Oregon fishing bucket list

nikita_pdx

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Here's a Prineville haul, taken with a fly rod from a float tube. May through early June they are shallow, and the herd needs the thinning. Nikita, good work, but how do you clean a load that big????



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Took a few hours with some help. We cured, dried, then smoked them. About 3/4 was given away to other family and the rest we fried.
 

Diehard

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Walleye would be fun my cousin caught this toad a few yrs ago out of the Columbia and from what I have been told they can get much bigger.

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Troutlover

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I caught a steelhead on a fly rod once. Was definitely a highlight of my fishing experience. I have made a yearly goal list but not a lifetime bucket list. Good idea.
 

Cedonulli

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I have not, but I also dont have access to a boat without a guide. Tuna is definitely on a need to catch list, but will have to wait for a little while
HOLY CATS if you like tuna go to Monterey bay Calif. I took a charter boat out of Santa Cruz. Was told warm water has brought them up. The poor deck hands couldn't keep up with it. Could hardly walk for the flopping fish all over. Hardest fighting fish for the size Ive ever encountered. At one point I was convinced I had a 100 pounder on but it was about 22. We all had sore arms. They were not big--in 15 pound range to light 30s.
 

Cedonulli

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Coming to Oregon gives me a whole new bucket list. Sturgeon is at the very top, I think hanging out in the boat catching fish where 4 feet is a small one sounds amazing! I am also going to try and get the Columbia walleye figured out. Those are for eating :) And also looking forward to smallmouth fishing on the Willamette. Seeing all of bass's fishing reports has gotten me very excited!

For salt I am actually looking forward to trying out jetty fishing. I've never caught a black seabass before. And while I have caught lings, it was up in BC when I was young, so it would be fun to tie into one off the jetty.
Mine is taking a huge sturgeon with a pocket knife. That's being a real fisherman. Just you and the beast. Mano Y Fisho. lol
 

Troutski

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Mine would have to be Walleye, I have tried but no success as of today. They are in my area but not in my boat.

Chuck
 
There are supposed to be crappie in Blue Lake. I have never targeted them so I cannot speak on how the fishing is but they are listed as being in there. Obviously very close to Portland too.
 

jamisonace

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Mine would have to be Walleye, I have tried but no success as of today. They are in my area but not in my boat.

Chuck
I tried with a friend once in a lake near you. Nothing. He's had a bit of luck but they are hard to find. He's a diehard midwesterner so he loves the walleyes.
 

DOKF

Member
North American Burbot, and Asian Taimen ...

I've been lucky to catch tuna, ling cod, greenling, halibut, salmon (all 5 on the fly), pike, walleye, trout (no browns), steelhead, bull trout, brookies, char, mooneye, goldeye, smallmouth bass, ...

I'm no Jeremy Wade, but I have been lucky to catch the "important" ones.
 
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