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Bartman44

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Trip West - 2019
« on: Oct 02, 2019, 07:24 PM »
For our latest jaunt, the wife and I traveled to Oregon recently. Why not? We’ve never seen the Pacific Ocean and what a beautiful place to cast our eyes on it for the first time. We spent the first half of the vacation taking day trips up and down the coast from our home base in Newport and the second half in Central Oregon in a town called Bend with some famous trout streams, lava fields and volcanos, and 21 breweries. 

I only brought trout gear for the second half of the trip but the salmon were running when we hit the coast and I witnessed many anglers fishing for them from shore (river) and boat. Saw one boat land a nice salmon on a dodger rig in the Siletz River.  Many grey whales cruising up and down the coast, some very close to shore which was cool. We probably saw 40 of them the first day. 

I fished 5 different rivers/streams around Bend and caught fish in all of them but nothing big.  My biggest fish actually came from East Lake which is part of Newberry Volcanic National Monument. I know nothing about fly fishing lakes for trout so I threw on a woolly bugger and 4 casts later I had I nice rainbow.   I also caught a 15 inch brown in the Fall River on a dry fly. In any event, my goal is catch at least one trout in every western state I visit so mission accomplished. 

We took about 400 photos but here’s a sample of the scenery, wildlife,  and some of the places I fished.

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oatkasut

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Re: Trip West - 2019
« Reply #1 on: Oct 02, 2019, 08:25 PM »
WOW!  Thanks for the tour. Headed to Northern California myself next year. Maybe I should go to Bend,OR.

itsmedick

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Re: Trip West - 2019
« Reply #2 on: Oct 02, 2019, 09:01 PM »
nice beer. looks to be about 16 ounces.  maybe a stout. congrats

meandcuznalfy

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Re: Trip West - 2019
« Reply #3 on: Oct 02, 2019, 10:57 PM »
Nice pics, I spent a weekend in the Dalles this spring. Went to a wedding there, so I didn't have time to fish. Gonna head back some day it's beautiful out there.

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Re: Trip West - 2019
« Reply #4 on: Oct 03, 2019, 05:21 AM »
Great story and pictures Bart.  Looks like an awesome trip...
Sometimes we live no particular way but our own.....<br />Strangers stopping strangers just to shake there hand...<br />\"Dying is the easy part. Learning how to live is the hard part....\"

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Re: Trip West - 2019
« Reply #5 on: Oct 03, 2019, 06:09 AM »
Bart, great trip. Thanks for sharing it with us...h2l

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Re: Trip West - 2019
« Reply #6 on: Oct 03, 2019, 06:14 AM »
Awesome pics, thanks for sharing  :clapping: :thumbup_smilie:

gotagetm

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Re: Trip West - 2019
« Reply #7 on: Oct 03, 2019, 06:45 AM »
Awesome bartman!!!
Oregon is my favorite state!
My son lived in Portland a while I have friends in Eugene and relatives  in Bend!
My son used to fish the Columbia for steelhead and salmon, beautiful place
Me and wife were out there for couple weeks few years ago
Told her"That's my retirement place" 👍👍👍👍!

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Re: Trip West - 2019
« Reply #8 on: Oct 03, 2019, 06:52 AM »
 Great tour Bartman , awesome  pics 👍

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Re: Trip West - 2019
« Reply #9 on: Oct 03, 2019, 11:58 AM »
Sounds like a great trip!!! Thanks for sharing!!!
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reeleyz

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Re: Trip West - 2019
« Reply #10 on: Oct 03, 2019, 01:06 PM »
That is awesome!

Thanks for sharing.

Bartman44

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Re: Trip West - 2019
« Reply #11 on: Oct 10, 2019, 06:18 PM »
Thanks for the comments, been out of commission for a week. Day after I posted this I went fishing after work and got poison ivy all over my face, forehead, arms, etc.  Finally went to the doc and got steroids and clearing up now. And I caught no fish that night, just the ivy.  :P   

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Re: Trip West - 2019
« Reply #12 on: Oct 10, 2019, 06:51 PM »
Beautiful pictures. Thank you for sharing.
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filetandrelease

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Re: Trip West - 2019
« Reply #13 on: Oct 12, 2019, 09:34 AM »

 Great pics , thanks for walking us through it

 



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