lil help on the Nehalem River

koboabe
Hello all.

I am going camping at Spruce Run Campground this weekend and thought I would ask for some advice.

does anyone have any advice to give me on color or size of gear to use.

I know its prob early for Coho, but one can try.


I am going to bring my Pontoon, hopefully it can get me to some good looking holes
 
beaverfan
From the info I gathered before my first trip up there I remember hearing that most of the Steelhead stay below Nehalem falls and end up on the N.F. Nehalem. The few that are up that high are native and cannot be kept. I'm sure that there are a few nates still in there but I saw no evidence of them. Try dark and small the water is very warm. Dark colored wooly buggers are about the best thing I've found to use.
 
SNDSLGR
I camped there for 3 days two different times this summer, great place! But I have seen nothing of any large fish. We had fun C/R cutthroats off small gold Kastmasters and the crawdads taste great out of that clear mountain water.
 
koboabe
Agreed,
we had a nice crawdad feast.
I only caught one Cutthroatover 8 inches though...
I was tossing small brass blade spinners and a few crawdad tails on a hook with corky
 
chris61182
koboabe said:
Agreed,
we had a nice crawdad feast.
I only caught one Cutthroatover 8 inches though...
I was tossing small brass blade spinners and a few crawdad tails on a hook with corky

I'm a bit of a noob when it comes to crayfish traps in rivers:
How long of a soak do you normally give them in the river?
Where do you put them with regards to current v. pools?
 
koboabe
I left the pot in overnight, but I also tied a chunk of steak to my line... No Hook

waited till the bug clamped on and pulled them out of the water
I bet a treble hook would work too
they are pretty dumb

at dusk you can watch them climb the shelf in search of the bait/trap
just bring a headlamp and a bucket

don't leave them in stale water for too long
they filter a lot of o2
 
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