Fishing Adventures

Update Post

So i was gonna pick a winner to the contest last night at midnight. But fishing the river sure wears a guy out. So i didnt get to pick a winner until i woke up this morning. And the lucky winner is Brandon Hill of Dallas Oregon. Brandon is a young enthusiastic angler, and i know this spinner will be put to good use! He even told me he might start up a fishing blog in the spring, so look forward to some small stream cutthroat trout fishing from our winner! Next contest will have some better prizes, and it will be geared toward the steelhead fishermen.

Little Butte Creek: And some backwater im gonna try for bass later in the year.

As far as fishing reports. SKUNK. Thats really all i got to say about the last four times iv been to the river. Im not gonna let that discourage me, as i know fishing for steelhead is not easy. I went to the Sportsman Show this past friday, first time iv been to one. And it wasnt bad. Four dollars for admission for a few hours of entertainment and some good deals on fishing gear well worth it in my opinion. If your wondering what i bought i got 4 packs of Zoom bass baits at 2 bucks per pack (more then half off) one Krocidile 1/4 oz spoon for 2 bucks. Some UV Yarn for steelhead (will be part of my next giveaway) Backlash Tackle shop from Grants Pass Oregon, had by far the best booth. The coolest thing i bought though was a Survival Water Bottle for $20.00 This water bottle will save me money and lighten my load when i go camping and fishing. It filtrates 500 gallons of water. The pamphlet says its great for when you visit other country’s and you cant drink the water. Ill be using it at my local rivers and lakes.

Upper Table Rock

They said they had a couple “missed opportunities” when it came to the steelhead that day.

All the pictures from this post were from Saturday the 26th

Thanks for reading and participating in my contest. Tight lines!

BTW I just added a new page to the blog. Its called Fish Porn! Check it out!


7 responses

  1. Neil Selbicky

    Nice pics, Shane. There’s no bass in that backwater, but when I see you I will tell you what are there during the warmer months.

    February 28, 2011 at 8:04 PM

    • Great now im curious… Iv heard from a couple people about bass being there. Have you caught any steelhead since the super bowl?

      February 28, 2011 at 8:08 PM

      • Neil Selbicky

        I’ve never seen any bass there, and I’ve crossed there a lot over the years. The upper river has been slow since the early part of Feb. That is the way it usually is. The cold of Feb., the fish stage and stay below Rogue River/Grants Pass. There is always that early Feb. rush and I’m glad we both got in on it. Look for the run to move upriver now that March has arrived. We should see some warmer rains to bring the fish up. Only problem could be the high water moments where the Rogue River is not fishable (except in the high reaches).

        March 1, 2011 at 7:29 AM

  2. Mel

    Shoot, could not add to my spinner collection this time! Congratulations to the winner. Nice shots of the river. Beautiful area.

    March 1, 2011 at 8:47 PM

  3. Brandon hill

    wow! those are some cool pics shane. i like that butte creek picture. even if there are no bass in that area it would still be cool to check out just for the exploration part of it. were you in your toon for this?

    March 3, 2011 at 8:16 AM

    • Thanks Brandon! Wasnt in my toon. Havent floated the river yet in my little boat. Might do it in the spring when big steel comes down to fish.

      March 3, 2011 at 10:43 AM

  4. So you did not draw me? Shame on you! (Just kidding!)
    Nice images of the river. Looks like it’s a really nice scenery around there. Every little hill looks like a mountain if you live in an area as flat as a pancake. LOL
    Sorry to hear you got skunked. But you know, sometimes the fish wins.
    Down here along the coast the Black Drum run is on and still, my friend who lives almost right at the water and goes fishing almost daily even got skunked for several days in a row. I guess that’s just fishing.
    Next time you might be on the lucky side again.
    I had no chance to get down to the coast yet but hope within the next week to find time for a trip.

    March 3, 2011 at 3:17 PM

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