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Old 05-27-2006, 10:51 AM   #1
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Hey I'm staying up in Sherwood for the weekend.
Does anyone have any info on the tualatin river.
What to fish for ect.

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Old 05-27-2006, 01:05 PM   #2
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yes since you are in sherwood you should go down to the tualiton city park and fish for small mouths and large mouths or dive down river a little ways and there is a better park that is just across I-5 and there is dock you have to walk in aways but just fish for large mouth there people do well plunking worms. there are also good size cats in there. just use worms.
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Old 05-27-2006, 01:17 PM   #3
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The only thing I have ever caught out of there is bass... don't eat anything, lots of pollution.
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I've been paddling, fishing, and acquiring after-work mental therapy in the Tualatin for about 30 years now.

And most of the "yucky poisonous water" ranters have, I'd guess, never been on the river.

It has a fairly high phosphorous content, as a result of fertilizers running off the the largely agricultural valleys it drains but there are plenty of swimming docks in the Tigard-to-West Linn reaches and I wouldn't hesitate to let my kids smim there. (It's certainly much more attractive than the green algae coating they'll get from swimming in Oswego Lake.) The water is mostly clear in the summer, depending on recent rainfall, never smelly, and you simply don't get the message "polluted." (Certainly nothing like the Willamette when I fished for spring chinook in the 60s.)

The flow is also augmented in low water season by extra water from Hagg Lake, so it's surprisingly cool, clean, and clear in late summer. Heck, during one hot and seemingly-endless July canoe race, when my water supply ran out mid-race, I scooped Tualatin water into my mouth with my hand (without missing a stroke, I hope.) No, nothing horrible happened to me but, no, I don't think I swallowed. :grin:

My catch on the Tualatin has mostly consisted of largemouth bass. I've landed them to about 4 pounds and did an almost-in-hand-release of one which I honestly think was nearly twice that size. I've heard rumors of smallmouth in the fastwater, lower section of the river, but never seen one above "the dam," the massive 4-foot-high diversion which sometimes shunts horrible Tualatin River water to feed glamorous Oswego Lake.

Yes, I've eaten some of those bass.

And when I cleaned them, every single one had been thriving on a diet consisting primarily of crayfish, which, based on what I've read, are a pretty good indicator of decent water quality.

If you're trailering, you can launch at Cook Park in Tigard, Tualatin City Park, or even Rivergrove boat ramp if you like tiny ones. We hand-carried boat guys can also take advantage of Brown's Ferry Park, the new dock at Jurgens Park, and directly under the Hwy. 99W bridge, along with a few less formal places, like below Stafford Road.

Bank access is tough, in terms of covering much water. You can use all those places mentioned above.

All in all, a much maligned but very nice little river.

Hope you get the chance to try it out.
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I drive by the Tualatin river sometimes when I'm avoiding I-205, and I've thought many times about putting my canoe into the river maybe down by that little West Linn park with the baseball field and rowing upstream a ways, fishing as we floated back down, and taking out at the same park. Now I know there's bass and cats in there... any trout?

Just curious, since I don't know the river... Anybody know if there are dangerous rapids between I-5 and that little West Linn park? It always seems kind of slow moving (and probably OK for a canoe) to me. Are there any public places to park and put a canoe in further upstream, but on the East side of I-5?

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I drive by the Tualatin river sometimes when I'm avoiding I-205, and I've thought many times about putting my canoe into the river maybe down by that little West Linn park with the baseball field and rowing upstream a ways, fishing as we floated back down, and taking out at the same park. Now I know there's bass and cats in there... any trout?

Just curious, since I don't know the river... Anybody know if there are dangerous rapids between I-5 and that little West Linn park? It always seems kind of slow moving (and probably OK for a canoe) to me. Are there any public places to park and put a canoe in further upstream, but on the East side of I-5?

No rapids but there is a low head dam that will get you in trouble. Its between I-5 and West Linn. You could put in at Brown's Ferry Park off of Nyburg Rd or at the luanch on the LO side off of Childs Rd. You would be upstream of the dam, though. There are rapids downstream of the new park in West Linn, too.



