- Feb 15, 2010
- Aloha, OR
Went fishing at McGregor Park off the bank. The reports I got from "The Fishn' Hole Fly shop" in shady cove were that they were getting reports of people catching springers and catch lots and lots of steelies, though they said the reports were not good for today (3-26-11). I got reports from people at the river all day from that area of the river. None of them good. Nobody even had a bite! Luckily though I got a bite... eventually. I was using a 3" soft plastic salamander swim bait. Red with blue sparkles and a fluorescent orange tail. It was a extremely hard bite! I just barely missed it! Right after I missed, I saw it jump. It had hit other peoples hooks before because I saw a red hook in the corner of it's mouth. It was a beautiful springer! GOD I WISH I WOULD HAVE HOOKED & CAUGHT IT! Thankfully though, it was not my hook in the side of it's mouth! The fish looked to be about 15 to 20 pounds.