Pumpkinseed locations in lower Willamette valley

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Joffurson

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I live in the Eugene/Springfield area and have been trying to track down somewhere to go after Pumpkinseeds around here for years. I'm also interested in places to fish for other kinds of sunfish around here. Haven't been able to locate the bluegill in Delta Ponds since the "restoration" and the best place I have at this point is Kirk Pond. Any advice on nearby sunnies would be much appreciated.
 

NKlamerus

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They are all over at hult pond north of triangle lake
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Your best bet is probably bond Butte, they catch them by the buckets right at the boat ramp
 

Joffurson

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Much thanks. I'll have to check out bond butte someday when my car seems up to it. Not too far from me and sounds killer in general now that I'm looking into it. Don't think my vehicle would manage Hult Pond but maybe I'll get out there at some point too.
 

NKlamerus

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Much thanks. I'll have to check out bond butte someday when my car seems up to it. Not too far from me and sounds killer in general now that I'm looking into it. Don't think my vehicle would manage Hult Pond but maybe I'll get out there at some point too.
Both are fully accessible with a car, hult pond is paved all the way up, just a couple good turns through the hills, and only turn around at the boat ramp

Bond Butte is also fully paved, except the 50 yards of gravel to the ramp, worst spot is against the road where the rain makes a drop
 

gherlin

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Yes. Only other sunfish with red on opercular flap is the redear sunfish but the wavy lines on the cheek is characteristic of a pumpkinseed.
 

troutdude

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I'm not certain but how about Fern Ridge Reservoir or lower Long Tom River (below the dam). Or maybe Alton Baker ponds/park/canal?
 
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