- Jul 27, 2009
Apparently I'm just a horrible fisherman. I moved to Oregon a couple of years ago, and will live hear the rest of my life without a doubt. I live in Albany and hit the S Santiam pretty hard in June and July. I guess I hit the end of the run for the springers. talked to locals in waterloo and set me straight on gear. They all use cork and yarn and they catch them all right. I grew up back east near Boston and there is nothing in those rivers close the size of the chinooks I saw these guys pulling out. Holly crap, I don't think I've even seen fish this big never mind catching one. so when I saw them pull out a 15lb er I was jaw dropped hooked. later that night a 30+ lb er and just about blew my ….. I fished the N and S for a couple of months, hooked a couple but have yet to land one. Any way I'm heading up to The Mt. Hebo area this weekend to put up a deer stand and thought I'd check out these fall chinooks. I've read that a good place to bank fish the Siletz is right off the 101. I hate be the little tag along brother that wants every body s secret spot but I just want 1 honestly just 1, I've been a good boy this year. This site has been great to me in the past so thought I'd ask. Any help or direction would be greatly appreciated. Thanks guys.