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the river has trout they are part wild part not but they are very scarce and seldom caught.
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Old 05-27-2006, 06:25 PM   #8
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I know for a fact that very large trout migrate up the Tualitan clear to Gales creek in the Spring and Fall, cause Ive caught them. Locals in the Cornelius area make a regular sport of it in the Spring and Fall. and there are good numbers. Also a pretty good steelie run in the March-April time frame. There are some surprises in that river.
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Old 05-27-2006, 07:14 PM   #9
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The Tualatin has had a past of pollution, I'm sure it continues today. But likely less than the past. Home sewers are directed into treatment facilities and there is less, albeit more eco friendly agriculture, so presumeably less pollution.
Right now I would put a canoe in at Elsner bridge(north of Sherwood) and take out at 99W bridge. Makes a good day-half day trip. Expect to catch primarily crappie also perch, warmouth, bass, and cutthroat. For crappie use jigs. tip with a worm and expect anything to bite.
This river gets a bit more use than when I use to fish it regularly 15yrs ago.But it was not uncommon to fish it all day and see one or two others. Most use today seems to be canoe/kayakers just out chillin'.
Cutts spawn in the trib creeks, but the real pretty trout water is below Lee Falls to Cherry Grove. A nice pebble bottom trout stream. However, very limited access up there.
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Old 05-27-2006, 07:23 PM   #10
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More than you ever thought you wanted to know about the Tualatin:

"The dam," which provides a diversion of Tualatin River water to Oswego Lake, is, perhaps 1/2 mile downstream from I-205. Be prepared to paddle upstream, hard, if you approach it during high, winter water.

Originally, freight was steamboated up the Willamette to Sucker Creek, (now prettily known as Oswego Creek,) the outlet of Oswego Lake. From there, merchandise was portaged up to the lake, then transported via apparently very skinny steamboats across the lake and through the artificially created narrow diversion canal to the Tualatin and, from there, upriver to Hillsboro, Forest Grove, etc. Unfortunately, this engineering scheme was accomplished just about the same time that railroads arrived and made it all economically non-competitive. Reportedly, between the endless oxbows and snags, walking was almost faster than riding the boat. Check out the book "Willamette Landings." Fun reading if you enjoy exploring the area's history.

Every year or two, some yahoos boat over this dam intentionally or accidentally. During late summer low water you can paddle up to it from upstream and step over it. During higher, winter water, you'll discover how deadly low-head dams and their reversal waves can be. Oregon and the West don't seem to have nearly as many of these as the Midwest and East Coast. I don't recall any fatalities but I guess we've been lucky. It's only been a year, I think, since the last pair of Darwin-wannabes accidentally tried it. There's a fish ladder around it. There's also private property all around it and no good, safe, legal way to pass it.

Downstream from the dam, toward "the ballpark" and West Linn, the river is hit-and-miss flat water and rapids. I've seen a gorgeous Wonacott wood strip canoe crunched shortly downriver of the dam during low, rocky water. That same stretch is bouncy and fun during the winter. There's a reasonable takeout on the left bank at Borden Road, but where do you put in, safely and legally? From there downriver to the mouth it's mostly rocky during low water. It's mostly big waves with unforgiving intervals in-between during high water. The first two canoe teams I know who tried it ended up swimming. One of them had their new canoe rescued by a powerboat just before it went over Willamette Falls.

With advanced skill levels and bomb-proof "Tupperware" plastic boats it's probably not as "deadly" as it once seemed but it's still not a place for the inexperienced.

Coho salmon, steelhead, and trout all inhabit the Tualatin system. "Nowadays," they're pretty much all protected from fishing as endangered populations and illegal to pursue but I see them now and then on the river and keep cheering for their resurgence. I suspect the main Tualatin (Can you say "Lee's Falls?") and Gales Creek are the primary spawning tributaries but Dairy Creek, McKay Creek, Johnson Creek, Beaverton Creek, what's left of Scoggins Creek and, certainly, much-abused Fanno Creek and Tualatin's Hedges Creek are original homes to some of the most gorgeous, big, black-spotted cutthroat trout you'd ever hope to meet. ("I've seen 'em." )
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Old 05-27-2006, 07:40 PM   #11
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I've actually done quite a bit of fishing in the Tualatin river. I have a friend who used to live near it, and I'd go to the small park near where 99W crosses it (I can't think of the name to save my life, but it's the one that has a newish concrete dock you can walk to.) and fish there every time I'd visit him. I've caught perch, bass, and a lot of decent size catfish. I've actually eaten the fish I've caught there, to no ill effects, although I generally relese them.

I personally love fishing there, it's scenic and peaceful and I never fail to catch a bunch of medium sized fish.

Just my 2 cents on the river.

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Old 05-27-2006, 07:40 PM   #12
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Bill caught all of those cutts, though, Paddlefish.
You and Bill should get together and talk about Sucker Creek. It's his favorite childhood memory.

