I took a snapshot from google earth of the places I tried last time I was there. The two red squares are the ponds that I was looking at, both look ok in the winter/early spring, but are really nasty now. The yellow squares are where I tried, basically along that gravel bar as well as a little eddy right past the boat launch at the north end of the trail. I also tried where the old bridge trestle is, but I'm not quite sure where it is on the map I pasted so I left it off (somewhere a little further to the south). I was using a couple different blue foxes between 3-5' deep.
i am currently exploring for new places to fish around this area, I have tried the Alsea a few times, but the only thing I managed to catch was some trout fry ~3-4" long. I tried E.E. Wilson with my daughter and got a few blue gills, but I don't really like going there because of the amount of garbage laying around. I have caught small mouth in years past in the lake next to highway 34 right across the bridge from Corvallis, but haven't managed to get over there this year. Again there tends to be a lot of trash there, which for me is a big turn-off. The best luck I have had recently was actually on a recent coast trip, where I managed to pull a couple fairly nice rainbows out of the Yachats river (well, nice for me, ~10").