View Full Version : Hex Hatch at Barney Reservoir?
02-11-2009, 07:36 PM
I heard a rumor that these gigantic bugs hatch in Barney during early summer. Has anyone witnessed this up there? It is a catch and release fishery only, so Im hoping there is some nice fish in there. Any info anyone has would be awesome, I plan on heading up there this summer for sure.
05-15-2009, 09:22 PM
I went up to the reservoir and fished hex nymphs early in the morning today. The first fish I hooked was a beautiful Westslope cutt about 14" long. The rest of the day I got 5 rainbows around the same size. The rainbows were very weird lookin IMO. They had very aqua blue backs, and few spots still pretty. I didnt see any evidence of a hatch, but I will be back as the water warms up.
05-15-2009, 11:52 PM
were the rainbows posibley cokanee?
05-18-2009, 08:47 AM
hey might have been, I have never caught a kokanee. They seemed to be in the middle of the reservoir as opposed to the edges.
05-18-2009, 12:35 PM
that sound like cokanee and they have a little bit piontier nose that a trout too they are good eatin most have pink meat but I have caught some with white meat that was late April before all the snow was gone
05-22-2009, 11:39 AM
Where is Barney located?
05-22-2009, 01:26 PM
I believe it is out past Gaston around Hag lake
05-26-2009, 07:11 PM
it is outside of yamhill. The reservoir is the headwaters of the trask. Access is always available via N. Fork Trask Road. You can also get there through yamhill with the help of a decent map. The lumber company closes the gate around July 4th, and after that during the summer whenever they want. The reservoir is no motors (I think, maybe electric is ok) and catch and release. I will post some pictures in the next few days.
05-27-2009, 11:22 AM
Thanks Chris, never knew about this one..