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Old 02-24-2009, 07:37 PM   #1
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Does anyone know how bank fishing around Sauvie Island is? Is it worth trying this weekend? I'm not sure where to go on the island, but im very interested to try it (if its worth it) as i've seen many boats in the channel lately.

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Old 02-24-2009, 08:07 PM   #2
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Bank fishing or boat??
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Old 02-24-2009, 08:10 PM   #3
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I think the current on the channel side of the island is a bit slow for plunking spin n glows, but there is one spot they do it a few miles downstream from the Rocky Point section. Best bet is to take Reeder road out to the beaches on the Columbia side. You have Nudey, Soc Sec, Reeder, Willow Bar and several additional miles of plunkable water there. For springerz,your chances are probably just as good as the boaters and better if the water runs high in the Columbia.
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Old 02-24-2009, 08:10 PM   #4
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With a couple exceptions on private property along the MC, and the Island side of Coon Island flats, nearly all the bank fishing for springers is done on the Columbia River beach side of the Island, accessed by Reeder Road.

This is ODFW's Sauvie Island Wildlife Management area, so you have lots of good access, beginning at Willow Bar, then again at Collin's beach, and some places at and beyond end of the road (~14 miles from the Sauvie Island bridge). You'll see angler set up in the best places.

To park on ODFW's area, you do need a parking permit available at licenses vendors including the Cracker Barrel market by the bridge, and Reeder Beach store (about 7.5 miles from the bridge).

I've seen bank anglers do better than anchored boats when strong CR flows force the springers tight to the beaches --- but these conditions are the exception, not the rule.

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Old 02-24-2009, 08:21 PM   #5
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.......and garyk knows!.....he's a local
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Old 02-24-2009, 08:41 PM   #6
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Gilbert River should be good for sturgeon as it warms quicker than the channel. Fish outgoing tide....

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Old 02-24-2009, 09:16 PM   #7
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just be careful and not go to the nude beaches. Me and my son went sturgeon fishing about 25 years ago.We arrived at O dark thirty ,set up and was enjoying a beach by ourselves when all of a sudden my boy who was 12 at the time disapears, I go looking for him--- he wasnt interested in stugeon much the rest of the day....LOL He hasnt been the same since.
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Old 02-24-2009, 10:15 PM   #8
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just be careful and not go to the nude beaches. Me and my son went sturgeon fishing about 25 years ago.We arrived at O dark thirty ,set up and was enjoying a beach by ourselves when all of a sudden my boy who was 12 at the time disapears, I go looking for him--- he wasnt interested in stugeon much the rest of the day....LOL He hasnt been the same since.

HAHAHAH LMAO!!!!! :P Gilbert boatramp I hear is a good place for sturgeon.
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Old 02-25-2009, 04:58 AM   #9
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Bank fishing or boat??
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Unfortunately from the bank..
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Old 02-25-2009, 06:08 AM   #10
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Prescott Beach, a little further down Hwy 30, is a very popular bank fishing spot that produces well. There is a park, fish the lower end of the beach in the park. You'll have company, so you can see how people do it there pretty easily. There's plenty of room, rest rooms, and fire pits.
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Old 02-25-2009, 08:29 AM   #11
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8" dropper and about 30" leader with a spin n glo and a bead. Toss it out not too far. My buddy had a day once where he landed 18 springers. Of course that was in april and he is a fishing god.

I got my biggest off willow bar. You can get a map at the store, and don't forget to get some of the chicken they fry up. I think they use peanut oil because that chicken is awesome.
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Old 02-25-2009, 06:31 PM   #12
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Willow Bar or Reeder beach........both at times have great success. Spin-n-glo's, 2' dropper 6- 12 oz lead (Depending on flow). 3' leader.
Don't be "Sport" fishing (Light tackle) it can get hot in a hurry with locals.
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Old 02-25-2009, 06:47 PM   #13
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Prescott Beach, a little further down Hwy 30, is a very popular bank fishing spot that produces well. There is a park, fish the lower end of the beach in the park. You'll have company, so you can see how people do it there pretty easily. There's plenty of room, rest rooms, and fire pits.

Now I dont hear about prescott beach much anymore. I was born in St Helens when they had the Hostpital... I grew up fishing prescott we use to kill them there. I'd go out with my Dad and Mom and we would run 3 spin glows with a 8 OZ lead.

We also added little feathers above the hook to hold scent worked great. Havnt been there in years though.
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Old 02-25-2009, 06:59 PM   #14
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A guy at work fishes Prescott beach regularly. Does quite well.........at times, like everywhere else.
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Old 02-25-2009, 07:05 PM   #15
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Yes a big Thank You, when I lived in Tigard, we would head over to the island, my dad just about crashed the boat when we went by the N-beach, I remember him saying I don't need new glasses, those people arn't wearing there trunks, I just laugh.
Put the places you are talking about, 1 that stands out is the Willows, I realy don't know where it's at, but have heard about it.
I make a trip over to Portland & Vancover for a long weekend, and when the run picks up, would love to do some bank fishing.
Spin-and-glow, I have many, and the weight I have too, just don't know the place that well.
Someone at the store, if asked, should be able to give directions???
If there are too stores, I only remember the first one.
Thanks for this post.
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Yes a big Thank You, when I lived in Tigard, we would head over to the island, my dad just about crashed the boat when we went by the N-beach, I remember him saying I don't need new glasses, those people arn't wearing there trunks, I just laugh.
Put the places you are talking about, 1 that stands out is the Willows, I realy don't know where it's at, but have heard about it.
I make a trip over to Portland & Vancover for a long weekend, and when the run picks up, would love to do some bank fishing.
Spin-and-glow, I have many, and the weight I have too, just don't know the place that well.
Someone at the store, if asked, should be able to give directions???
If there are too stores, I only remember the first one.
Thanks for this post.
Norksi, this:http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&ll=4...,0.154495&z=13 will get you to prescott. You can zoom out to see how to get there.
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Old 02-25-2009, 09:21 PM   #17
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just be careful and not go to the nude beaches. Me and my son went sturgeon fishing about 25 years ago.We arrived at O dark thirty ,set up and was enjoying a beach by ourselves when all of a sudden my boy who was 12 at the time disapears, I go looking for him--- he wasnt interested in stugeon much the rest of the day....LOL He hasnt been the same since.
Kinda Chilly there now, could get frost bit.
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Put the places you are talking about, 1 that stands out is the Willows, I realy don't know where it's at, but have heard about it.
Someone at the store, if asked, should be able to give directions???
If there are too stores, I only remember the first one.
Thanks for this post.
Willow Bar? It's about 8.2 miles out on Reeder Rd, Blue Heron Herbary is on the left, then 1/10 mile further and an obvious ODFW entrance road on the right.

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Old 02-25-2009, 10:03 PM   #19
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any spots there that could double for both sturgeon and carp? I just want to catch "something"
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Old 02-26-2009, 06:53 AM   #20
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Thanks everyone for all the info... all we need to do now is hook one
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any spots there that could double for both sturgeon and carp? I just want to catch "something"
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