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Storm Drain Fishing

Discussion in 'Northwest Fishing' started by Mephistopheles, Dec 6, 2013.

  1. Mephistopheles

    Mephistopheles Lane County, OR Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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  2. Martini_Up

    Martini_Up NW USA Well-Known Member

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    awesome!

    It's rain run-off, not a sewer, so what is the difference between rain run-off and a retention pond? I don't think there is much. Would I eat them? If I were SHTF hungry I would. Otherwise I would catch / release.
     
  3. jbett98

    jbett98 NW Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Probably healthier then pond raised shrimp from China.
     
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  4. Certaindeaf

    Certaindeaf SE Portland Well-Known Member

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    I thought it'd be hucking a big magnet in a sewer.
     
  5. Dunerunner

    Dunerunner You'll Never Know Well-Known Member

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    Nice, but a rather small Bass!!
     
  6. erudne

    erudne The Pie Matrix PPL Say Sleeping W/Your Rifle Is A bad Thing? Bronze Supporter

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    Dupont spinner works wonders
     
  7. Salps

    Salps Down by the river…. Well-Known Member

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    While in college for fisheries degree, we would fish with hand lines down the floor drains in the hatch house. They had some kind of holding tank down the drain about 15 feet. Caught some nice 2 lbers. Nice way to pass time when professor was gone.
     
  8. mkwerx

    mkwerx Forest Grove, OR Well-Known Member

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    There is a section of creek in Beaverton that runs below ground, and has a couple storm grates over them in places. I've watched what appeared to be small trout schooling in the clear water. They would attack anything you dropped down to them, bread crumbs, spit, anything that hit the water was swarmed.
     
  9. Fast Eddie

    Fast Eddie Vancouver Well-Known Member

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    I'll have the poo poo platter.
     
  10. salmonriverjohn

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

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    Was that at Mt hood com. collage?
     
  11. salmonriverjohn

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

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    In S.E portland between Stark and Division and east of 122nd. there was a creek that was placed fully underground, it's called Grant creek. It's still there and back in the 60's we used to catch trout right out of the storm entrances. I still have dreams of it. There are many creeks that feed Johnson creek that are just like this, and if someone doesn't think some huge Cutthroat trout don't inhabit some of these, well they'd be wrong.
     
  12. Salps

    Salps Down by the river…. Well-Known Member

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    Yes, many moons ago...
     
  13. Salps

    Salps Down by the river…. Well-Known Member

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    Used to work at Salmon River Hatchery in Otis also.

     
  14. salmonriverjohn

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

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    Know it well, Hence the name salmonriverjohn. Charley Stanley ring a bell? Neil Johnson?
     
  15. Salps

    Salps Down by the river…. Well-Known Member

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    Yep worked with them both.
     
  16. salmonriverjohn

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

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    I'd be willing to wager we've met;)
     
  17. scrub buck

    scrub buck pa Member

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    COOL VIDS
     
  18. sapper77

    sapper77 Linn County Active Member

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    Kind of a dumb question, but how are the fish getting in there?
     
  19. Nutty4Guns

    Nutty4Guns Portland ADHD Superstar

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    River flooding I would guess.
     
  20. salmonriverjohn

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

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    They all flow out somewhere, many were and are drainage's that were covered to facilitate urban growth.