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Trout fishing in the Salem area?

Discussion in 'Northwest Fishing' started by aknomad, Jan 5, 2013.

  1. aknomad

    aknomad Beaverton Member

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    I'm having the hardest time finding any decent trout fishing spots in the Salem area available for bank fishing. Any tips or suggestions will be greatly appreciated.
     
  2. Mark W.

    Mark W. Silverton, OR Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    this time of year? good luck. Rivers are to high to muddy and to fast.

    The Santiam River is a good bet in season. As would be any of the higher mountain lakes up Hwy 22.

    There would be limited success in the Abiqua near Silverton and up the canyon.

    Silverton Reservoir is stocked and has a few natives.

    There might be trout at Cascades Gateway park off Tuner road across from the Nat Gaurd base.
    The Willamette not much of a trout stream.
     
  3. Dallas Ken

    Dallas Ken Dallas Or. Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Nice little pond over by Sheridan, right off the highway before you get to the prison. They stock it quite often.
     
  4. Vantage

    Vantage Pacific Standard Time Active Member

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  5. aknomad

    aknomad Beaverton Member

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    Hey thanks guys!

    Dallas Ken, is that pond right off of HWY 22 before you get to Red Prairie Rd? Thanks.
     
  6. Dallas Ken

    Dallas Ken Dallas Or. Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Coming West towards Red Prarie Rd. it is on the left. Take the Sheridan exit then South towards prison......sign says Fishing Pond. Neighbor goes at least once a week and catches a few he uses garlic power bait. Open year around, they stock it quite often .
     
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    tcs#1 oregon Member

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    Been awhile since I fished around Salem but this time of year..Cascade Gateway, Walling ponds ( if there still open) or the hiway lakes down past Albany, we used to fish the Dallas reservoir but I don't think you can get up there any more....
     
  8. aknomad

    aknomad Beaverton Member

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    Much appreciated guys! I'll have to check these places out and I'll let you know how it goes.
     
  9. Firesweep

    Firesweep Portland Oregon Member

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    Check the Regs. Most streams that flow into the willamette are closed for trout fishing until spring. Detroit lake is alway a good spot to fish and it's year round!
     
  10. Kota

    Kota Clackamas County New Member

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    Almost all the rivers are closed for trout fishing this time of the year. Try the North Fork of Santiam above Detroit. Then if you go South the McKenzie has some great trout fishing.
     
  11. kenr74

    kenr74 Oregon Active Member

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    Is it big enough to kayak in? Been wanting to try kayak fishing and that is a pretty short drive.
     
  12. mkwerx

    mkwerx Forest Grove, OR Well-Known Member

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    have you tried the St. Louis Ponds? They're open year round - though this time of year the gate leading in is locked so you have to park on the shoulder and walk in. You're near enough to some ponds if you don't want to walk. IIRC, there's a dozen ponds or so to choose from. They have trout, bass, bluegill, crappie, and catfish. Powerbait, worms, marshmallows, velveeta "cheese", salmon eggs will all work if you're a bait guy. Rooster tails, panther martins, lil' cleos, and small crank baits if you're a lure guy. Flies will work also - but this time of year the fly fishing can be tough, because the ponds will color up with rain. Midge imitations, woolly buggers, and other nymph imitations will do best. Slow presentations are best.
     
  13. Dallas Ken

    Dallas Ken Dallas Or. Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    kenr74.......I believe it is bank fishing only. Neighbor did catch a couple the other day.....Garlic Power Bait seems to be the choice there.
     
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    singleshooter Oregon Member

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    walter wirth lake at cascade gateway park is all stocked up with trout. hit it up. walling pond is stocked too on mcgilchrest and 16
     
  15. Death Dealer

    Death Dealer Salem, OR New Member

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    My self and 4 other guy are thinking of going to Detroit Lake 04/20/13 but have never fished it before. We will be bank fishing. Is there a good spot you would recomend and what works good for bait up there?