Paradise Campground / Cougar Reservoir


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Hello me and my son will be going to paradise campground and cougar reservoir to do some fishing this weekend. Does anyone have any suggestions. We will not be bringing a boat. Everything will be done for from the bank. Thank you all so much!


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Pocket water on the Mckenzie is fantastic up there but you have to work to find the good spots. I used to fish it all summer when I lived in Springfield. I've only fly fished it but I'm guessing you could toss spinners. Lots of wading so be careful. I think you'll be hard pressed to fish from the bank at Cougar but I could be wrong. The South Fork of the Mckenzie is great below and above Cougar. For fun hiking and tiny trout on a beautiful creek, I like French Pete Creek above Cougar.