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Old 05-27-2006, 09:17 PM   #13
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The Tualatin is very mis-understood. I've lived adjacent to the river for 15 years. I own the most southerly home in Lake Oswego proper city limits, backing up to River Run Natural Area and the Tualatin. My kids grew up swimming and fishing in the Tualatin. I attended and participated in many planning meetings on the future of the watershed, specifically planting of native vegatation and release of storm drain water into the Tualatin. My son's Eagle Scout project (which he completed) was the removal of non-native vegatation and planting of native vegetation along the Tualatin. The Tualatin has a naturally recurring incidence of phosphorus, as much from natural soil from the valley floor make-up as much as farm runoff. In my humble opinion the best way to look at the Tualatin is a "misunderstood, fairly urban river with huge potential for public recreation (canoeing, fishing, etc)if properly managed"
My thoughts now turn to Netarts Bay as I close on a home there June 1, and close on our LO home on the Tualatin June 16.
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Old 05-27-2006, 09:58 PM   #14
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Thanks so much for the replys.
I'll post a report on how I make out.
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Old 05-27-2006, 11:00 PM   #15
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If you are running a boat out of Cook Park, beware... The water is not as deep as you think as it is. I have customized a prop on my boat in that area. The current is slow enought to row a driftboat upstream in most areas. It really is quite pretty. There are some huge carp in there.

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Old 05-28-2006, 07:49 AM   #16
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I have been fishing the Tualatin and its tribs since I was about 10 years old. I primarily fish upstream of highway 219 out in scholls clear to the base of hagg lake. Rainbows and cutts over 20" are common if you know what you are doing. (Indiana spinner with a worm is the old standby).

There are five rivers that have good trout fishing in this drainage:

Upper Tualatin (Highway 47 thru Cherry grove)
Scoggins creek (good when the other rivers get to warm)
Gales Creek (early spring and late fall only through entire drainage)
Dairy creek (Mountain dale to the tualatin)
McKay creek (North plains to the Dairy Creek)

If you are nimble on your feet and don't mind getting muddy and wet all of these can be outstanding in a small canoe. There are lots of log jams, poison oak, stinging nettles, and black berries with very little banks access unless you know someone.

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Old 05-28-2006, 09:04 AM   #17
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You and Bill should get together and talk about Sucker Creek. It's his favorite childhood memory.

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I love sucker creek, I live a block away and fish it about twice a week.
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Old 05-28-2006, 02:59 PM   #18
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Oh, I forgot another "target species," though my youngest son will likely want to kill me for giving it away.

In late summer or fall, we typically spend a couple of hours and "fill the canoe" with errant golf balls from the river, along the Tualatin Country Club.

I clean them up and give them to my golfing friends, who, before long, probably hit them back into the river. (It's a kind of time delay catch-and-release.)

The only scary part is, while "golf ball fishing," hearing one whiz over your head to land mid-river. Perhaps I should start wearing my bike helmlet.
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Old 05-28-2006, 03:11 PM   #19
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The water upstream from Cook Park is very shallow. There are several "holes" under the 99W bridges. Access is by a paved trail on the south east side of the bridges.
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I have wanted to fish the Tualatin from my pontoon boat. Is this doable? I am hoping to flyfish for carp. Any info would be appreciated.
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There is carp in there but targeting with flies ...I don't know. You don't see the numbers that you do in shallow waters. This time of year you could target crappie. Look for structure(ie In the Tualatin this means all those trees in the river) use a jig or wet fly.
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Old 05-29-2006, 06:49 AM   #22
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Hey, anybody want to talk me into talking my canoe out on the river we could put in at 99W. I was thinking a evening bite kinda thing.Or perhaps you just would like a tour of the river. Say 7 to dark. Tuesday -Friday.Target crappie.pm me
Early on Memorial Day would work also.
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letsfish,

I have been targeting carp with a fly for several months. It's a little challenging but a whole lot of fun. Haven't tried river fishing yet. That's why all the questions.

When you see the carp, are they feeding or crusing? Are they up stream or down stream from Cook Park?

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Old 05-29-2006, 06:10 PM   #24
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I was just down on the Tualatin the other night and caught a bluegill , and some trout..... I have been fishing the system for 30 years now and it is a real treat for thase that venture its banks.

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Old 05-29-2006, 08:25 PM   #25
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Re carp KEB, dont see them cruising or feeding just the occasional jump and accidental hook up(while fishing for something else).I use to bow fish for them but not in the Tualatin-they don't show well even during spawning. One of those boys on fly rod sounds like fun.
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Old 05-29-2006, 09:24 PM   #26
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I fished the stretch by Rood Bridge park, right where the nearby water treatment plant discharges into the water. I guess fish are attracted to the bubbling, small ones at least. Got 3 fish - a pikeminnow, bluegill, and baby rainbow trout. All were under 5". Got em on a white 1/16oz rooster tail.
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Old 05-29-2006, 10:36 PM   #27
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I don't have a readily committable (is that a word?) schedule right now, but the late afternoon Tualatin canoe assault could be a lot of fun. And I work only a half-mile from there.

