Location: Smith and Umpqua Rivers
Starts: Late February
$300 per person, Maximum 6.
*Due to the incresed cost of doing buisness, I regrettably need to raise my prices until we can curb inflation, and gas prices start to come back down.
I'm sorry to do this, but I'm hoping it's temporary.
Join me on the Umpqua or Smith rivers for Striped Bass or 'Striper' fishing
Know Before You Go!
Here's my FAQ section on Striper fishing so you know what we're getting into.
What The Heck Is A Striper?
Striped bass are another transplant introduced on the West Coast in 1878 when 132 fry were released in San Francisco Bay. Additional releases and the fish's migratory urge brought “stripers” to Oregon's Coos River system by the late 1800s. Today, most striped bass are found in the Coquille and Umpqua/Smith rivers.
Striped Bass enter Umpqua Bay moving upriver into the upper tidal reach of the Umpqua River and Smith River.
Juvenile striped bass grow rapidly attaining a length of 16 inches by their third year with large individuals attaining a maximum length of 4 feet. Striped bass usually live between 10 and 12 years of age.
How Big Are These Fish?
They average around 10-15 pounds and there is no limit.
What Do I Need to Bring for the Trip?
ODFW Fishing License can be purchased here
There is a MyODFW app for your phone that works for purchasing a license.
Lunch, snacks and beverages for yourself, and or your guests. I would recommend something that would fit in a small cooler. Bring warm clothes, rain gear and a hat just to be safe.
Ninkasi has graciously provided beer if interested.
Do NOT bring Bananas please. It may be a superstition, but I have stories!
When and Where are we Meeting?
All trips begin when it is light out and last until our limit is met or 3pm; whichever comes first.
The meeting location will be decided at least a week before the trip.
Again, all participants are responsible for their own meals and ODFW fishing licenses and tags.