Re: Umpqua river east of I-5
I fished the umpqua around the tyee area which is ten or fifteen miles west of I-5 weekend before last. My dad and i fished out of a canoe and drifted nine hours and fished a little over seven miles. We caught somewhere between 60 and 80 small mouth each. The hot lures for me was a little panther martin spinner with gold body, black blade with red spots. It was nonstop action on that spinner, although most of the fish were smaller. The other hot lure was an excalibur fat free shad in the fingerling size, pale colour. cuaght mostly bigger fish some around two pounds. Tried other crankbaits, spinners, and plastics, but these two were the most productive. I mostly fished the crankbait because i liked catching bigger fish. My arm and wrist were almost to tired at the end of the day to work the crankbait anymore! good luck.