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To fish the Sandy.

Ive been Google mapping rivers closer to where i live in hopes of finding a place i can go that wont take a full tank of gas there and back. According to google maps Troutdale is a hair over a half an hour away from me. Which would be ideal for early morning trips on my fiance's days off.

Anyways, what are some of the usual spots (im not asking for any favorite or secret spots by the way) to go bank fishing? Preferably places you can find on google because i dont know the area. Im getting desperate to kill this skunk.
 
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Thank you sir. What seems to be the flavor on the Sandy? Eggs, Shrimp, Yarn, Spinners?
 
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Spinners, yarn, and eggs seem to be the offerings of choice. You need a hen to make your own eggs though. I've not been hearing good things about store-bought eggs, but we do have a member here, xtremenorthwest, who has a bait company and sells fresh and cured eggs. That would be worth checking out.

I got one on a #4 blue fox, others have been using roe and corkies with yarn with a lot of success.
 
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sweet deal. I only have store bought eggs so i can try to land a hen to make my own. But i do have a nice collection of corkies, orange and yellow yarn and several decent spinners to try, plus various scents.

I will have to give it a rip here soon, thanks for your help bossman :)
 
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I just heard that you have to pay to park at Oxbow. How much is it? If its more than a couple bucks i'll have to see about someplace free to park since i dont have much money right now.
 
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I just heard that you have to pay to park at Oxbow. How much is it? If its more than a couple bucks i'll have to see about someplace free to park since i dont have much money right now.

$5.00 for the day.
 
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Ty sir. No more expensive than the hospital hole on the trask then.
 
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I got one on a #4 blue fox, others have been using roe and corkies with yarn with a lot of success.

What was the color of your blue fox #4 spinner if you dont mind me asking? :)
 
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None Bite on!

None Bite on!

Orange, but it was worthless today. Nothing would make them bite.

I just checked and the barometric pressure was steady all morning but has been falling since noon today. Could that be why nothing is biting? I have been trying to track the good bite days to the barometric pressure changes to see if they really do correlate.

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I just checked and the barometric pressure was steady all morning but has been falling since noon today. Could that be why nothing is biting? I have been trying to track the good bite days to the barometric pressure changes to see if they really do correlate.

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Yea I was wondering that as well. They were definitely in there but not biting. Sounded like no one had much luck with the Hos. Nooks were another story!
 
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Yeah I went out for a little bit at Oxbow yesterday evening and I was using the #4 blue fox orange spinner the whole time. Ha ha I guessed right on the color but not one bite the whole time I was there :(

But today is another day!
 
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I have always noticed that if there is a lot of change in pressure up or down its bad. Best time is a few hours after a drop in my opinion. But thats worthless if you ask my wife so go figure.:lol:
 
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Ok so Sunday me and a buddy (maybe 2) are going to head to this area. A co-worker told us to start off around cedar creek then work our way towards Oxbow.
1) Is this a solid game plan?
2) Are there still fish good for eating or are we still waiting on rains?
3) Only one of us has waders, are there plenty of easy to get to bank spots that are decent?

Thanks for the help in advance!
 
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Ok so Sunday me and a buddy (maybe 2) are going to head to this area. A co-worker told us to start off around cedar creek then work our way towards Oxbow.
1) Is this a solid game plan?
2) Are there still fish good for eating or are we still waiting on rains?
3) Only one of us has waders, are there plenty of easy to get to bank spots that are decent?

Thanks for the help in advance!

1) solid game plan..........well Cedar Creek has the possibility of being crowed on the weekend.

2) Might be some fish in there that are ok to eat but the higher ratio are going to be dark. We do need some rain for sure. The river at Dodge is under 8' that is low. Even with the last rains it just went ubove 8' for a short while.

3) Dodge Park can be fished from the bank as well as parts of Oxbow, Dabney and Lewis and Clark. However if you want to really hit the holes (and stay dry) waders are the thing to have. I fished for a short time at Dodge today then decided to move on up to the next hole up river. Without waders that move would not have been an option. The same applies to the rest of the river you can fish some spots but the waders will get you to a lot more water and give you the opportunity to get to the fish. I don't have a great fish report for you. The water is low and clear. I was fly fishing with an egg pattern. No luck but great day anyway!;)
 
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The boat ramp hole is a good place to start. There are also about 4 other deep holes in the park that are holding some fish.

I would go with two rods,

1> a bobber set up with good eggs
2> a spinner rod with a #4 or #5 spinner. I like white matte silver or red blades with red bodies! Fish a hole for 30 minutes and move on to another hole.

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i fished there a little bit today but no luck
 
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Still got the skunk smell on me...:doh:

We started OFF at Oxbow, at first we were the only ones there, then about 10 other people showed up all at once, saw two people land a coho each there, but didn't even get a bite myself. Next up we hit up dodge park, walked up and down to several different holes you can reach from there (not sure of the names) nobody was getting any bites, nothing even rolling.

Then we went to the lower Sandy, we overheard some people talking about people hooking Tule's left and right. We didn't want to keep any obviously, but it sure would have been nice to hook into one just to get the skunk smell OFF me.

So, yeah im having a craptastic year for salmon fishing thus far. Oh yeah, i also lost one of my steelhead stalker jigs to a snag, and 2 spinners. Go figure :(
 

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