Umatilla River

IMG_0805This time I put my trust in my brother in law to lead me to fish, as this was my first time fishing in Eastern Oregon and I didn’t really know what to expect. As of this post it’s August, so the water was low all around, and even the lower section of the river below 3 Mile Dam was barely over knee deep. We were probably a mile from the mouth, and who knows how many miles from the next accessible spot upstream. Continue reading

Metolius River

IMG_0582For Father’s Day the old man and I went out to explore the Metolius, an easy drive from their place. Like all the other rivers in the blog so far, I’ve been to the Metolius before. I still think it’s the most beautiful river I’ve ever fished. The spring-fed water is clear and blue and cold, and although the trees make back casting a fly rod difficult, they frame it beautifully. Continue reading

North Fork Reservoir

1506145NorthForkReservoirThe North Fork Reservoir was recommended to me on the iFish forum as a spot with some decent bank angling for trout. I keep being drawn back to the Clackamas area; I don’t know if it is the proximity, or the lure of big fish, even though I have yet to ever land a fish on this river. Continue reading

Hagg Lake

1505271HaggLakeMemorial Day weekend is when everyone and their dog heads out to “enjoy nature”. Having tried to go out during this three-day crazyfest in years past, I know that “enjoying nature” is generally defined as consuming excessive amounts of light beer, blasting country music from anything with speakers and using the outdoors as one’s personal Continue reading