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Old 02-12-2010, 04:10 PM   #1
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Default New to Oregon - close by fishin' holes

Hello to you all here at Ifish,

My name is Mace , and i just moved here to Oregon and was wondering if any of you had some good close by places to take my kids fishing ( im sure you do ). I live in Beaverton, OR. and would like to find a good close by spot to take my teenage kids for some fishing. The type of fish doesnt matter , its just for some fun with family.

Anyhow, thanks for any advice and info and hope to be around the boards more in the future

Mace

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Old 02-12-2010, 04:17 PM   #2
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look at fish and game for stocking dates. march april may are a fun time for lake trout.
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Old 02-12-2010, 04:17 PM   #3
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Welcome to ifish and to Oregon. Are you familiar with northwest fishing? will you be fishing from a boat? it makes a difference. Also look at the open seat forum and try to hitch a ride, it will help you a lot.
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Old 02-13-2010, 01:20 PM   #4
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No boat fishing ( unless i find someon with one ). Mostly lakeshore and streams/rivers for me with the occasional ocean trip if/when we go to the coast.

No at all familiar with northwest fishing, Last time i was big into fishing was when I lived in West Virginia and then it was all cat fishin on the Ohio with some bass fishin mixed in. Just want to get back into it and my kids ( my 3 youngest livin at home ) really want to get into it too.

If this helps , my zip code is 97006 , Beaverton OR. so im looking for any advice on good lake and river spot with easy access where i wont get into any trouble for trasspassing etc.

**gonna do my research, but figured I'd ask here and get some tips from the actual people that fish the spots and know the area**

Thanks , Mace
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Old 02-13-2010, 01:25 PM   #5
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There's a boat rental at Hagg Lake, Boat Ramp C. I like to take my kid there in spring and fall. Let the water warm up before you go, though. Early spring can be slow fishing for kids (and cold).
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Old 02-13-2010, 01:30 PM   #6
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In May the shad start to show up. They can be caught from the shore in Oregon City at Clackamette Park, fairly simple fish to catch. They are a little difficult to clean so for many they just catch and release or keep some for crab bait.
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Old 02-13-2010, 01:41 PM   #7
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If you're just looking to get some trout....watch the ODFW stocking schedule for Commonwealth Lake (smack dab in the middle of Beaverton) or Bethany Pond on 185th and West Union (NW Beaverton).
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I'll second Hagg Lake. Great place to take the kids after it warms up. Tons of bank access and room for the kids to just run around. Barbecues too at ramp C.
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Old 02-13-2010, 04:21 PM   #9
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Oh and float power bait 12 to16 inches off the bottom or worms and a bobber. State record smallmouths have come out of there too.
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Old 02-13-2010, 04:52 PM   #10
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Welcome Mace

I have a week off at the end of April to chase some Spring Salmon and may be looking for some company to fish with in my boat, The only problem I would foresee is my capacity, Its a pretty roomy 17' aluminum boat but 5 would be awful tight, Maybe we could work out a couple days and get one out and then the others or something like that, I don't catch a lot of fish but I know what to do and where to go , and have had some luck. You can PM me what might work for ya and maybe we can work something out. You would just need a license and tags, I have some gear.




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Old 02-13-2010, 05:15 PM   #11
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Hello to you all here at Ifish,

My name is Mace , and i just moved here to Oregon and was wondering if any of you had some good close by places to take my kids fishing ( im sure you do ). I live in Beaverton, OR. and would like to find a good close by spot to take my teenage kids for some fishing. The type of fish doesnt matter , its just for some fun with family.

Anyhow, thanks for any advice and info and hope to be around the boards more in the future

Mace

* hope this is in the right forum area , if not feel free to move it *

Welcome to ifsh.

I hope this can help about finding location nearby.

I saw this posting on CL. It got removed but I was able to make a snap shot prior to the deletion. I hope some ifishers can find the nearby fishing locations and enjoy.

1. Barton Park, Clackamas—26 mi., 40 min.
Salmon, steelhead, fi n-clipped trout
Clackamas River. Good bank access. Boat ramp. Picnic area.
Weekend day-use fee for non-registered boats and cars. Take Exit
12, off I-205, Estacada/Mt. Hood. Go east on Hwy. 212/224. Turn
right onto Hwy. 224. Go about 5 miles. Turn right at Barton Store.
County park.

