Interested in native trout

Fattie

Fattie

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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

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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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I guess i should include wild trout as well, lol.
I'm not a fly fisherman, unfortunately.
Thank you though
 
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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,

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I have heard wild Brook and brown are the best eatin' trout..
 
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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.
 
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I guess they are all tasty if you don't eat a day or two. )
 
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