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Sea Run Cutthroat

Discussion in 'Northwest Fishing' started by singleshooter, Jul 27, 2013.

  1. singleshooter

    singleshooter Oregon Member

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    Im headed out there to try and get some blue backs. anyone have a favorite lure or fly they like to use.
    im headed out with agilas and blue foxes. and some random dace nymphs and buggers. perhaps even some beaded flies.

    also going to bobber up some shrimp.

    wish me luck.

    waters being fished will be the salmon river and the nestucca
     
  2. coyoteman5

    coyoteman5 North south east west Active Member

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    For sea run I liked using a pink Rooster tail and if that didn't turn them on I would catch a Crawdad and put part of the tail on the lure.
     
  3. WAYNO

    WAYNO Oregon City Gold Supporter Gold Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Do bluebacks no longer bite on worms?:huh:

    WAYNO.
     
  4. singleshooter

    singleshooter Oregon Member

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    they do. however i like to swing metal around. and whip some flies.
     
  5. mrblond

    mrblond Salem OR Well-Known Member

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    black rooster with either a silver or gold blade, depending on how muddy the water is.
     
  6. salmonriverjohn

    salmonriverjohn N.W Oregon coast, Gods country Well-Known Member

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    A word of caution here, the salmon river and the little nestucca are both closed to the use of bait above tide water until Aug.31st I believe. The cuts are in though, and further up than one would think right now, they came in a little early this year. If I was to use bait though I would either use a garlic scented full length nightcrawler on a #2 bait hold hook with the lightest test leader I could get away with, #2 or #4 at tops as the water is Gin clear and low due to lack of rain. Or a sculpin cut lengthways from the tip to the tail, leaving an eye on each side. Both of these are flat deadly on Cutthroat. I've taken a few really nice ones this year at the confluence of the little and big nestucca river. Your on the right track though with the lures and flies. And YES Wayno the do hit crawlers,, my drug of choice, along with a little garlic scent.;)
     
  7. WAYNO

    WAYNO Oregon City Gold Supporter Gold Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    I've not fished bluebacks for many years. I learned the old-school way on the Siletz and Nestucca. Behind a boat, we drug a worm behind a Ford Fender or a Willow Leaf. See how old I am?

    Sculpins, (mudcats) for bait? Who'd a thunk?:)

    I miss this great fishery from decades ago.

    WAYNO.
     
  8. mrblond

    mrblond Salem OR Well-Known Member

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    I also fished the Siletz for blueback back in the day. I didin't troll but pitched rooster tails. So far, nothing has been more fun then those trout on ultralight gear
     
  9. salmonriverjohn

    salmonriverjohn N.W Oregon coast, Gods country Well-Known Member

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    Any time you would like to go WAYNO just let me know. I'd be glad to take you out and rekindle those old memories.
     
  10. hsullyc

    hsullyc North coast,Nehalem,OR Member

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    A lot of good sized ones around.Blue fox #3 or #4 trout colored blade with the silver bell that has a pink stripe on it.My friend Brian says that lure is like batting cleanup.If I catch one in a hole with a different lure he will catch three with that one.We caught a good sized 16" one that had two whole mudcats in his belly two weeks ago.
     
  11. singleshooter

    singleshooter Oregon Member

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    Blues were out today but no bites...saw two eight ponders though. One up at roslodge and one down at the rail....no luck for me lol
     
  12. WAYNO

    WAYNO Oregon City Gold Supporter Gold Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    That's a very kind offer. Some day I'd like to take you up on that.

    WAYNO.
     
  13. salmonriverjohn

    salmonriverjohn N.W Oregon coast, Gods country Well-Known Member

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    Those eight pounders you were looking at were Steelhead my friend. The poor one thats down at the rail has been trapped there for awhile by the smolt trap that has been placed there by ODFW. They have built a barrier completely across the creek and halted the run,, something illegal about that too. I've had conversations with the manager at the Salmon river hatchery about that in the past (his wife is running the smolt project) and had the full barrier removed to allow passage. I explained that it was a federal violation to block passage, it was opened shortly thereafter. Perhaps a call up the food chain in the department is in order this time. There is also another trap just upstream from that one.
    I understand the importance of an accurate smolt count, but if you or I did this, we would be in deep kimchi for doing so.

    I wish we would have had a chance to have met when you were down! I live just up river from there.
    John.
     
  14. carracer

    carracer Nampa, Idaho Active Member

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    I used to catch 'em in the Yaquina up by Elk City about 40 years ago. I had a spot that I could count on to limit in a couple of hours. Don't recall ever getting skunked there. Of course, memory fades in 40 years.

    Worm to catch a small bullhead. Stripped about 2 inches of bullhead meat off the side and used that for bait.
     
  15. salmonriverjohn

    salmonriverjohn N.W Oregon coast, Gods country Well-Known Member

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    Yes Sir carracer, those little pogies, bullheads, sculpins or whatever you wish to call them are just deadly on Bluebacks.
     
  16. mrblond

    mrblond Salem OR Well-Known Member

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    I always called em bullheads and never thought of using them for bait.
     
  17. coastal steelheader

    coastal steelheader Aberdeen Well-Known Member

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    Nightcrawlers fished on the bottom or under a slip float work great. I've also done well using pieces of squawfish, perch, and bullhead.

    Lures I've done good on - size #2 or #3 blue fox vibraxorange/nickel, nickel/orange triple teasers and dick nites, wedding ring spinners tipped with bait, black rooster tails, black panther martins.