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catch me kate
Hey all... have been hitting up LO pretty hard this weekend... in 3 days and maybe 10 hours have caught about a fish every 3rd or 4th cast or so... fun for me since I haven't had much practice hooking and reeling... check out our weekend catch! Check out the little brown guy... maybe dogfish? Any IDs?
 
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The Nothing
jealous...
there are so many fish in that lake, i wish i could fish it.
 
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the_intimidator03
that little brown guy i do believe is what i know as a freshwater sculpin... and there are quite a few variaties in oregon.. with some species being protected altho i couldnt never tell the difference :p Sounds like fun fishing and i deduce that LO means lake oswego :p
 
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TTFishon
I say sculpin too.
 
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catch me kate
Hey... I should have mentioned that we were not fishing in Lake Oswego, but in Roehr Park on the Willamette River IN Lake Oswego... sorry I wasn't clear.

I think you all are right, that this little brown fish (couldn't take good pictures... trying to get it back in the water quickly) is a sculpin, maybe Pacific staghorn or prickly. I added some pictures I found online as references. Looked like some varieties are protected, but we caught at least 6 of them, so they must be doing fairly well right here right now.

Sure was fun fishing--thanks for the help! I'll add more pictures of our catches if we find anything new next time.
 
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beaverfan
So it's time for the million dollar question. What bait were you using?
 
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catch me kate
The ol standby of course... worms.

Although, who knows if you can cultivate the same stinky rottenness we had going by the third or fourth day of the container... from too-cold-fridge frozen to out-in-the-sun-all-day 85 degree heat ... the innards of the last worm I put on my hook last night kind of dissolved and squooshed all over my hands... makes me sort of realize why most girls like me don't fish. :)
 
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FishSchooler
Awww, Im jealous. You have access to the lake? I still havent found one public access place besides the swim park... which I doubt you could fish in.
Is there a little secret public park I am missing?
 
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catch me kate
We don't have access to the Lake, sorry, I didn't word my original post very well... Roehr Park is where we were and its great--a really nice, clean place... clean bathroom and all. Great for us since we have the kids... they are much happier playing on the sidewalk/grass there than in the mud or rocks on some other nasty fishing place.

In the summer months, there is a little park on the lake that is public--owned by the school district apparently (This is not the city-owned Lake Oswego Swim Park). Google "Lake Grove Swim Park, lake oswego" and you'll see it, on Lakeview Blvd. It's the only public lake access we know of, with swimming, playground, lifeguards, etc. I highly doubt fishing is allowed there, but if you live in Lake Grove or know someone who does, its free to get in and check out (come to think of it, though, I think the hours are something crazy like 12-8 daily).

If you come across any cool public places, let us know too!
 
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Fishtopher
I was at Roehr over the weekend too. You must have been the lady outfishing her boyfriend(?):lol:.

2, maybe 3 kids?

If it was you, looked like you had a fish on every few minutes.:clap:
 
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catch me kate
ha ha! Yeah, well, that was the day I had worms and he had his sturgeon rig out... so of course I outfished him. Came back twice the next day with 2, then 3 light rigs... Our boy caught his first bass all by himself!

...And I'm glad you didn't get the exact count of the kids... that means they we're too irritating. We always give them a stern talking-to before we fish about how guys come to fish for peace and quiet, not to listen to noisy kids... :)

Yeah, isn't that park awesome? I think it's our new favorite place :)
 
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Fishtopher
Lets see...ahh, one baby in a stroller(Im guessing girl, 2months) one 5 yr old boy, and one 4 yr old girl??

I didn't even hear the baby cry at all. I told my pal there probably wasn't a baby in there at all, rather a six pack of Coors Light:lol:!

Haha, really, no worries with the kids. Well mannered young ones ya got.

I have three little ones too. Mine just didn't want to go that day. But when I did take my kids they loved it for sure! Nice spot.
 
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catch me kate
Good guess! Close, but the baby girl is 13 months... just unusually quiet, and the big boy's 6. We bought that stroller for a good reason--baby sits in the seat, and the coors light stays cool in the shaded cargo hold underneath. Stroller helps me walk a straight line back to the truck too... :)
 
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Fishtopher
Haha! Right on. I was way off on the baby though. I was closer with the beer.:lol:
 
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Chief Jim
Fish Pics

Fish Pics

catch me kate said:
Hey all... have been hitting up LO pretty hard this weekend... in 3 days and maybe 10 hours have caught about a fish every 3rd or 4th cast or so... fun for me since I haven't had much practice hooking and reeling... check out our weekend catch! Check out the little brown guy... maybe dogfish? Any IDs?

First pic is of a carp, second a yellow bullhead catfish (good eating), third a yellow perch (also good eating) and the fourth a sculpin, not much good for anything except stealing bait, or as bait off the rock or jetty in the ocean.
Chief Jim
 
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FishSchooler
Nothing there is good eating, they're all from the Willamette! :lol:
 
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Chief Jim
Fishing the Williamette

Fishing the Williamette

FishSchooler said:
Nothing there is good eating, they're all from the Willamette! :lol:

Well, you might be right. I've fished around Swan Island, Columbia Slough and up around Newberg, and I've read the signs and caught fish with lesions, deformities and that would probably have glowed in the dark! It is a crying shame that we have allowed such a nice stream and a major one to have become such a noxious mess! But what gets me is that people still fish for sturgeon and salmon right below the falls in Oregon City and for both at Kelly Point where the Williamette and Columbia come together. If the river is polluted to that extent upriver and if the Columbia Slough is such a bio-hazard, then how can it be safe to eat anything caught at The Falls or Kelly Point, which is in the immediate area of the outflow of the Columbia Slough? For that matter, how can it be safe to eat anything caught around Sauvie Island? I don't for a moment disagree that we have some very polluted waters in Oregon, but I think we are living in a somewhat "Pollyanna" attitude to think that just because we can't read the sign from where we are, that the fish are safe to eat. What we really should be doing as fishermen and citizens is raising a lot of stink with the state and local governments to clean up this mess and go after big time the companies that are creating the hazards. Just my not so humble opinion and my 2 1/2 cents!
Chief Jim
 
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FishSchooler
Im wondering about sturgeon too, but salmon, steelhead, and shad all migrate and are only in the rivers for a very short time, so they are fine.
 
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FishSlayer420
I have eaten plenty of sturgeon from the willy and they are perfectly fine. (In moderation) I am sure if you ate it all the time you might pick up a little something.
 
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qwapaw
Has anyone caught any Sturgeon at this park this year. Shakers or legals? I want to hook up my Son in Law with a Sturgeon so he will get addicted. Thanks Kate for starting this thread. Qwa:clap:
 

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