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BYU and Oregon Fan Here--I Come in Peace!

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I'm a BYU alumnus who cheers for his alma mater, yet also cheers for Oregon as my #2 team (my late father who passed away from cancer recently, was from Eugene and was a big ducks fan) so I may be dressed up as a walking-contradiction on 9/17 wearing both BYU and Oregon gear at the game (since I root for both my alma mater (BYU) and my late father's team (Oregon)). 
 

I plan to come up to Eugene from Texas both for the game and to see my late father's Eugene roots.  Anyways I'm hoping to catch some great fishing in the area (both inland and coastal, my father loved to fish up there) and do some tailgating to get the full UO experience, knowing y'all have the most passionate fanbase in the Pac12.  Still trying to figure out if I'll be driving up or flying in (we play Baylor the week before so I want to go to that game too).  Any fishing and tailgating recommendations?  

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On 4/18/2022 at 9:52 PM, BYUTexan said:

I'm a BYU alumnus who cheers for his alma mater, yet also cheers for Oregon as my #2 team (my late father who passed away from cancer recently, was from Eugene and was a big ducks fan) so I may be dressed up as a walking-contradiction on 9/17 wearing both BYU and Oregon gear at the game (since I root for both my alma mater (BYU) and my late father's team (Oregon)).  I plan to come up to Eugene from Texas both for the game and to see my late father's Eugene roots.  Anyways I'm hoping to catch some great fishing in the area (both inland and coastal, my father loved to fish up there) and do some tailgating to get the full UO experience, knowing y'all have the most passionate fanbase in the Pac12.  Still trying to figure out if I'll be driving up or flying in (we play Baylor the week before so I want to go to that game too).  Any fishing and tailgating recommendations?  

Welcome @BYUTexan! You are in good company. I, too, am a BYU alum, and I was born and raised in Oregon. So Ducks are 1a and BYU is 1b.

 

I can’t direct you in any way re: fishing, but wanted say hello to a fellow Duck/BYU fan.

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Awesome!  My father went to Winston Churchill Highschool (Class of 72?), joined the LDS church in Eugene in 1968, played church basketball with Danny Ainge and was fellowshipped by the family of NFL Tight End pioneer Todd Christensen who's father was the bishop in Eugene.  My father always spoke fondly of Eugene and I can't wait to visit!

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Welcome, and since I am over the Cougars kicking our butt in basketball...I can say now that sincerely.  Fans of all schools are welcome, and please know--we do have some friendly Utah fans here as well!  Do post your opinions, and perhaps this fall you can give us your thoughts on your football team prior to our big game.

 

BTW...I gave you a BYU helmet avatar for fun and it looks great.

 

And--as a note to everyone?  The reason he might have come in walking on eggshells?  It is because I revised our registration process and got it completed TODAY.  I warn new members FIVE TIMES in the registration process that we are different here, have rules and enforce them immediately.

 

Most who join are great people and we really have a wonderful community, but some will sign up and fling mud and feign ignorance of the rules when I email them.  Our deletion/editing rate of over 10,000 posts was only 1/4th of 1% in the first quarter, but it seems a large number of those are newbies who don't believe we are serious about maintaining a GREEN REFUGE from the nastiness of the real world.

 

Thus good people, like BYUTexan are quite welcome.

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September is a good time to go chinook salmon fishing on the coast out of Winchester Bay (mouth of the Umpqua River). There are numerous guides available that know the area very well. The fall run of chinook in that area is well known for fish that range from 20 to +50 lbs. 

 

It is approximately a 90 minute drive from Eugene. 

 

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For tailgating you would be welcome to join us anytime. Our tailgates vary in size, but usually have 10 to 15 people stop in to join us. We tailgate in the parking lots across from the main entrance to Autzen Stadium. 
 

Btw…watched Danny Ainge score over 50 points on our BB team in high school. 

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On 4/18/2022 at 11:47 PM, Drake said:

For tailgating you would be welcome to join us anytime. Our tailgates vary in size, but usually have 10 to 15 people stop in to join us. We tailgate in the parking lots across from the main entrance to Autzen Stadium. 
 

Btw…watched Danny Ainge score over 50 points on our BB team in high school. 

He was quite the athlete.  He also was really good at baseball, having gone pro as well.  One of the first two-sport professional athletes.  

 

I look forward to joining you at your tailgate, let me know if I can bring anything.   

