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Jul 8, 2024 00:47:01   #
Jpsmith1431 Loc: Bend, or
 
Hey all

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Jul 8, 2024 05:36:46   #
FixorFish Loc: SW Oregon
 
Hey right back at ya ! Whatcha fishing for lately and where ?

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Jul 8, 2024 13:46:41   #
plumbertom Loc: Eugene, OR
 
Unless you're into salmon or trout, overall fishing in Oregon sucks a big one.

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Jul 8, 2024 15:50:07   #
FixorFish Loc: SW Oregon
 
And as an Oregonian of 40+years, outside of Steelhead (basically an amalgam of salmon and trout) and maybe Sturgeon on the Columbia or hitting the coast for saltwater species....why would you wish to fish for anything else in Oregon ??...hehehe.

Bass (of ALL varieties), Walleye, Perch, etc. are ALL invasive species (not just MY opinion) in Oregon, some introduced by questionable (and highly controversial) ODFW stockings or, in the case of most bass species, scofflaw "visitors" to our state.
The ironic fact that the above mentioned species are WARMwater species, and yet, are not responding during the heat wave we are experiencing, just makes me chuckle.

Salmon, Trout, Steelhead (like the title of the magazine that I have had a subscription to, long before I moved here in 1984) is kinda WHY I moved here in the first place !
(Along with mountains and forests and whitewater kayaking and skiing access, as well as the copasetic people I met while visiting decades ago)

I fish for both adventures and meals....sorry if you don't appreciate my philosophy regarding the "sport".

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Jul 9, 2024 12:45:49   #
plumbertom Loc: Eugene, OR
 
And you bear out my statement.
As to why would I move here?
Had it been my choice, I would not have done so.
I would have much preferred to be somewhere in the sunbelt.
I absolutely hate the weather in this godforsaken rain pit.

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Jul 9, 2024 13:48:02   #
FixorFish Loc: SW Oregon
 
Sorry that you feel that way. Perhaps you need to reevaluate your life and how you live it. I hear there are deals to be had on Uhauls regularly....seems like you might want to take advantage of that option.
Kinda like the iconic saying....love it or leave it....your choice, you're an adult.

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Jul 9, 2024 14:10:26   #
CharlieS
 
Hope the fishing is good now and not getting too hot. I’ve fished the majority of the lakes rivers around the Bend area and was an active member of the Central Oregon Fly Fishers. I’ve just to the West of Spring River but moved to Oklahoma about 2 1/2 years ago. Long story but focused on Daughter, S-I-L and Grandson moving here as well. Yes, I miss the fishing but there’s loads of fishing here and I’m concentrating on Stripers on the Fly in Lake Texoma and Lake Eufala. It’s definitely a different climate here off set by the very nice and friendly people I’ve net. I doubt I’ll ever return to any of the Western states but wish all of you good fishing and a happy life.

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Jul 9, 2024 20:56:44   #
OregonBob Loc: Oregon
 
we love Oregon !



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Jul 9, 2024 22:28:03   #
FixorFish Loc: SW Oregon
 
OregonBob wrote:
we love Oregon !


Yee haw, Bob ! The perfect way to show off a steelie (or is it just a super-nice 'bow ?)...with a backdrop of our state's marvelous greenery.

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Jul 9, 2024 23:16:44   #
CharlieS
 
That’s a hog, steelhead or one of the few monsters in Crain Prairie? I got an 11.6 lb Rainbow out of there but not near as pretty as yours.

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Jul 9, 2024 23:45:23   #
Mikulich4 Loc: OREGON
 
This is why you steelhead fish in Oregon
Ripping some lips



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Jul 10, 2024 00:01:18   #
CharlieS
 
That is a beautiful buck you got! I got an 11pounder on the tide water of the Garcia River on an Orange, black tail Comet, size 6. That was a killer fly not only on the Garcia tidewater but also on several rivers North and South of Point Arena. That fish was my last big steelhead as I soon thereafter left for the US Army and spent the next 20+ years enjoying fishing over many other states and countries.

