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Bobber and bait
Bobber and Bait or Fly Rig for Sunfish or Perch

Bobber and Jig
Bobber and Jig Rig for Crappie

Bait and Slip-sinker
Bait and Slip-Sinker Rig for Catfish

Warm Water Fishing in Oregon - Tackle

Basic Fishing Tackle

  • A 5½ to 7 foot medium-action rod with spincast reel is easiest to operate for a beginner
  • 4 to 8 pound test line
  • Hooks – Variety pack of bait-holder style with sizes 10, 12 or 14 for sunfish, crappies and perch, and sizes 4, 6 or 8 for bass, walleyes and catfish
  • Sinkers – Variety pack with several sizes of split shot, sliding, and dropper styles
  • Bobbers – Small tapered ones have less resistance and are less easily detected by fish when they bite
  • Small barrel swivels (for slip-sinker rig)
  • Crappie jigs

Rigging Up

Different rigs and baits may work better at particular places and times of year, so ask a local bait or tackle shop for up-to-date fishing information.

Fisherman's Knot Examples


Loose knot

Pulled Tight

knot pulled tight

Fishermans Knot Examples

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