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Yaquina Bay Salmon Fishing Next Week

Discussion in 'Northwest Fishing' started by sapper77, Sep 15, 2012.

  1. sapper77

    sapper77 Linn County Active Member

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    I'm going to try my luck at some Salmon fishing next week in Yaquina bay up by Sawyers. I've Salmon/Steelhead fished quite a bit in the rivers (bank, driftboats) but never trolled for them before. I've talked to some people and did some research about what rigs to use, but any other tips would be great. I don't have a big fancy boat either, but have crabbed in the same area out of the boat I have and it did fine.
  2. John Gault

    John Gault clackamas county Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    I only have 1 tip for you. Don't ever look the fish god's in the eye and blink or you will forever be banned. I fished out of boats for years on the coastal rivers/bays. Here's my story. One of the very first times I went Fall Salmon Fishing I had "fish on" in less than an hour and the fish was close to the boat. I thought from all I'd heard that it was going to be a big long lasting fight and was disappointed how quickly I was getting this fish to the net so in the interest of prolonging the event I gave the fish some slack, he broke the line swam away and in ALL the remaining years that I fished the coast I NEVER hooked another fish!!!! It was a lesson learned but way too late!

  3. Glock23gp

    Glock23gp Newport / Salem Active Member

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    We went out in the ocean the last two days and brought in 8.. As for the river im not sure how well its gonna b as its a little early. Crabbing has been outrageous so definately bring your pots and let em soak while your trolling
  4. HappyRoman

    HappyRoman Sherwood Forest Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    We have limited our boat the last 2 weekends on Saturday's. Once out of Newport, once out of Depot. Of the 10 fish, only 1-'NOOK"
  5. akrox

    akrox Corvallis New Member

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    A friend and I went yesterday- no luck. We heard of one being caught up by the airport, but we were trolling from Sawyer's to 31. The crabbing was good though.