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I'm in Salem, Oregon - Where Can I Fish?


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Finally visiting the parents in Salem. Does anyone know places to fish this time of year? I'm guessing trout would be best.


I just don't know where I can access the Willamette (overgrown banks) or any sloughs, or if that's the best place to even go. May try a tackle shop next week, I feel lost here.


I don't really wanna buy a steelhead permit or whatever, but if I thought I could catch some I would. I'll be here through next week.


I'm stuck on the banks. Any ponds, creeks or rivers I could check? I'm in south Salem but willing to drive an hour maybe. 


Help!!! :) 

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The silence here is deafening but you guys were all correct in your responses: there is nowhere to bass fish right now in Salem! Haha


I tried Minton Brown Island the Saturday after Thanksgiving. It rained, it was shallow, and there was no signs of life. But it was free to fish the two days after the holiday so I didn't spend $100 on a license to find out.


Visited family so it's all good. Saw a small pond in the industrial part of the city stocked with trout and people catching them.

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