I got a little inflatable boat with a trolling motor or my Kayak. No need for banking lol. It is fun to paddle around there in the summer.
You are all set then. Hagg is an OK bass fishery but the smallmouth in the Willamette in the summer are insane and insatiable.I got a little inflatable boat with a trolling motor or my Kayak. No need for banking lol. It is fun to paddle around there in the summer.
I did not realize how close I was to losing that rod until I saw the video. I knew I had bumped my rod and I grabbed it without realizing how close I had been to losing it. That Fenwick I have is a graphite rod but it feels like a glass rod. They did an amazing job on that blank!
We can meet up one of these days when the bass fishing is good. The Willlamette park launch in West Linn (not the one in Portland) is a good one to try. There is a lot of good water on the ramp side (West side) of the river but the marked channel is on the East side. Usually not too much boat traffic close to you although it is usually pretty choppy by the end of the day. That has become one of my favorite places to fish on the Willamette.
Yep. Ya gotta go deep.Great report and congrats on the nice catch!
I have not had too many problems getting bit at Hagg when the sun is shining. What I do is start letting out an extra 10' on my rods (while trolling) until I find them again. In low light I am often 30-50' back. In the sunshine I often have to go to 80-100' back. Sometimes I will add more weight but usually just getting deeper by trolling a longer line is all it takes.
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