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On 4/18/2022 at 11:35 PM, Drake said:

September is a good time to go chinook salmon fishing on the coast out of Winchester Bay (mouth of the Umpqua River). There are numerous guides available that know the area very well. The fall run of chinook in that area is well known for fish that range from 20 to +50 lbs. 

 

It is approximately a 90 minute drive from Eugene. 

 

Started looking at fishing charters for Winchester Bay and surprisingly they aren't all that expensive!  

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On 4/19/2022 at 6:30 AM, BYUTexan said:

Started looking at fishing charters for Winchester Bay and surprisingly they aren't all that expensive!  

I would look for a smaller guide boat. When you say charter my mind leaps to a boat that Carry’s 10 to 12 people… you definitely don’t want that. 

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On 4/19/2022 at 6:15 AM, BYUTexan said:

He was quite the athlete.  He also was really good at baseball, having gone pro as well.  One of the first two-sport professional athletes.  

 

I look forward to joining you at your tailgate, let me know if I can bring anything.   

If you can see my profile it should have contact info…I think…if not let me know…text me and we can connect.

Btw…never required to bring anything to our tail gates…people generally over supply everything.

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On 4/19/2022 at 6:15 AM, BYUTexan said:
On 4/18/2022 at 9:47 PM, Drake said:

Btw…watched Danny Ainge score over 50 points on our BB team in high school. 

He was quite the athlete.  He also was really good at baseball, having gone pro as well.  One of the first two-sport professional athletes.  

That 1976-77 basketball season for boys class AAA was, in my opinion, the greatest year ever. As the state tournament began, there were four teams who were undefeated, with each one led by a star player. Lake Oswego had Jeff Stoutt, Parkrose (a power back then) had Ray Blume, Grant had Mark Radford, and defending champion, North Eugene, had Danny Ainge. Lake Oswego lost to Parkrose in the quarterfinals. Parkrose lost to North Eugene (51-40) in the semifinals. And, North Eugene won their second consecutive state title in the final, beating Grant 56-45. North Eugene coach, Barney Holland, eventually became an assistant coach for the Ducks.  And, of course, the Ducks fanned on keeping Danny Ainge in Eugene for college while the Beavers recruited the three other guys for their still-powerful basketball team.

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On 4/19/2022 at 11:12 AM, WiseKwacker said:

That 1976-77 basketball season for boys class AAA was, in my opinion, the greatest year ever. As the state tournament began, there were four teams who were undefeated, with each one led by a star player. Lake Oswego had Jeff Stoutt, Parkrose (a power back then) had Ray Blume, Grant had Mark Radford, and defending champion, North Eugene, had Danny Ainge. Lake Oswego lost to Parkrose in the quarterfinals. Parkrose lost to North Eugene (51-40) in the semifinals. And, North Eugene won their second consecutive state title in the final, beating Grant 56-45. North Eugene coach, Barney Holland, eventually became an assistant coach for the Ducks.  And, of course, the Ducks fanned on keeping Danny Ainge in Eugene for college while the Beavers recruited the three other guys for their still-powerful basketball team.

There probably wasn't that much that Oregon could have done to lure Ainge as he was LDS, so naturally he would choose BYU.  Same with Tualatin star RB Luke Staley (though recruited by most of the Pac 12 schools) who would go on to choose BYU because of his background.  It was just what it was, a unique recruiting situation for players with those backgrounds.  Granted that has changed and many with LDS backgrounds (like Penei Sewell and Haloti Ngata) have been choosing schools other then BYU as other schools are letting their athletes serve missions.   

 

Though the hype over finally gaining P5 membership was initially surrounding the football program, I think our basketball program is going to see the biggest boost being in the same conference with Kansas.  

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I know I'm sounding like a broken record (and a Mom) when responding to anyone talking about going on/near the water here for any reason, but wear a life jacket!

 

And welcome in advance to Oregon, Eugene, and Autzen!

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I'll make sure to wear a life jacket, I learned to never underestimate the power of the cold ocean water!

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On 4/19/2022 at 4:28 PM, BYUTexan said:

I'll make sure to wear a life jacket, I learned to never underestimate the power of the cold ocean water!