2. Benson Lake, Columbia River Gorge—
30 mi., 34 min.
Trout, largemouth bass, crappie, sunfish, bullhead
Stocked lake in Benson Lake State
Park. Good bank access, no boat
ramp. Float tubes, rafts. Open year-round
for fishing, park closes after
Labor Day. Picnic areas, restrooms.
Fee. Take I-84 E to Exit 30 just before
Multnomah Falls. State park.
Bluegill

3. Bethany Pond,
Bethany—12 mi., 16 min.
Trout, largemouth bass,
crappie, bluegill, bullhead
Small stocked pond in suburban
Washington County. Trout in early
spring, warm water year-round. From
Hwy 26 W, take Exit 64. Right
on 185th, left on W Union, left at
Shoreline Way, right at North shore Ct.
Crappie

4. Blue Lake Park, Fairview—14 mi., 24 min.
Trout, largemouth bass, crappie, bluegill, catfish,
sunfish
Stocked 62-acre lake in Blue Lake Park. Bank fishing. ADA accessible
dock. Boat rentals in summer. Size-limited private
boats allowed only in winter. Picnic areas, restrooms. Fee. From
I-84, take Exit 13, left at NE 181st, right at NE Sandy, left at NE
185th, right at NE Marine Dr. Metro park.

5. Canby Pond, Canby—25 mi., 37 min.
Trout, largemouth bass, crappie, bluegill
Small stocked pond in Canby Community Park. Trout fall to
spring. Year-round warm water fishing. Pond is open only to
youth 17 years old and under and persons who possess Disabled
Hunting and Fishing Permits. Picnic area, restrooms. I-5 south to
Canby. The park is on the east side of Hwy. 99E off Berg Pkwy.

6. Carver Park, Carver—21 mi., 31 min.
Salmon, steelhead, fin-clipped trout
Clackamas River. Bank fishing. Boat ramp. Restrooms. Picnic
tables. Weekend day-use fees for non-registered boats and cars.
Take Exit 12, off I-205, Estacada/Mt. Hood. Travel east on Hwy.
212/224. Right onto Hwy. 224. Right on Spring water Road. Turn
left at the end of the bridge. County park.
Walleye

7. Cathedral Park,
Portland—8 mi., 17 min.
Salmon, crappie, bass, bluegill,
catfish, sturgeon, walleye
Willamette River. Bank access. Boat
dock, boat ramp, picnic areas. ADA restroom.
Take Hwy. 30 to St. Helen’s,
turn right onto St. John’s Bridge. Park
is under the bridge. City park.
Steelhead

8. Cedar Oak Ramp, West
Linn—11 mi., 26 min.
Steelhead, salmon, shad,
crappie, bass, bluegill, perch
Willamette River. Boat ramp. Good
bank access to the river upstream from the ramp. Limited access
below the ramp. Parking. OR-43 to West Linn. Left at Cedar Oak
Drive, right to Elmran Dr. to park. City park.
Salmon

9. Chinook Landing boat launch,
Fairview—16 mi., 25 min.
Salmon, steelhead, sturgeon, shad, walleye, bass,
crappie, catfish
Six public boat launching lanes on the Columbia River give you
access to some of the most popular fisheries on the river. ADA accessible
docks, restrooms, parking. Off I- 84 east of Portland.
Metro boat launch.
Sturgeon

10. Clackamette Park, Oregon City—12 mi., 25 min.
Salmon, steelhead, shad, sturgeon, smallmouth bass
Confluence of the Willamette and Clackamas rivers. Boat ramp.
Extensive bank angling. Picnic area. Located off Hwy. 99E at
the north end of Oregon City. Easy access from I-205 and 99E.
City park.
Trout

11. Commonwealth Lake, Beaverton—8 mi., 15 min.
Trout, bass, bluegill, crappie
Stocked lake, in neighborhood park great for kids. Fishing
platform ADA-accessible. Picnic areas. Take exit 68 off Hwy. 26
W, turn left at Cedar Hills Blvd., right at SW Foothill Dr.

12. Cook Park, Tigard—12 mi., 21 min.
Largemouth bass, crappie, bluegill
Tualatin River. Boat ramp and dock. Great place to launch a
pontoon boat, fl oat tube or kayak and fish for bass. Picnic areas,
restrooms. Park is located south of Durham Rd. at the end of
92nd Ave. From I-5, take exit 291. City park.

