Kayak fishing

William Charles
Just picked up a new Pelican catch 120 (excellent fishing kayak) and am looking for spots people find kayak fishing successful. I've read about people kayak fishing the tillamook bay...how dangerous is it to run a kayak through there? I was thinking about fishing GP, Hagg, the channel up at Sauvie's...Tight lines, Willie
 
C_Run
I've been enjoying kayak fishing for several years. Be careful our on the coastal bays keeping in mind tide swings and wind which can work against you as well as for you. It's a great way to access a lot of waters without having to own a big ol' boat but be careful. There is a lot of kayak fishing information on Northwestkayakanglers.com regarding fishing, safety, rigging, reports etc.
 
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William Charles
Thanks C_Run! I'll check out that website. I think I will start with lakes and reservoirs for the time being. Maybe hit North Fork.
 
hobster
rodgerdodger is the kayak guru on here, i'd hit him up if he hasn't chimmed in soon
 
William Charles
hobster;n612659 said:
rodgerdodger is the kayak guru on here, i'd hit him up if he hasn't chimmed in soon


How can I tag him to ask him a few questions?
 
troutdude
rogerdodger

Done. You can also view his reports, and videos, on here too.
 
pinstriper
You really want to head over to NWKA. Bunch of us are on both, but that's where you'll find a lot of information and also contacts to head out with.
 
rogerdodger
pinstriper;n612668 said:
You really want to head over to NWKA. Bunch of us are on both, but that's where you'll find a lot of information and also contacts to head out with.

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I am also 'rogerdodger' over at NWKA, you can PM me with questions at either forum...cheers, roger

William Charles;n612655 said:
Just picked up a new Pelican catch 120 (excellent fishing kayak) and am looking for spots people find kayak fishing successful....Tight lines, Willie

I can't help much with north coast stuff but my favorite/best kayak fishing/crabbing locations are: 1- Pacific Ocean. 2- CoosBay 3- Siltcoos Lake 4- Siuslaw estuary
 
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William Charles
rogerdodger Thank you so much! I really appreciate it. Are there any dangers to silcoos lake or siuslaw?
 
rogerdodger
William Charles;n612671 said:
rogerdodger Thank you so much! I really appreciate it. Are there any dangers to silcoos lake or siuslaw?

Siltcoos is a large shallow (20' max) lake, other than thick weeds and some sunken logs near shore, only issue is whitecaps if the wind comes up strong. Coho season is Oct.1 to Dec.31, that is when I am there a whole lot. Siltcoos has bass, yellow perch, and a few rainbows that people target the rest of the year, coho smolts must be released. Bald Eagles, Osprey, Loons, Herons, all sorts of ducks... Duck hunting in the fall is popular.

Siuslaw doesn't have a large bay, more of a wide estuary from Florence to the ocean (~4 miles), just normal tidal current to be aware of, not much river outflow current except during heavy rainfall times, peak fishing is the fall Chinook run, Aug 1 through October, crabbing good all year down close to the ocean, which is a dangerous area when conditions are rough. from June to October, the crabbing can be good up as high as the 101 bridge and even off the Florence marina.
 
William Charles
rogerdodger;n612673 said:
Siltcoos is a large shallow (20' max) lake, other than thick weeds and some sunken logs near shore, only issue is whitecaps if the wind comes up strong. Coho season is Oct.1 to Dec.31, that is when I am there a whole lot. Siltcoos has bass, yellow perch, and a few rainbows that people target the rest of the year, coho smolts must be released. Bald Eagles, Osprey, Loons, Herons, all sorts of ducks... Duck hunting in the fall is popular.

Siuslaw doesn't have a large bay, more of a wide estuary from Florence to the ocean (~4 miles), just normal tidal current to be aware of, not much river outflow current except during heavy rainfall times, peak fishing is the fall Chinook run, Aug 1 through October, crabbing good all year down close to the ocean, which is a dangerous area when conditions are rough. from June to October, the crabbing can be good up as high as the 101 bridge and even off the Florence marina.

Thank you Roger! Tight lines bud!

-Willie
 
YoungWig
Lets get out there wild bill!
 
igquick
The channel up sauvies, hagg lake is good too, and anywhere on the willy is good....all you really need is a worm or a micro jig and you'll catch
 
pinstriper
Put in on the Yamhill and chase bass. Now's the time. Top secret boat ramp located in Dayton.

There are also some launches on the Tualatin - Rood Bridge park, under the 99W bridge are both good, and if you don't mind steep there's the new launch on River Road. Of course, you have to deal with a lot of snags, so topwater lures, and watch out for strainers as on any stream.
 
O. mykiss
I kayak fish Yaquina bay and surrounding lakes and streams. You can pm me if you are interested in some spots here on the central Oregon coast. I am familiar with the siletz and salmon river estuaries as well
 
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nathanross
Hello everyone.
The recent explosion of the Kayak fishing scene has got me really thinking about buying one.

What are the opinions of the folks here on Kayak fishing?
If you do fish from a Kayak now - what type? Would you recommend it?

It is a somewhat expensive investment so I would like to see opinions. My main fear is that I will buy one and never use it.

Any input would be awesome!

Thanks
 
nathanross
nathanross said:
Hello everyone.
The recent explosion of the Kayak fishing scene has got me really thinking about buying one.

What are the opinions of the folks here on Kayak fishing?
If you do fish from a Kayak now - what type? Would you recommend it?

It is a somewhat expensive investment so I would like to see opinions. My main fear is that I will buy one and never use it.

Any input would be awesome!
dog friendly inflatable kayak
Thanks
having no such response
 
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pcstock
Check out the resources listed above.
 
Shaun Solomon
nathanross said:
having no such response
Bro, there are like ten people on here these days. It’s not you. Forums have dropped off in popularity more than Louis C.K.
 
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Snopro
nathanross said:
What are the opinions of the folks here on Kayak fishing?
It's awesome, don't overlook SUP fishing.
nathanross said:
If you do fish from a Kayak now - what type?
Hobie Rev 16 and Pro Angler 14.
nathanross said:
Would you recommend it?
Highly.
nathanross said:
It is a somewhat expensive investment so I would like to see opinions.
It doesn't have to be.
nathanross said:
My main fear is that I will buy one and never use it.
Try it and sell it if not. Buy wisely and you probably won't lose money.
nathanross said:
Any input would be awesome!

Thanks
No problem.

But seriously.... follow the advice above (#7, #8) and try North West Kayak Anglers.
 
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