I remember fishing at the Long Tom about 12 years ago, and caught many bass. Now, I catch a lot of pike minnows. Much more pike minnows than bass. And I went to a small creek that flows into the Willamette 4 days ago, and also caught a lot of pike minnows. One was about 17 inches. plus many in the 12-15 inches range. For those who have fished the Willamette for a long time, have you noticed any increase in the rate of catching these pike minnows? Should one be alarmed? I wish ODFW would install pike minnow bounties on the Willamette too.
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