Hey y'all, I'm headed to Oregon

ArkansasAngler

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That's a longnose gar. It wouldve been an Arkansas state record but we weren't aware of that at the time.

Gar are fun.

Brown trout are my fav, smallies and largemouths are my next favs.
 

Kodiak

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Santiam

Santiam

Welcome to OFF! Saw your post wondering about the santiam. Each of the two forks are independently are fairly large, the mainstem is impressive. The north fork of the santiam will provide better bank access. The flows may be a little higher and would not recomend taking a canoe until later in the year.
The rivers above detroit are more managable as far as bank access and should be loaded with stocker rainbows. The river below Detroit will have Steelhead and Spring Chinook.

The south fork has more limited bank options however has higher concentrations of Salmon and Steelhead in those areas. The hatchery below Foster Dam should have lots of steelhead available bober and jigs here work well, the water is slower, 8# test will get the job done nicely. The water above green peter (yellow bottom) has a lot of rainbows in stocker sizes and a few larger 4 and 5# fish.
 

ArkansasAngler

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flies

flies

Do y'all think I need flies?

If somebody could...please pick like 4 flies that would be pretty versatile? Like a basic set that is a must have.

here's a link to some I can buy around here:
 

ArkansasAngler

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Welcome to OFF! Saw your post wondering about the santiam. Each of the two forks are independently are fairly large, the mainstem is impressive. The north fork of the santiam will provide better bank access. The flows may be a little higher and would not recomend taking a canoe until later in the year.
The rivers above detroit are more managable as far as bank access and should be loaded with stocker rainbows. The river below Detroit will have Steelhead and Spring Chinook.

The south fork has more limited bank options however has higher concentrations of Salmon and Steelhead in those areas. The hatchery below Foster Dam should have lots of steelhead available bober and jigs here work well, the water is slower, 8# test will get the job done nicely. The water above green peter (yellow bottom) has a lot of rainbows in stocker sizes and a few larger 4 and 5# fish.


Thanks :)
 

Kodiak

Banned User
When you are here..

When you are here..

When you get here I will have an up-to-date report for you. If you have any questions feel free to give me a shout.
 

Hawk

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Beautiful Pics Bro.............................:D:D:D:D..................................:cool::cool::cool:...............................:clap::clap::clap:
 

ArkansasAngler

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What do people do with gar? I have never heard of any one eating them.


Cajuns do. You make gar balls out of them and they're very good. They are hard to get the meat off of because they have forked bones like a pike.

Also, you break a lot of knives on them because they are such a tough fish.

A lot of people don't go through the trouble. I don't make them myself but our family friend who lives near New Orleans makes them when we get gar.

South LA has alligator gar that get absolutely monstrous.
 

Raincatcher

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Talk about prehistoric!!

Talk about prehistoric!!

Wow!!! I watched Mark Zona on ESPN yesterday fishing in the Trinity River for alligator gar. I love watching him because he is so real about everything and not afraid to admit he screwed the pooch when he messes up. You need to check the outtakes on the site. At one time there were three huge fish in the boat(his guide tags them for LDFW) weighing over 500 pounds! :shock: He reeled them all in and was a limp dishrag afterwards. :lol: Check out those prehistoric teeth! :shock: :confused: I would want a much bigger boat to say the least. :pray: Really impressive.
Barb
 

ArkansasAngler

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doh

doh

DOH, the wedding has been canceled. I'm upset that I lose a great fishing opportunity but I guess I wouldn't wish my bro-in-law into something he'd regret.

However, I still want to fish Oregon some day....I just need some more money....

I still plan on sticking around though, and I'll post some trout pics if I do well around here.
 
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