13. Cross Memorial Park, Gladstone— 12 mi., 25 min.
Salmon, steelhead, fin-clipped trout
Clackamas River. Good bank angling at Cross Park and nearby
High Rocks. Other good bank angling spots on the Clackamas
include Carver near the mouth of Clear Creek, along Clackamas
River Road, at Bonnie Lure Park. Exit 11 off I-205, merge onto
82nd, right on E. Arlington, left on Portland Ave.
Large mouth Bass

14. Dorman Pond, Forest Grove—31 mi., 40 min.
Trout, crappie, bass, catfish
Stocked 8-acre pond west of Forest Grove at the junction of Hwy.
8 and Hwy. 6.
Small Mouth Bass

15. East Bank Esplanade, Portland—1 mi., 15 min.
Salmon, steelhead, crappie, bass, perch,
Willamette River. Fish from the 1.5-mile walkway along the east
bank from the Hawthorne Bridge to the Steel Bridge in downtown
Portland. City park.

16. Estacada Lake, Estacada—33 mi., 50 min.
Trout, steelhead, Chinook, Coho
Estacada Lake is a 150-acre reservoir on the Clackamas River
behind River Mill Dam. Fishing dock and ADA-accessible
fishing platform provide the only non-boating access. Boat ramp
in Milo McIver State Park at lower end of reservoir, picnic areas,
restrooms. Fee. Located about 4 miles southwest of Estacada.

17. Faraday Lake, Estacada—36 mi., 55 min.
Trout, recycled steelhead
Stocked 25-acre reservoir provides year-round fishing. Only
bank fishing is allowed—no boats, rafts, tubes. Located one mile
southeast of Estacada at the Faraday Hydroelectric Project. From
the parking lot, a footbridge leads across the river to the park.
PGE park.

18. George Rogers Park, Lake Oswego—9 mi., 20 min.
Steelhead, salmon, bass, crappie
Willamette River at its confluence with Oswego Creek. City park
provides excellent bank access. Picnic area with barbecue stands,
restrooms and ramp for launching hand-carried canoes. OR-43 to
611 State St.

19. Gilbert River, Sauvie Island—25 mi., 53 min.
Catfish, sturgeon, bass, walleye
Gilbert River boat ramp provides access to the river, Sturgeon
Lake and Multnomah Channel. Good bank fishing spots at many
sites along the river. Park in designated areas. A parking permit
is required. Get one at an ODFW license vendors or online.
Take Hwy. 30 to the Sauvie Island Bridge. Cross bridge. Stay
on NW Sauvie Island Road for about two miles. Stay right at the
Y intersection onto Reeder Road. Turn left off Reeder Road to
ramp.
Catfish

20. Haldeman Pond, Sauvie Island – 17 mi., 36 min.
Trout, crappie, bass, catfish
Stocked 2-acre pond offers good bank access. Ideal for kids. A
parking permit is required when on the Sauvie Island Wildlife
Area. Get one at an ODFW license vendors or online. Take Hwy
30 west. Cross the Sauvie Island Bridge, stay on Sauvie Island
Road, go about 2 miles and turn right on Reeder Road. Turn left
on Oak Island Road and go about 4 miles.
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Old 02-13-2010, 07:00 PM   #12
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I would also agree with Hagg Lake.

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Old 02-13-2010, 07:15 PM   #13
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hagg lake is a good place good amount of bass trout and blue gill to entertain the kids, not a bad price on the boat rentals either.

also in the spring time i recomend grabing the camping gear and going to dimond lake in central oregon for a weekend. do a google search on dimond lake there is alot of info on camping, fishing, boat rentals, and other activities. great place to catch fish (big trout)...if you go bring bug spray!!!
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Old 02-13-2010, 08:08 PM   #14
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Detroit is a drive for you but is the most stocked lake in Oregon. Plan a trip for some dock crabbing (ask for suggstions before you head out) or rent a boat in Tillamook.

Razor clamming starts soon. Best activity to wear some young boys out.

Check out the open seats threads. I see some good offers there
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Old 02-14-2010, 04:50 AM   #15
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If you're just looking to get some trout....watch the ODFW stocking schedule for Commonwealth Lake (smack dab in the middle of Beaverton) or Bethany Pond on 185th and West Union (NW Beaverton).
Dab is not in the middle of Beaverton, are you,Dab?
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Old 02-14-2010, 05:48 PM   #16
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Fishing resources courtesy of ODFW: http://www.dfw.state.or.us/resources/fishing/
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Old 02-15-2010, 08:35 AM   #17
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Dab is not in the middle of Beaverton, are you,Dab?
Well...ok...it is quite possible that "dab" is a little off-center from the middle of Beaverton. After all....a couple of brewski's could have been involved when posting.....after all.....it was opening weekend for the NASCAR Season......Cheers!
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