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I am fairly new to the portland area and love to catch bass.  I grew up on the east side and most of my fishing buddies there said that I could catch fish all year long.  But I have had a thought time catching them in the colder months?  i just need to know what to key on and i can take it from there.  Also I need to join a club some suggestions would be nice.

Rip Lips,

Brad


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Hey Brad! I am sure that one of the guys that are more familiar with cold weather fishing can help you out with some thoughts. It has been so long since I have fished in the western cold about all I remember is small plastics and a lot of shake shake shake...

The best way to get some info on a bass club in your area is to either get this area hopping so that someone will wonder in here OR cehck out your local tackle stores for flyers. The small tackle shops usually know how has a club going and can give you some background on them.

It is great to finally get someone from up your way!

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I see that some people have taken a look here but don't have any thing to say.  Iam not asking for you secret spot I would not give you mine.  But I would point you in a direction that would help you out.  I have a proposal.  I grew up in the Bordman area.  If you are from Oregon and a bass fisherman you know the area.  I will take anyone who is willing to go with me out and show you the area.  In return all I ask is that we could sit down and look over some river maps so that you could show me what I need to look for in this area. 

I am offering a trip to McCormick, and Patterson slues.  Both of them I know very well.  Lets  see who up for it?

Green fish OR Brown  We will have agreat time.

Brad

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You can find some good Largemouth fishing down there in the lower Columbia.I use a jig and pig for most of my winter bass fishing.Fish it slow, very slow.If you want to take a drive up around the John day river there you can get into some fine Smallmouth fishing.Again use the jig and pig or fish the deep water with bladebaits.Keep in mind that lake Umatila has some monster Walleyes in it.Just down below the John day Dam you will have a good chance at 10 lb + eyes.
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Good luck and be safe

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bebanker I don't live up in your part of the country but I'm sure that someone around here knows your area. Yellow Bear good to see you again  ~c~ ~c~ and bebanker if you get up there and hook up with Yellow Bear I know he can put you on to some fish  ~c~ ~c~

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I am pretty versed in the areas east of the Johnday, and you are right the fishing there is great.  I have been out on the river in the Scapoose bay area and caught some smallies.  I am a little cautious about running around down in this area.  There is a lot of logs and debris in the river.  I am pirmairly a small mouth fisherman and have been able to find a few of them but the lower Columbia is a big area.  I have spent quite abit of time fishing the small channels around scapoose and I think that I have flipped a jig or spinner bait to every pilling there is there.  I don't know how to fish the tides very well and I am always worried about getting stuck in some slue.  How about some tips.  or a little more specific area.

Thanks
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Brad

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  All of the back waters are good.
Pick up a tide chart.
Fish shallow on the in comeing tide and deep on the receading tide.
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Thanks for the info.  The offer is still on the table.  But then again I love to fish so If someone would like to go Let me know.  I would love to go and make some new fishing buddies.  You can never have enough of those.

Brad