Do any of you know where I can get fresh anchovies? :shrug: I read that a person should
call in an order but I don't know where to go.
This will be my first trip sturgeon fishing so I don't know all the areas yet.
Was out there yesterday and free willy bait truck is there at the JD ramp from 5am to 10 am they have all your bait needs
we had a little luck off marker 3 other people was hitting them good around the point and 1 guy brought in a 60 inch monster from the 5 marker good luck !!!!
That store is gone. The pumps have weeds growing next to them that are higher than them and there is not a soul around. That guy specialized in selling the bait of the day anyway. Whatever he had in stock was what they were biting on!
Oh yes I will be back up there again but I have to take a side trip out of Tillamook seems there are salmon out there. Tackle Time and free willy both have fresh anchovies but take a look at your shrimp before you buy them. When they get busy like they have been they tend to get some that sit in the fridge to long.
Yeah we used to get bait at that store a long time ago. THere was a big guy there that I believe owned it. He always claimed to sell fresh bait and one day my dad and I walked in the back and caught him rock salting the anchovies and putting them in the fresh box. They were old bait he was trying to sell as new. :hoboy: I wonder if he is still around or alive???
At least some of the bait sellers now don't try pulling the wool over customers eyes like that. :cheers:
The gentlemen that used to own the John Day Mini Mart has been out of business for a number of years. His name was Pat and his diabetes got out of control and he ended up in the hospital for a long time with infections in his legs. Last I heard he was no longer able to take care of himself.
On the other hand Free Willy is down there with lots of bait.
Looks like I'll be there too on Saturday at the John Day area. If you are fishing in that area and care to call for a fishing report 503-539-8825 = Bernie. Love to share reports with others if you're willing.