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A buddy and I are going to hit the Siuslaw tomorrow, did any of you hit it today? How was the color and level? Any info would be great. Thanks.

Derek
 
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My son and I were there Friday (Whitaker). Color was still a little dark, so it should be really good by Sunday. We saw probably 20 boats and there must have been 30 trailers in the lots. Probably saw another 10-12 bankers & We saw one fish caught. Good Luck!
 
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My son and I were there Friday (Whitaker). Color was still a little dark, so it should be really good by Sunday. We saw probably 20 boats and there must have been 30 trailers in the lots. Probably saw another 10-12 bankers & We saw one fish caught. Good Luck!

30 trailers that's not good, combat fishing. A rod in one hand and a machete in the other to cut lines. Thanks for the heads up.
 
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was on one of those coastal rivers today and ran into a guy that said he counted 43 trailers at whittaker. We all know fisherman are lying dirtbags lol, but i'm sure there were probably around 30 boats at least out. That drift is the only decent drift, so it becomes a zoo. I want to fish the 'slaw but the crowds this year are worse than they have ever been, and I'd rather fish quiter streams. You get that many lines in the water, and the fish don't like to cooperate. Sucks. Good luck if you go! I'd fish stagecoach myself.
 
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Got this one today near the Siuslaw. :D
 
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Dang Mike, it goes picture then bleeding!:rolleyes::lol:
Nice chrome though.

;) It was a small one.. but she was bright and had nice eggs for me to cure.. in face, I need to cure those right now. haha.. They have been on ice all day.
Borax and Knox gelatin!

Can't wait to slay some fish on those jigs Zeeborn!
 
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Somewhat low water level and it was cloudy green on Saturday 1/23. 3 feet visibility, and yes I would say at least 30 boats at Whittaker launch and 50 bankies between there and Wildcat. Bring your own rock, parking space and fish...:rolleyes:
 
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was on one of those coastal rivers today and ran into a guy that said he counted 43 trailers at whittaker. We all know fisherman are lying dirtbags lol, but i'm sure there were probably around 30 boats at least out. That drift is the only decent drift, so it becomes a zoo. I want to fish the 'slaw but the crowds this year are worse than they have ever been, and I'd rather fish quiter streams. You get that many lines in the water, and the fish don't like to cooperate. Sucks. Good luck if you go! I'd fish stagecoach myself.

I hit Stagecoach on the way home but, no dice.
 
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We hit the Siuslaw today. The water was up but the color wasn't too bad. We had two takedowns on plugs but seemed more like tail slaps than a bites. Rods went down and when we tried to set the hook nothing there. Oh well the worst day fishing is better than the best day a work.:D
 
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Was on the Slaw Saturday between Whittaker and Wildcat and saw 1 boat land a fish around 9:30. Too many people and too few fish, by noon the boats were fishing right through my tiny piece of bank access, (explicative deleted).

Headed off to Stagecoach and had a nice quiet time of it and caught just as many fish...0. Spent the night and Fished Sunday with the same results but I did find quite a few decent bank drifts for future expeditions and had a great time.

There is 14+ miles of river between Whittaker and Lake Creek, why the combat fishing?
 
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Was on the Slaw Saturday between Whittaker and Wildcat and saw 1 boat land a fish around 9:30. Too many people and too few fish, by noon the boats were fishing right through my tiny piece of bank access, (explicative deleted).

Headed off to Stagecoach and had a nice quiet time of it and caught just as many fish...0. Spent the night and Fished Sunday with the same results but I did find quite a few decent bank drifts for future expeditions and had a great time.

There is 14+ miles of river between Whittaker and Lake Creek, why the combat fishing?

It's because the ODFW stopped planting smolts throughout the river and just focused dumping the majority of smolts in whittaker creek. The wittaker to wildcat stretch is the only place on the river now where the hatchery fish stack up now. They started doing this with the belief that it lets the fisherman harvest more of the hatchery fish thus taking them out of the system so they don't compete with the native's.
 
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Was on the Slaw Saturday between Whittaker and Wildcat and saw 1 boat land a fish around 9:30. Too many people and too few fish, by noon the boats were fishing right through my tiny piece of bank access, (explicative deleted).

Headed off to Stagecoach and had a nice quiet time of it and caught just as many fish...0. Spent the night and Fished Sunday with the same results but I did find quite a few decent bank drifts for future expeditions and had a great time.

There is 14+ miles of river between Whittaker and Lake Creek, why the combat fishing?
Exactly. I rarely fish that 2 miles between whittaker and wildcat when it gets thick. Every fish that travels to the whittaker trap has to go through every stretch along stagecoach. I love that road, so many good bank holes. Not gonna tell everyone and their mother exactly where the best few are, but they produce for me when the upper stretch is way too pressured.
 
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Nice fish Mike! Coastal Laker I'm guessing? I was too busy planning a trip for crescent lake lakers to even think about getting one of there "cousins".
 
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Was on the Slaw Saturday between Whittaker and Wildcat and saw 1 boat land a fish around 9:30. Too many people and too few fish, by noon the boats were fishing right through my tiny piece of bank access, (explicative deleted).

Headed off to Stagecoach and had a nice quiet time of it and caught just as many fish...0. Spent the night and Fished Sunday with the same results but I did find quite a few decent bank drifts for future expeditions and had a great time.

There is 14+ miles of river between Whittaker and Lake Creek, why the combat fishing?

Were you in the RV?
 
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The slaw has great color but there are not many fish being caught. That might have something to do with them hiding for their lives. It is as if every steelhead fisherman in Lane County was down there from Wednesday on. Headed down stagecoach on saturday to hit a couple of holes that normally produce and the water was still just a bit higher than what I am used to fishing it in that section. Thus no fish for me on spinners, roe, sand shrimp, jigs, or drift gear. there were 30 fish taken from the trap on sat. morn and over 100 on the prior thurs. and tues. the next high water will hopefully bring up a new batch of brats to get pounded by the aluminum hatch.
 
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