Article from America's Outdoor
Journal on the Umpqua Bass Show.
Umpqua Smallmouth Bass Show
||Todd Hannah, The Oregon Angler Guide Service
Special Guest: Legendary angler and champion caster
Accommodations: Big K Ranch. Excellent local fishing
resort. Contact the Big K Ranch at (541) 584-2295 for
complete details, or you may call Todd Hannah at (800)
||Umpqua River near the town of Elkton
||Lamiglas 6' Medium Action Spinning Rod;
Shimano Aero Stradi ST2000FE Spinning Reel; Trilene XT 8 lb.
test line; Stan's Spin Spinnerbait lures; Smoke Berkley
||Cast in and around large boulders, and drift
4" hand-poured oxblood colored worms (other excellent colors
include watermelon, smoke w/blue flake, "green weenies", and
brown w/blue core) and 3" grubs through well defined deep
"slots." Cast and retrieve Stan's Spin spinnerbaits.
The Umpqua is renowned for its abundant smallmouth bass
populations. The area of river that Pro guide Todd Hannah
generally targets runs through private land and requires
permission from the owner to access. There is a strict
unwritten catch and release policy on this section of river.
Aggressive conservation efforts have enabled 100 fish days
to be a somewhat common occurrence on this particular drift,
making it one of the finest fisheries of its kind in the