enough...).

Sandy 1, me 0.

Ty sir for the info!!!
 
M

minnowmagnet

Member
Joined
Jan 4, 2010
Messages
101
Location
Portland
I tried this morning and the water was murky. Lots of fish rolling, though. Keep trying with #4 blue-foxes in the morning and one of these days, you'll get your limit. Fish the spinners deep. Blue, chartruese and black have all worked for me this year.
 
C

cchinook

Member
Joined
Jan 7, 2007
Messages
147
Location
Portland
colors - sandy

colors - sandy

use copper when the sun is on the water -- believe me , I know !
 
G

GMR

Member
Joined
Aug 30, 2010
Messages
110
Location
Aloha
use copper when the sun is on the water -- believe me , I know !

Yeah sun... That was sorda lacking this morn.
There was fog and when it lifted it became clouds..
Just not the best day at that location
 
S

SantiamDrifter

Member
Joined
Mar 13, 2010
Messages
351
Location
Salem
Modest man, were you in line behind a black civic this morning?
 
Top Bottom