Shad Are In Willamette - Fly Fishing Forum
Pacific Northwest Sea Run Forum No such thing as rainbow trout, only landlocked steelhead

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Rate Thread Display Modes
  #1  
Old 05-23-2001, 11:17 AM
Eric's Avatar
Eric Eric is online now
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2000
Location: Pacific Northwest
Posts: 960
Shad Are In Willamette

Went down after work to see what was happening with the shad situation in the Willamette. Turned out things are hopping, although I didn't get much action until fairly late in the evening--I finally started catching fish consistently about 7:30 pm and hooked a fish every other cast or so from then on until I quit about 9.

If anyone out there in Forum land wants to give this a try, I was fishing in front of the Rivershore Motel off a cobble bar that extends a fair way out into the river (look for a large pile of boulders on the bank). I was using a Hi Density shooting head and casting straight across stream toward the boats. Most fish hit as the fly was straight down or nearly.

The fly I was using was a No. 4 Shad Fly with green body and weighted cerise head. Four foot leader, eight pound Maxima.

This is fun stuff. It would be great if more fly anglers turned out for this fishery. I was literally the only one fly fishing (if what I was doing can be called fly fishing) and towards the end I was getting as much action as anyone else.

If you're near any Oregon or SW Washington shad, head on down to the river -- they're in and they're most entertaining.

Cheers,

Eric
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Fly Fishing Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Shad are in Domenic Stripers and Coastal Gamefish 0 04-25-2002 04:06 AM
Still more NC shad capt_gordon Worldwide Flyfishing Discussion 3 03-31-2002 10:12 AM
More NC shad (and other) capt_gordon Worldwide Flyfishing Discussion 4 03-20-2002 05:49 PM
shad Norm M Stripers and Coastal Gamefish 11 05-02-2001 03:57 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:32 PM.



Copyright Flyfishingforum.com (All Rights Reserved)