Freshwater Stripers in Oregon

Sometimes fisherman can just be too smart for their own good. A number of years ago, this youthful angler insisted on casting a giant topwater striped bass plug near the mouth of Fiddle Creek Arm on Siltcoos Lake. He almost never caught anything, but one of the few largemouths he caught on his monstrous lure weighed nearly ten pounds and he did catch a striped bass weighing nearly 17 pounds on the same lure. He combined the traits of not listening to other derisive anglers with an impressive stamina when it came to casting the huge plug over and over with little to show for it. Sometimes those willing to try something really, really different get rewarded for it.

About Pete Heley

Writes and self-publishes Oregon and Washington fishing books.

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