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Page 12 Hells Canyon Journal August 8, 1990 By Gus Garrigus Sponsored By: Shop Halfway, Oregon Local Fishing: It is just rainbows. Or try it in the and all the north coastal too hot to enjoy any kind of morning. The results should streams, mostly in tidewater. fishing today. We do see lots be the same. Or try the high. Ochoco and Prineville reser- of folks giving it their best, lakes, drifting flies in the voirs remain good for trout, and they keep coming home prevailing winds most any as do East, Paulina, Morgan with bucketsful of crappies, evening. Fishing is good in' and Diamond lakes and More power to all such sports- eastern Oregon. Eagle and McNary, Tatone and Hat Rock men] Although,Brownlee Res- West Eagle, the Pine Creek ponds. ervoir has, according to re- tributaries and all other lo- Of Interest: We have re- cent reports, little dissolved cal streams are very produc: ceived -responses from Ore- oxygen to sustain any fish tive. gon and Idaho fish biologists life, the crappie fishing re- Northeast Oregon: Pil- concerning a California bi- mains hot. Bass fishingis only chef Creek, Phillips, Unity, ologist's suggestion that the poor to fair and the channel Balm Creek and Willow Creek bass we catch from local res- catfishing is also only fair. reservoirs are all trout fish- ervoirs are "Redeyes," which The reservoir remains full, ing's favorite spots at pres- seldom grow over 12" and over the water temperature is 65 ent. Don't like reservoirs? Try a pound and a half. degrees, the trout are not Penland, Jubilee, Morgan or Both Allan K. Smith of biting very well here. Oxbow Wallowa lakes for nice raln- Oregon and William D. Hor- and Hells Canyon reservoirs bows. Don't like reservoirs or ton of Idaho state, that all are somewhat more produc- lakes? Drop your lure into smallmouth bass found in tive for trout, and both are the Lostine, Imnaha, Wal- waters of the Snake River great for crappies and good Iowa, Powder or Burnt riv- and other parts of the west for bassandchannelcatfish, ers. All these are ' ser are Micropeterus dolomieu, Snake River below Hells friendly" for limits of trout, not M1cropterus coosae, the Canyon Dam is running at Southeast: The Malheur ' Redeye Bass." This species, low summer flows: 7,800 to River between Riverside and they say, is found only in a 10,900 cubic feet per second. Juntura is good for 12" - 16" restricted area of the South- Trout and bass bite at almost rainbows. The river is high eastern United States and is every cast for almost every and turbid, the trout are bit- not known to occur in Oregon fisherman. Most of these fish ing like crazy, or Idaho. Horton advises that are in the small to low me- Statewide: Get over to the there were 220,000 angler dium size. The best fishing Sandy, Clackamas or San- trips on Brownlee Reservoir can be found away from the tiam rivers for summer steel- in 1989 and the reason for all launch site, a very busyplace heading at its very best. the bass being 11-7.8" is that this time of year. Searun cutthroat, one of our all the larger ones are irnme- Pine Creek... now there very favorite gamefish, are diately filleted, due to the is a spot. Go out this evening now beginning to enter the enormous pressure on the with your favorite fly rod and catches on the Coos, Coquille, fmhery. He also notes that catch a quicklimit of nice size Millacoma, Siuslaw, Siletz Idaho took smallmouth bass BROKER - Mary Ann Carr SALES ASSOCIATES - Venna Moody 742-2040 (Home Phone) & Cynthia Valcarcel 742-5881 (Home Phone) REDUCED! ! 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J each 12" bass. From 1984 to 1989, the catch rate of 12" and larger bass increased five- fold. We intend to pursue this matter, hopefully talking to the Californian who got us off on the wrong foot initially. Thanks to David Andruss of Boise for his thoughtful letter concerning "catch-and- release" angling. We are not opposed to catch and release, Dave; we are opposed to the waste that occurs after the fmh are released. As you point out, more careful handling will increase the survival of the released fish. MOUNTAZN MAN LODDE & Open on Brownlee Reservoir Ice Pop Tackle Gas For your boating convenience! Prices Effective August 8 - August 11 VCR Movie Rentals Tea Bags Lipton Family .............. 24's $2.29 Pork & Beans W.F. ..................... 30 oz. 79 Sandwich Bread Eddy's ......... 24 oz. 99 Salad Dressing G. Season Italian ...... pk. 59 Water Chestnuts LaChoy sliced ............ 8 oz. 75 Popcorn Butter O-R Micro ........... 6/3.5oz.. $3.09 LoCal Sweetener Equal ........ pkt. 50 ct. $1.89 Fruit Cocktail D.M ......................... 17 oz. 89 Red Kidney Beans Hunts ............ 15.5 oz. 55 Potpourri Spray Glade ...... 7 oz. asstd. $1.09 Rug Cleaner Woolite Spot-Stain 16oz. $2.45 Clorox 2 ...................................... 61 oz. $2.99 Popsicles .................................... 18 ct. $1.19 Orange Juice W.F..................... 12 oz. $1,25 Bread W.F ........................................... 5's $1.65 PRODUCE Watermelon ...................................... 13 lb. Carrots .......................................... 2 lb. bag 39 Bananas ............................................ 3#/99 , MEATS Chicken Breasts ................................ $1.19 Cheddar Cheese S.V. Medium ........... $2.09 lb. Pork Spare Ribs $1.39 lb. :i ,i ~J