where are the bass?

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mikey1979
Hey I live in beaverton and was wondering where the best places to go bass fishing in my neck of the woods are and what's the best way to catch them.
 
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pdx89
mikey1979 said:
Hey I live in beaverton and was wondering where the best places to go bass fishing in my neck of the woods are and what's the best way to catch them.

Im not sure about the best spots.. but there are the 'famous' commonwealth and bethany. Along side a few, little ponds, which in most cases are private - you will just have to find them, they are all over (i personal only know 1 pond) but folks say there is more out there.... try the rivers. and it also depends if you bank or boat. Good luck. ;):D
 
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mikey1979
pdx89 said:
Im not sure about the best spots.. but there are the 'famous' commonwealth and bethany. Along side a few, little ponds, which in most cases are private - you will just have to find them, they are all over (i personal only know 1 pond) but folks say there is more out there.... try the rivers. and it also depends if you bank or boat. Good luck. ;):D

my fishing buddy has a little 10 foot with a 3hp
 
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FishSchooler
Hagg lake aint far, but the water's still cold for bass. The tualatin river is a great warmwater fishery, but is probably cold too.
 
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pdx89
mikey1979 said:
my fishing buddy has a little 10 foot with a 3hp

be careful on the little boat... i have bad memories, when i used to fish on a small boat:rolleyes:
 
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Troutier Bassier
I was at John Day River yesterday and some guys caught 1 smallie. Looks like the water is warmer in the east.Lol
 
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pdx89
Troutier Bassier said:
I was at John Day River yesterday and some guys caught 1 smallie. Looks like the water is warmer in the east.Lol

What? just 1 :think: :naughty::( for John Day thats pretty poor... as far as water, yes it seems that way that the water warms faster here
 
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cavdad45
FishSchooler said:
Hagg lake aint far, but the water's still cold for bass. The tualatin river is a great warmwater fishery, but is probably cold too.


Both are old, but Hagg is closer to being fishable. Wait until after Memorial Day and the Tualatin can be a blast.

Try Commonwealth if it's not elbow to elbow. Bethany is OK.
 
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pdx89
If you can and/or want go an extra mile and fish some nice waters... Sauvie Island, and around it should be pretty nice, also along the columbia... im thinking you could even risk going on that little boat on the columbia around Longview, and closer to the coast(but not to close to it:D )...the main channel might be scary, but there is a lot of little island where that kind of a boat should be fine... im between those island there is spots with bass, and all other sorts of fish for that fact;):D:dance:
 
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michaelkim9582
which pond has more bass commonwealth or Bethany. Caught many trout at commonwealth but never made it out to bethany. seems like there would be a lot of cover at bethany with all the lily pads and stuff. anyone?
 
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Troutier Bassier
Ok Ok Ok, The Colombia is Poyfect right now for bass. Throw out some Rapala X-Raps Shad color and Twitch them.
 
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s_ribs
Other than seeing 3 fish jump, I had no luck at Commonwealth today. Great access from the shore but man is it full of weeds and the water is dirty!
 
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jtazzi
ive lived right next to bethany pond for almost 10 years now and ive caught lots of fish out of there, it used to be a lot cleaner and the trout would actually grow to over 8 inches lol, but anyway there are tons of bass in there, i used to cast a brown rooster tail out there and catch a few bass each time id go out and the biggest i caught out of there was a 6 pound largemouth...there are some monsters in there...and as for the carp ive taken my raft out and saw a 3foot carp! never caught one that big but they seem to like chicken liver and worms,there are decent catfish but ive never caught any over 14 inches long...chicken liver works well for them too
 
Raincatcher
Raincatcher
Crazy big carp

Crazy big carp

jtazzi said:
ive lived right next to bethany pond for almost 10 years now and ive caught lots of fish out of there, it used to be a lot cleaner and the trout would actually grow to over 8 inches lol, but anyway there are tons of bass in there, i used to cast a brown rooster tail out there and catch a few bass each time id go out and the biggest i caught out of there was a 6 pound largemouth...there are some monsters in there...and as for the carp ive taken my raft out and saw a 3foot carp! never caught one that big but they seem to like chicken liver and worms,there are decent catfish but ive never caught any over 14 inches long...chicken liver works well for them too

jtazzi;
Welcome to the forum! I hope you are on your way out the door to get some time in at your favorite fishing hole. Do you target other fish? I have accidentally caught about a dozen bass on the Santiam and a few on the Willamette. Check out the "recreation" section of All Oregon - Oregon Directory of Oregon web sites by someone actually born in Oregon. for a list of warmwater fishing holes.
When I lived down in Pismo Beach over 35 years ago, my late husband and I would go to Lake Naciamento (sp?) and catch four foot long and bigger carp using Wonder bread soaked in Strawberry Hill wine. :dance: :lol: These things were monsters! :shock: I loved the fight they put up,trying to pull us in before we could pull them out! Great fun...for us. :clap: :lol:
 
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1bigfish
Raincatcher said:
...soaked in Strawberry Hill wine.

I got a headache just reading that.:doh:

Thanks for the bad memories Raincatcher.;)
 
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jtazzi
i like to fish for everything oregon has to offer lol...used to catch some big carp on some river in california right by my uncles house...can't remember the name but it had some serious bass in there, most the ones i caught were just using a bare hook and jiggle it in the weeds and stuff lol
 

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