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Anyone going down this weekend? Was unable to go last weekend but heading down on Saturday, out of
John day. :cheers: Any thoughts?
 

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Plan on launching from John Day friday morning. Me in my boat and bottom feeder in his.

[ 06-10-2003, 09:31 AM: Message edited by: fishuntr2 ]
 

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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.
Thanks
 

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uboatcdr - Call Tackle Time (Warrenton), they are a sponsor on the front page. :smile:
 

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If you are launching from John Day there is a bait truck there... Free Willy's I think. They have fresh bait.

:cheers:
 

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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 !!!!
 

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i used to get them right across the road at that gas station from the JD ramp.do they still have them if free willy is not there?it has been a few years.NS out
 

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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!

Good to know there is a bait truck there!

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Hogmaster - Mike (FIB's son- Kingfisher85) is going to be selling the bait out of that truck this year. :smile:
 

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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.
 

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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:
 

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UBOATCDR if you are launching from JD, THE BAIT WAGON PHONE # IS (503) 338-7220. If that # does not work (503) 861-1201. She has good bait. Best of luck. :grin:
 

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Dang that was the last fish at marker 5! Dont try there any more because it is fished out :hoboy: :hoboy:

lwagg2 hope you dont fish that area because now there will be 100 people there. I guess that will open marker 3 back up for me


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Sunday was kinda slow all around. On Monday we found some fish, released many keepers ending up with 3 all over 52. Got into a really good bite. ( Lucky ) Took all but one in deeper water, 70 ft.
 

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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.
 

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We'll be down on Saturday. Putting in at John Day.
 

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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.
 

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