The Oregon Bass & Panfish Club is a family-oriented club whose members enjoy fishing for bass, walleye, yellow perch, crappie and sunfish. The club was founded in 1958 and has about 300 members.
They meet monthly in Portland throughout the year and also plan regular activities from March to October throughout the region. Activities include an annual fishing contest, volunteer projects, camp-outs, picnics, and fish-ins.
The club has long worked closely with the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife on warmwater fish projects, including the St. Louis and Hartman ponds and Henry Hagg Lake. Club members also have volunteered to transplant warmwater fish, improve fish habitats and help at kids fishing events.
Since the early 1960s, the Oregon Bass & Panfish Club has kept Oregon’s official state records for warmwater fish.
Meetings are open to the public, but members receive a monthly bulletin with additional information, including fishing tips. Annual membership dues are $20 annually (age 16 and older) for one person or $25 for two people at the same address.
For more information about the club and its meetings and activities, see their website.
Oregon Bass & Panfish Club articles on this website
The following were written by club supporters:
Which Crappie Did You Catch? by Bud Hartman
John Day Smallmouth Fishing (Spring) by Steve Fleming
John Day Smallmouth Fishing (Summer) by Steve Fleming
What Kind of Bass Is It? by Russ Miyada
The Best Rod, Reel, Line & Lure for Crappie Fishing by Bob Judkins
Best Months to Catch Oregon Bass, Walleye & Panfish by Paul Ingraham
How to Catch Bass with the NED Rig by Rich Tombleson