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Old 12-21-2007, 06:15 PM   #1
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Are there any lakes or rivers in Oregon where I can catch edible yellow perch in good numbers?

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Old 12-21-2007, 06:54 PM   #2
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Are there any lakes or rivers in Oregon where I can catch edible yellow perch in good numbers?
I have eaten perch out of Haldeman Pond (Sauvie's Island), Hagg Lake, and Lake Oswego without any problems.


I would also like to know about what people think about eating perch, bass, crappie, and walleye out of the Columbia above Portland. I would think that fish above Bonneville are safe... am I missing something?

I bet the Columbia ponds up past the Gorge are full of perch.
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Old 12-21-2007, 07:05 PM   #3
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siltcooz lake on the south coast is good!
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Old 12-22-2007, 10:42 AM   #4
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Hagg Lake is open from the first weekend in March 'till the middle of November. Probably the best perch fishing from the bank is around the West shore. Here is a link to a map of the lake: http://www.co.washington.or.us/deptm...ks/haggmap.htm
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Old 12-22-2007, 04:58 PM   #5
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Brownlee res. has some nice size perch in it. A lot of 10 to 13+ inchers. In the fall if you know how to find them with a depthfinder You can really load the boat. Typically they will hang in the same area where you can find big bluegills mixed with them... Its a blast....
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Old 12-22-2007, 05:46 PM   #6
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If I had the time I'd being going over to Brownlee the first week of April. They usually are spawning about then and the fish can be MASSIVE for Oregon perch. I am talking over two pounds is not uncommon. CLoser to home I really like winter perch fishing the lakes near Florence. This time of year they are DEEP. The lakes I fish down there I usually catch them in 55-70 ft of water. One lake that I know can have big perch (for western oregon) is Woahink south of Florence. It does not get fished very heavy but OH MAN it can produce! Good luck.
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Thanks for all the great ideas guys! Sorry I didn't get back sooner. I ended up getting some kind of barfing sickness from my kids so I think fishing this Sunday is out but I am still going to try a bunch of these places out with my kids once I am feeling better. I love the taste of perch.
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If I had the time I'd being going over to Brownlee the first week of April. They usually are spawning about then and the fish can be MASSIVE for Oregon perch. I am talking over two pounds is not uncommon. CLoser to home I really like winter perch fishing the lakes near Florence. This time of year they are DEEP. The lakes I fish down there I usually catch them in 55-70 ft of water. One lake that I know can have big perch (for western oregon) is Woahink south of Florence. It does not get fished very heavy but OH MAN it can produce! Good luck.

55-70 feet?
What lake around here is that deep??
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Old 01-12-2008, 03:58 PM   #9
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55-70 feet?
What lake around here is that deep??
west salish pond very deep.use to hold very large perch before they drained it. east side has perch up to 12inches but little bluegills and 4inch perch would steal your bait before the bigger ones get to it
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Old 01-12-2008, 05:42 PM   #10
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Foster lake has a lot of yellow perch and bass in it. Their kinda small, but there is no limit on size or number that you can keep.
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55-70 feet?
What lake around here is that deep??
Woahink & Munsel.....

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Old 01-22-2008, 10:16 AM   #12
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is there any perch left in west salish pond? ive used a float tube and caught tons of them there. its been prob 10yrs ago. used crawler or balls o fire three cranks off the bottom. id like to know if there are any still in there.
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Old 01-22-2008, 03:40 PM   #13
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You can put in a float tube at Salish?

I've only seen bank fishing there.
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Old 01-22-2008, 06:26 PM   #14
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no floatation device in the pond! west salish is not worth perch fishing anymore
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Old 01-29-2008, 10:46 PM   #15
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Are there any lakes or rivers in Oregon where I can catch edible yellow perch in good numbers?
Try siltcoos and takenitch......craig
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