Saturday, July 30, 2011

Take a Kid Fishing

Laurance Lake, Oregon
For those of you looking for a great place to take a kid fishing near Hood River or Portland, check out Laurance Lake.  The lake sits in the shadow of Mt. Hood and is only a short drive from Parkdale, Oregon... Easy striking distance from the PDX metro.  A non-motorized boat will make life easier for you although there is good bank access near the dam.  There's a great camp area if you want to make a weekend of it.  Expect to see other folks, especially on Saturday night.  However, the camp host does a great job keeping the peace.  You can have some great dry fly fishing in the mornings and evenings but trolling or stripping olive or black wooly buggers will put some huge numbers up!  Stop in at the Gorge Fly Shop (Hood River) or The Fly Fishing Shop (Welches) and they'll make sure you have the right bugs. 

Have fun!

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