Sinker said:Holy smokes, nice fish. I gotta get out there!
I am new to the NW, and I wish I knew what green label with bling is. Do you think a kayak would be fast enough for trolling in that area? I just moved to Portland and I have my eye on a used fishing kayak.
Yes a kayak will be fine. you want to move just fast enough to get your herring to spin once every second or so, up or down stream. we were fishing at aprox 15-22' reguardless of bottom depth. if bottom was closer than 15' we adjusted to just above.
rapidwaters said:Has anyone fished the Willamette recently? How was the salmon bite? I have a fishing trip this weekend, 05/26/2011 and I wanted to know if it is worth fishing with the water so high. Also taking my son and would like to get him his first salmon.
schroegp said:You guys think the 9.9 hp on my driftboat could handle the willamette down by St. John's? I've had it in the river up by clackamette park and could barely make any headway going up river. Seems like the river is wider and slower down lower. Wanted to see what you guys thought before I have to have a buddy row while the engine is running full bore ;-)