Butterfield Lake – Oregon’s Overlooked Coastal Jewel.

Being planted with rainbow trout for the last several years coupled with yellow perch becoming established in the lake is bad news for the 25 acre lake’s once healthy bluegill and crappie populations. Warmouth have existed in lake in very low numbers for decades.

Dwayne Schwartz’s 6 pound six ounce post-spawn buzzbait lunker proves that not all of Butterfield’s largemouth bass are small and thin.

Pete Heley battles a feisty Butterfield rainbow planted several months earlier.

Pete Heley holds up the rainbow prior to releasing it.

About Pete Heley

Writes and self-publishes Oregon and Washington fishing books.

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