- Apr 10, 2009
- Springfield, Oregon
So my only experiance for springers has been here on the willamette and mckenzie drifting or tossing hardware and half the time still fishing for summers at the same time but I have gone out intentionally just for springers. I do plan on plunking for them close to town this year but my question is about tide water. I know how to troll for them in the fall and where to go and all that. Just curious if the same tactics can be employed for tide water springers? i know that you can fish for them in tillamook bay the same as I would for fall chinook and I noticed that you guys in the pdx area will troll herring in the Columbia. I want to get in on the springer action on the Umpqua this year and I know how to fish for them up river but I don't know the river to well only my winter plunking holes and I know when the water conditions are right I can go there and plunk but a lot of guys will plunk from a boat more out where I can't get from the bank. i was thinking why can't I go down to reedsport and troll some herring or something down deep? Sounds like a good idea to me and I know you can do the same in other systems but i never here of anyone doing it down there. Or should I take my boat up to the columbia? Is it safe to take my my deep wide 12'er up in the columbia? were do you troll at? would i be better off in a 14' john boat? I want to get in on the springer action and can't wait anymore for decent numbers to get all the way up here. Also last year you I thought you could keep 1 a day 5 a year wild chinook and in the SW zone regs I can't find anything about it. Also same goes for the NW Zone were can I find these regs?