Deschutes River at Mecca Flats

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The Central Oregon Thanksgiving fishing outing has become a tradition for the men in the family. Last year was the Fall River, and the year before the Crooked. This year we ventured down to Mecca Flats. Although summers have come and gone on the coast range, and winters are just about to come in, the fishing report said there were plenty of steelhead throughout the Deschutes. Continue reading

Eagle Creek

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I’ve often hit Eagle Creek at Bonnie Lure Park and bushwhacked my way down to the Clackamas, but I’ve never caught a fish here. Fishing in Oregon said the upper creek runs through mostly private property, and for years I’d never ventured higher. Last spring I spent a morning around Eagle Fern Park, but again, no success. Continue reading

Nehalem Bay at Wheeler

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We spent a few days out at the coast, so I thought I’d test out my bigger-water chops. This was the tail-end of the fall Coho run, and since my first steelhead last month, I’ve been itching to catch bigger fish. A tip pointed me toward the Wheeler dock, right in the center of the town along Hwy 101. Continue reading

Necanicum River

img_0892We had a decent rainstorm last week, and from what I’d read, the Necanicum is supposed to clear faster and be fishable when the bigger rivers are still blown out. It’s a short river that runs along Hwy 26 out to Seaside. The Necanicum doesn’t offer a lot of access except for a few miles above and below Klootchy park. Continue reading