A couple of the best times I've ever had there involved two canoes. One went up one side of the river; the other fished the other bank. "Structure" was always the operative word. (Well, "structure" and "verbal abuse.")

The launch under Hwy 99W is good for a late day trip because you don't have to deal with park closing hours and locked gates when you're done.

From there upriver it's largely natural, with fewer docks, homes and roads for quite a distance -- though I've probably caught just as many fish in other stretches. This late spring time is a great time to be there too. The extra-lush vegetation seems to provide a tunnel in which the bird noises seem amplified. Good time for kingfishers and seeing just how closely you can silently paddle to a great blue heron without spooking him. (I think I've gotten within 15 feet.) And the last time I was there at dusk, the beavers were everywhere!

Back to the fishing angle:

I've never really targetted crappies or bluegills or catfish (and I know there are big catfish in some areas.) I've been largely a bass guy on the Tualatin. I tend to use crankbaits, as they can imitate the crawdads I find in every bass I catch there, plus I can cover a lot of water quickly. (We canoe guys don't tend to use anchors or foot-controlled electric motors to keep ourselves in position, and we're pretty susceptible to the lightest winds. It's "move the boat, put down the wooden "motor," make a quick cast or two, put down the rod and pick up the motor before you drift away, reposition the boat, put down the motor, make another cast.") Covering water quickly is, therefore, often a desirable option. The good news is that the twisty, tree-sheltered Tualatin isn't wildly affected by winds.

As I said, I've used crankbaits a lot. Spinnerbaits have also worked well. One evening I decided to use surface lures (floating Rapalas,) and they far out-produced anything else. I've only tried surface flies/bugs on a limited basis.

As for the carp . . . I see them in the summertime but, even though I've intentionally caught a lot of carp in my life, I don't know a cruising one from a feeding one.
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I use cocktail shrimp on a bare hook at the confluance of the tualitin and willy at the ball park. I toss it into the current and let it drift out the mouth. nail 5 lb suckers and carp all day with the occational monster smallie fun for the kids and its where I trained my dog to land fish he can even get them as they are swiming away just like a bear. A old timer whos since passed away told me about the cocktail shrimp on the tualitin they work real good I think the fish see them as cray fish meat. The river gets little to no pressure and is full of fish.
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Old 05-30-2006, 04:16 PM   #29
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I've fished the same rig in california lakes for catfish.
Cooked shrimp and a hook.
Works Great!
It's nice because the shrimp has enough weight to sink to the bottom.
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Old 08-08-2006, 03:29 PM   #30
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Hey I just found this thread, I know it's old but I hope a couple of ya will read it and tell me the best spot to catch catfish. I live near the Tualatin in Lake Grove and have been fishing it 3-5 times a week the last few months. Mostly at Browns Ferry and sometimes at Jerkins. We've caught a lot of Pike Minnows on liver or worm but would like to find some nice catfish. Thanks.
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Old 07-30-2007, 01:46 PM   #31
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Anyone boating this area should be extremelly careful, decided i wanted to try it and put in at cook park, went up river 1/4 mile and redesigned my prop, tryed going the other direction, again, losin pieces. Caught tons of fish but the 200 dollars i spent to fix prop and 2 hours was not worth it. A canoe would be great for this area. Worm off the bottom catches lots of smallies, carp, pikeminnow, bluegill and occasional nice trout. Please release all trout since this river is just coming back into shape from the 15 years of toxic pollutants put in somewhere around the hillsboro area. Will not release names since they have cleaned up alot.
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There is a diversion dam on that river somewhere between Lake Oswego and the mouth of the river at Willamette. Be aware and Be very careful of that...if you go over it, it can suck you down and you can't get out. From what I hear, its location kind of sneaks up on you and it looks harmless.
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Yes, there are several very inviting boat ramps in on the tualatin river but it really is only suitable for kayaks and canoes. I have heard the screetch of a couple of power boats trying hitting rocks above cook park. The river is muddy enough all year round that you will never see the rocks util you hit them.
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"Alder Creek Tualatin" rents canoes and kayaks near I-5 on the river.

A great escape in the city! I would not run any powerboat in this river.
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Old 07-30-2007, 04:29 PM   #35
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Does anyone know how many and where the coho smolts were released a couple years back? Very curious considering the state has put quite a bit of money into that project. Tryed googling it and comes up with lots of unimportant info. All i wanted to know is how many they put in and where. I know there is a new fish ladder off highway 6 and gales creek but that was finished last year. Did they stock it? Any info would help or a good link. Thanks....
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Gales creek used to get stocked heavely. It's been 15 to 20 years since I know they did any stocking. There is a really strong run of sea run in the spring. I think it would be great if the stared up again since I live on the river.
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