Fishing - A great way to spend the 4th of July in Oregon

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We wanted to do something different this year, avoiding the carnivals, large crowds and festivities.  There is nothing wrong with those events, in fact they are very patriotic.  We just were in the mood for something quiet.  So, my husband and I made plans to go fishing this morning.  We are not experienced fishers by any means, we have only been out a handful of times. 

So we obtained or fishing licenses, rounded up the gear (dusted it off) and set the alarm to get up early. We checked the Oregon Fishing Guide to find out the limits, required bait and where to go.  After a quick breakfast we headed out to Silver Creek Reservoir this morning.  I have driven by many times showing property in Silverton, but never actually been to the Reservoir.

Silver Creek Reservoir

The lake is beautiful.  There is a fishing pier, 2 boat docks and trails to vairious fishing spots.  Swimming is allowed, as are non-motorized boats.  Parking is only $2. 


There were many kayakers coming and going while we spent the morning there.  As they day warmed, swimmers and sun bathers appeared too. 

kayaking on Silver Creek Reservoir

A small flock of ducks came by to visit a few times, but what really caught our eye was the hawks, dive bombing into the water and catching fish.  They would fly by once or twice with their prize, as if to rub it in.

Ducks on the Silver Creek Reservoir

In the end, we did not catch any fish, but had a wonderful, relaxing time.  It was wonderful, and we will be back!  Happy 4th of July to you!  May you enjoy your families and your freedom that was fought so hard for, by so many.

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Jordon Wheeler
The Jordon Wheeler Group - Fairburn, GA
J W Group Real Estate Sales and Service

Hi Catherine,

Fishing sounds like a good idea for relaxing today.  I worked much of the day.  Will try to enjoy some fireworks tomorrow.

Best of GREAT success to you in 2014!

Jul 04, 2014 10:43 AM #1
Sharon & Bruce Walter
Keller Williams Realty Lafayette, IN - Lafayette, IN
West Lafayette homes for sale

Catherine, this looks like a wonderful place to spend a holiday, or any day for that matter!

Jul 04, 2014 10:50 AM #2
Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

Catherine, We saw many cars and trucks loaded with kayaks so the 4th was a great day for that.

Jul 05, 2014 07:10 AM #3
Evelyn Johnston
Friends & Neighbors Real Estate - Elkhart, IN
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What a peaceful day you had! We did as well, but among about 40 people at our Son's house.  Friends, Family, Neighbors and Co-Worker's all gathered to spend the day and evening watching the display the kids have every year.  Also fun and relaxing!

Jul 05, 2014 09:44 AM #4
Donna Foerster
HomeSmart Realty Group - Parker, CO
Metro Denver Real Estate Assistant

Love that last photo Catherine. I'm sure it was exceptionally peaceful. I may have to plan something similar next year. I don't know a thing about fishing, but I'm willing to learn!

Jul 05, 2014 12:11 PM #5
Kristin Hamilton CA Realtor
Sun Lakes Realty - Banning, CA
(909) 557-6966- Specialize 55+ Communties Banning

Hi Catherine,

What a lovely place to watch the fireworks and fish. Thanks for sharing a piece of your area where many must want to move to.

Jul 06, 2014 01:31 PM #6
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