- Aug 3, 2020
Howdy all. My names Matthew, I’m from the east coast, and I’m seeking advice/guidance on how to fish for Sturgeon, Slamon, Trout, and Bass (mainly Bass at the moment). I moved out here a few years ago and am now just getting fully back into the fishing scene. I live in Portland (near St. John’s) and there’s a decent amount of water by me (Willamette, Columbia River, Columbia Slough’s, Multnomah Channel) which I’m not keen on how to fish. Recently I’ve mainly been after bass since they’re my favorite fish to catch, have familiarity with them, and bank fishing is so accessible near my residence, but haven’t had too much luck. I have a KVD one piece baitcaster that I’m just now learning how to fish, but usually I’m set up with a different rod with a spinning reel. I’m using everything from Senko’s (Texas or wacky rigged with a bullet weight) to Hula Poppers, buzz baits, crank baits, frogs, spinners with a trailer, etc. I also don’t fish my poppers naked and maybe that’s another reason I haven’t had much success. Anyway, I look forward to learning as much as possible on this forum and applying the advice to my arsenal. Please feel free to offer any advice you can, I’m all ears. Thanks.