- Mar 29, 2011
- St. Helens
So a buddy and I found the best small mouth bass fishing spot in all of Oregon. You say this can not be...but yes my fellow fishing pals it is. We average around 20 smallies in 30 mins to an hour. Some of them small but the majority being 10"+ some above 15". In the area that we found is a small channel that was man made. There is a large mill across the highway that uses the river water to cool down machinery inside the factory and when the water is to hot they pump it back out to a small channel that feeds back into the river. The water temp is usually around 80 degrees year round so fishing is good all year. At the base where the water is flowing back into the channel is where they all congregate. I SWEAR IT'S CHEATING! It's like fishing at a hatchery, but boy is it a lot of fun especially when you have been having some slow days. Anyway just wanted to brag a little.