- May 28, 2009
I've lived in portland for 2 years now but just got settled in enough that I though it would be worth investing in a fishing license. I grew up fishing in high mountain streams where we'd catch 6-8" brook and rainbow trout on nearly every cast, I don't much care for trout so releasing them never bothers me. I've been out fishing at Salish pond and Faraday lake with my kids and got skunked, lake fishing has never been real exciting to me anyway. I'm ready to get out in the streams, if we don't catch something next time my kids may never go fishing with me again... Now that the rivers are open, where's a good place to catch and release hungry fish, preferably on the east side somewhere, I'm thinking tributaries to the clackamas or sandy rivers would be the most accessible to me right now, but I'd travel a bit further if I was sure to catch a bunch of little fish. Being relatively new to the area, names of rivers don't help me much, if you can give some basic directions that would help too.