- Feb 15, 2010
- Aloha, OR
Any fishing updates?
Seriously. Gerbilman, have you actually done any fishing in Oregon before? I mean are you just looking for someone to take you fishing? Or are you selling this info to the Germans?Are you actually going to fish there, or just asking again? You ask a lot of questions, in the sub forums all over the state - but you haven't exactly posted much about actually fishing - except for the odd thing about fishing Scappoose Creek. You ask a lot of general questions, about the fishing in a certain area - but you never say you're actually planning to fish there, you never ask any questions about what actually works there, what lures or baits are effective. If you're simply trying to stir up conversation - try asking a more substantiative question. Sometimes I wonder if you're actually a fisherman, or if you're just killing time by asking questions like this - in every subforum there is.
As for fishing the nehalem - it's been a little while since I was down that way. Mid march generally sees more native fish running in coastal streams than hatchery fish - we're approaching the end of the winter steelhead season - spring chinook is picking up, and before you know it, summer steelhead and trout season will be upon us. If you ARE going to fish - I'd recommend leaving the eggs and sand shrimp at home - since the chances of hooking a nate are higher at this time of year, and a gut hooked nate is pretty much a dead, wasted nate. Jig & bobber, spinners, and spoons are your friend.
HH, you think someone could possibly catch a fish by standing mid-span on the bridge there in Vernonia, fishing a spinner or plug behind a shallow running, hookless plug, or a small diver? I wonder if anyone's ever tried it...
B2Fish - my post was a bit in jest - but yeah, the river near Vernonia is home to lots of good fishing. I've trouted a lot in/near Vernonia during the summer in years past, and done pretty well. I've never fished for steelies up there, but I know they're there. I wouldn't really try to fish off the bridge Not without someone down below, with a landing net anyway!
I hear the pizza joint went out of business? They made some darn good pie...