And in Oregon, the river and lake water too! 🙂

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On 4/19/2022 at 4:12 PM, BYUTexan said:

There probably wasn't that much that Oregon could have done to lure Ainge as he was LDS, so naturally he would choose BYU.  Same with Tualatin star RB Luke Staley (though recruited by most of the Pac 12 schools) who would go on to choose BYU because of his background.  It was just what it was, a unique recruiting situation for players with those backgrounds.  Granted that has changed and many with LDS backgrounds (like Penei Sewell and Haloti Ngata) have been choosing schools other then BYU as other schools are letting their athletes serve missions.   

 

Though the hype over finally gaining P5 membership was initially surrounding the football program, I think our basketball program is going to see the biggest boost being in the same conference with Kansas.  

Great take. But when you are in the B12 and ranked No. 13 in the final college football PO Committee Poll you will be going to a much better bowl than playing UAB in an off the radar exhibition game.

 

Probably would have played Clemson or Miss St in 2021?

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I would suggest for a very Oregon Coast fishing experience that you find a charter in Pacific City on a dory. They launch off the beach on the leeward side of Cape Kiwanda. The very nice ling cod in my picture was caught off a dory very close to Cape Kiwanda. The picture was taken less than a minute after I pulled it in. The reason I'm dressed so warm is that it was caught in January. Click on my picture and you can see a bigger version of it.

 

Welcome to Oregon!

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On 4/20/2022 at 4:01 PM, Jon Sousa said:

I would suggest for a very Oregon Coast fishing experience that you find a charter in Pacific City on a dory. They launch off the beach on the leeward side of Cape Kiwanda. 

As a guy who fished commercially off Cape Kiwanda in the late 70’s and early 80’s, I gotta agree with Jon here!  


You will find no better experience than launching off the beach, limiting out with bottom fish and salmon, then riding the boat through the surf and onto the beach.  It’s about 3 hours north and west of Eugene, but we’ll worth the trip.

 

Welcome to our little slice of heaven!

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On 4/20/2022 at 4:28 PM, PittDuck said:

Welcome to our little slice of heaven!

 

For more than 100 years, dory boats have been launched into the ocean from Cape Kiwanda on the Oregon Coast. Meet a dory-boat fisherman and his young sons in this compelling five-minute video shot in Pacific City.

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The McKenzie River near Springfield easily is among the most popular fishing streams in the Willamette Valley.

 

The McKenzie has abundant wild and hatchery trout, runs of both spring Chinook and summer steelhead, and at least some angling opportunities all year.

 

This river is on our top choice for Western Oregon in our run-down of Best Fly Fishing Rivers in Oregon, and there are a number of local guides who specialize in fly fishing here.

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One more....

 

Southwestern Oregon’s Umpqua River system offers some of the state’s best and most diverse river fishing in its mainstem and two big forks.

 

Here you can find some of the biggest Chinook salmon around (both in the spring and fall), steelhead (both summer and winter runs) and fall coho.

 

You’ll also find some of the region’s best fishing for hard-fighting non-native species including astounding numbers of smallmouth bass and shad and some giant striped bass.

 

Suggest a guide from the Reedsport area for lower river salmon, sturgeon, or striped bass. A guide from Roseburg, Sutherlin, or Glide can get you steelhead, trout, salmon or smallmouth depending on water conditions from rain or no rain. The upper river is likely to be low in mid September.

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And still one more...

 

Oregon Ducks fans are renowned around the globe for their wonderfully accommodating hospitality to opposing fans. We have won thousands of awards for our tremendous sportsmanship, and as soon as we can find evidence of even one of them, we will let you know.

 

Even though Washington Huskies fans hate us and are irredeemably stupid and psychotic, we go out of our way to ensure that they have a unique and exciting fan excursion in a setting that we don’t offer to any other fan base.

 

It just so happens that there is awesome fishing (heh-heh) in the rapidly rushing, not-too-shallow stream at the top of 620-foot-high Multnomah Falls. It also just so happens that the rocks in that stream are very, very slippery and that the current is very, very strong.

 

Husky fans go head-over-heels for this breathtaking nature experience.

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Axel, my man, you are just too much!

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On 4/20/2022 at 11:55 PM, EastBayDuckDad said:

Axel, my man, you are just too much!

Axel posting is "must read content" in much the same way Oregon football games are "must see TV"...meaning that since I've discovered them both, I never fail to take advantage of ingesting them as rapidly as possible!

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My father mentioned fishing at a spot called Sister Peaks?  Is that nearby?

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