Interested in native trout

Fattie
Fattie
I've never had a native trout. For decades, I've fished the McKenzie and I've faithfully released all natives. I hear they are better in taste and texture, so I'd like to add them to my menu, at least once.
I'll start tearing through the synopsis later, to find a spot that will allow me to legally harvest natives... But does anyone have a bank spot recommendation for rainbow, brown, cutthroat, or Brook trout? Ideally near Springfield/Eugene.. but I'm willing to drive a bit.
Thanks in advance,
Fat
 
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Snopro
Not native, but you should be able to harvest many wild Brook Trout from Gold Lake to your East. Keep them all if you want, there is no limit. Bring a fly rod.
 
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C_Run
C_Run
Some of the coastal streams have cutthroat available and the limit is two.
 
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Fattie
Fattie
I guess i should include wild trout as well, lol.
I'm not a fly fisherman, unfortunately.
Thank you though
 
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BrandonBeach
I release almost every trout I catch. Other then a few LARGE Planters (possibly holdovers),
I have eaten:

A couple sea run cuts, one Deschutes red side, and a few “wild” brookies.

The sea run cuts were ok, I won’t keep another one unless I have to.

The red side was not good, wish I would have let it go.

Wild brookies were quite Good.

Just my opinion,

BB
 
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Fattie
Fattie
I have heard wild Brook and brown are the best eatin' trout..
 
C_Run
C_Run
A couple of years ago I kept a sea run cutt from the Nestucca and my buddy caught a comparable one from Hoquarten Slough on Tillamook Bay. We had a taste test and the Nestucca fish was way tastier even though they looked the same.
 
Admin
Admin
I guess they are all tasty if you don't eat a day or two. )
 
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