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Jul 10, 2024 07:24:56   #
fishyaker Loc: NW Michigan (Lower Peninsula)
 
plumbertom wrote:
And you bear out my statement.
As to why would I move here?
Had it been my choice, I would not have done so.
I would have much preferred to be somewhere in the sunbelt.
I absolutely hate the weather in this godforsaken rain pit.


Each of us leads a very different life, regardless of our physical locations...and I am able to comprehend how your current dilemma may not have been a choice that you would have made on your own. Situations such as loyalty to a Company, needs of a family, health, our skill sets, careers and vocations, etc. all play roles in where we find ourselves. Sometimes we have gone to a place because we were willing to make a sacrifice on the behalf of others...setting our own desires to the curb.

For me, I have always considered that "contentment" was a state of mind and no matter where I was, I would adapt to the region and become engaged in whatever the opportunities might be aside from work. Hopefully some sort of fishing would be among them, and if not, then I would take up new interests while I put old ones on the back burner.

In an ideal world, we would all live and thrive in a place where we were surrounded by everything we like to do, but that is not always the case.

I hope that you do find a way to enjoy the Oregon region while you are there and make some fun memories in the process. We are all wired differently, and what one person finds fulfillment in may not be the same for another individual...especially when it comes to the sports and hobbies we may enjoy....like fishing.

The steelhead/rainbow trout photos that have been added to this post are impressive, and I have to agree that the salmon/trout fisheries in the Pacific NW are spectacular...as well as numerous other species that may be caught too. At this point in human history, the fish are "where they are", regardless of the reasons. I would make the most of it and one of these days perhaps your next chapter in life will be in a place that is exactly what you have longed for!

Wishing the very best for you!

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Jul 10, 2024 10:11:42   #
DVTracker Loc: Harrisburg, PA.
 
fishyaker wrote:
Each of us leads a very different life, regardless of our physical locations...and I am able to comprehend how your current dilemma may not have been a choice that you would have made on your own. Situations such as loyalty to a Company, needs of a family, health, our skill sets, careers and vocations, etc. all play roles in where we find ourselves. Sometimes we have gone to a place because we were willing to make a sacrifice on the behalf of others...setting our own desires to the curb.

For me, I have always considered that "contentment" was a state of mind and no matter where I was, I would adapt to the region and become engaged in whatever the opportunities might be aside from work. Hopefully some sort of fishing would be among them, and if not, then I would take up new interests while I put old ones on the back burner.

In an ideal world, we would all live and thrive in a place where we were surrounded by everything we like to do, but that is not always the case.

I hope that you do find a way to enjoy the Oregon region while you are there and make some fun memories in the process. We are all wired differently, and what one person finds fulfillment in may not be the same for another individual...especially when it comes to the sports and hobbies we may enjoy....like fishing.

The steelhead/rainbow trout photos that have been added to this post are impressive, and I have to agree that the salmon/trout fisheries in the Pacific NW are spectacular...as well as numerous other species that may be caught too. At this point in human history, the fish are "where they are", regardless of the reasons. I would make the most of it and one of these days perhaps your next chapter in life will be in a place that is exactly what you have longed for!

Wishing the very best for you!
Each of us leads a very different life, regardless... (show quote)



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Jul 10, 2024 13:03:52   #
plumbertom Loc: Eugene, OR
 
Actually, I'm a 72-year-old man barely surviving on SS in this era of Bidenflation.
At one time I had a good, high paying job with a healthy 401K stash.
But as life would have it, I was severely injured in a crash that left me unable to work any longer.
The way that works is even with health insurance, income insurance (Aflac) and the insurance payout from the car crash, continuing medical costs after all that eroded what money I had hoped to use to retire upon.
Then the Obama years happened, that ate my 401K away to almost nothing.
The result was I was forced to leave my home in sunny SoCal and move to a less expensive state.
Because I ended up dependent on others to just get ordinary everyday things done, (There's a lot you do with your back and legs that you don't think about) I was not in a position to choose where I would reside.
So your smart anus "love it or leave it" reply shows just what level of elitist, ablest, person you truly are.

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