View Full Version : Sandy river reports and open seats!
03-16-2009, 07:59 PM
This report is partly an advertisement, so if that offends you, consider yourselves warned!:D
Fishing is and has been excellent. Don't wait for the river to drop or 'clear', etc, you will miss it! The place I have private access to has been on fire the last two days. Yes, the day the river shot up to 10.7 or whatever and today, as well. If anyone is interested in these bank trips, let me know. Private access to one of the best drifts on the Sandy and a short hike to the 'guaranteed' hole among others. pm me or call me for prices and info.
This week, the 17th, 19th and 21st are booked for float trips from Dodge down and/or Revenue down. That means the 18th and 20th are open and I'd like to get them filled. You can choose from a full day float or a half or full day bank trip. Again, call or pm me for details.
To make this less of an ad, you can post on this thread with any questions about the fishery, methods, tips, water heights, etc. Whatever you can think of, I don't care. I will gladly answer and share info even if you don't plan on fishing with me. I don't mind one bit!:D
I am willing to 'wheel and deal' to fill these days!!
Also, any mention to family members, coworkers, etc, is much appreciated!
03-18-2009, 05:52 PM
ED when is a good time to start looking for springers in the Sandy I've heard the Columbia has been puting out some and I've seen some geting picked up in the Willamette Also?
03-18-2009, 10:04 PM
A few years ago, the Sandy changed to native brood stock and the timing has changed. There are some early fish, but generally they are later in the season. They should change the name to summer chinook:eek:
Hopefully this year is different. If they come in in May, I will let you know. I have a hunch that this year they will!
03-18-2009, 10:11 PM
Trips are booked for the week, pending confirmation for Friday, but it sounded solid.
Anyone for next week!:rolleyes:
I have three days open as of right now. Mon, Tues and Thurs.
Thanks to all that booked or have gone already! Good times and great people. Wait 'til you here some stories from the last 2 weeks! I have to get to bed!
03-19-2009, 08:31 PM
Filled out the week and part of next week too!
Got some nice fish today and lost a bunch (3 for 8) after two slow days. The guys today were good fishermen but had to be somewhere early, so we had about a 2/3 day. We didn't even get to fish the guaranteed hole! Man, it was hard to row over that sucker and not stop and fish! No tellin what our #s would have been there. Other reports I got from some buddies have me pretty excited about tomorrow! We're gonna coon 'em. I'll post some pics when they are sent to me.
If you want to go next week, let me know asap. I do have some openings.
There were more trees down than I've ever seen. One main channel was completely blocked and we had to go down a side channel. Another tree further down was COMPLETELY across the river! There was a little place where the branches had broken off and we were able to squeek over. When the river gets a tad lower, were gonna have to carry the boat around it or bring a saw, so be careful out there.
Mr. R & B
03-19-2009, 08:53 PM
Thanks for the report.
What have you found to be the most productive approach this week?
03-20-2009, 10:55 AM
Getting a few on #5's for not much effort. If that helps any..
03-20-2009, 07:31 PM
chunks of prawn meat and jensen eggs have been good. Sandshrimp hasn't been procucing? Bob's guests got some on pink worms, mine have not. Did get one spinner hookup two days ago at the girlscout hole after nothing else got bit.
03-21-2009, 08:07 PM
Hmm, things slowed down for me. Yesterday was a skunk for my client. I couldn't hook any for him, either. Bob's crew ended up getting into some nice ones, though.
Today wasn't bad, though. 4 strikes, 3 on and two nates landed on a rising river. My guests today bought my trip at the CCA banquet last September. They had a great time and want to go again!
We got one on pink worms, one on drift fished sandshrimp tail, one on "cheater" bobber drift fish rig with sandshrimp and one spinner strike that didn't stick. Both of those trips were Dodge down. We should've done Rev down, I guess.
The river came up today and early summers are due! Someone has to have gotten some by now. Fishing is typically good for wild fish in to mid april and early summers will be the main target by then, anyway. Call me if you want to do any of the following floats: Oxbow to Dabney in the driftboat, Dodge to Oxbow in the raft, or Revenue bridge to Dodge park, in the raft. If you haven't seen both of the upper floats, you need to see them. You just won't believe it. In my opinion, the Dodge down float is way prettier than the Deschutes and more interesting. It is kinda apples and oranges, though. The Rev down float is amazing, too, but the canyon area on the Dodge float makes it the winner in the scenery department. It has water falls, too!
Ryan K, Ready for Wednesday? gonna be awesome!
03-21-2009, 08:23 PM
Ed, We cant wait !! Im heading to oxbow park on tuesday also any thing thats working better than others right now? Ive been using spinners and drift fishing yarn balls and pink worms. All I have caught are those weird looking sucker fish!
03-21-2009, 08:37 PM
Call me and I will tell you specific spots in Oxbow to get 'em. Well.......have a good shot at gettin' 'em. Sounds like the methods your using should work.
04-01-2009, 10:26 PM
What's the oxbow report lately? Anyone having any luck?
04-02-2009, 09:36 PM
sorry, If I had a report, I'd share.
However, once she settles down a little, It should be good. You might have to work for them, but the chance at some quality fish should make it worthwhile.
04-02-2009, 09:38 PM
Ive fished here a few times in the last few weeks I have not caught anything but Ive heard of a few being caught Ill be heading out that way again tomorrow to try again. Ill report back tomorrow night
04-03-2009, 09:25 AM
I was bombin gophers at Camp Angelos two days ago and got into two little fins, and one clipper at the very bottom end before the turn, on yarnies, and spinners. Saw two DB's, one had two fish in the boat, and the others had a long line release at what I assume is the Salmon hole, by the way it was described. Slow, but seemingly consistent when the water is flowing at a half manageable rate.
04-03-2009, 12:23 PM
Where is this Salmon Hole you speak of:confused: Sounds like somewhere I want to hit. Or maybe I know it as a different name (funny how different people refer to the same hole with different names....I think i'll star a thread on this...):)
04-04-2009, 10:44 AM
It is not the drift that guys anchor up in, and drift fish just below the Oxbox launch, but I imagine it was the next deep slot a bit downriver from there. On the downstream port side. I am not sure if it is still within the parks accessible areas, but they were all kinds of stoked to get fish in a hole normallly fished hard in two weeks aparantly. Ho many Salmon holes are there on the Sandy? I know I have heard two places referred to as such.
05-04-2009, 09:45 PM
Hey Ed, What are you doing this thursday?
05-05-2009, 09:44 PM
ummmmm,,,,, sounds like I'm going fishing?