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Fishing near Seaside and Driving to San Francisco

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Fishing near Seaside and Driving to San Francisco

This August we will be staying five days in Seaside then driving south to San Francisco. Should we drive down 101 to Florence and then to Crater Lake National Park, then to San Francisco? Or should we simply stay on 101 all the way south. We are flying home from San Francisco? Any suggestions on where to Fish along the way? We are traveling with your 3 year old and spending 5 Days in the Seaside area and four days to drive to San Francisco. We will be in San Francisco for four days.

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1. Re: Fishing near Seaside and Driving to San Francisco

Having been to Crater Lake, and having driven the coastal route down to SF, I'd stick to the coast, personally. Crater Lake is gorgeous, but I just enjoy the coastal route so much more--plus that way you can see the redwoods.

One possibility that might allow you to do both would be to take the coastal route as far as Crescent City CA then cut over inland on Rt. 199 to Grants Pass and go to Crater Lake from there and then south to SF on I-5. That way you could at least get a bit more of the coast and a taste of the redwoods (although you'd miss a lot of good stuff further south doing that).

It's a tough choice.

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2. Re: Fishing near Seaside and Driving to San Francisco

You don't say how you are getting to Seaside. Will you have seen Columbia Gorge or Mt St Helens already? So have seen some of our mountain country.

The best Redwoods are south of Crescent City. If Crater Lake high on agenda you could head inland at Reedsport for Crater Lake and return to 101 by 199 to see Redwodos.

Not what I would recommend. Come back when you have more time.

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3. Re: Fishing near Seaside and Driving to San Francisco

I will be flying into Portland, staying in Portland for a few days and driving to seaside. We want to do some fishing while in and around Seaside. Recommndations?

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4. Re: Fishing near Seaside and Driving to San Francisco

You don't say what kind of fishing--there are many options all along the Oregon Coast.

If you are interested in salmon fishing, the Buoy 10 fishing on the Columbia River between Astoria and the mouth of the Columbia should be in full swing about that time. Charter boats operate out of Hammond and Warrenton which are about 10 miles north of Seaside.

Check the website--oregoncoastalfishing.net-- for a list of charter operators all along the Oregon coastline from Hammond to Brookings.

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5. Re: Fishing near Seaside and Driving to San Francisco

About 30 minutes away from Seaside, in Astoria there is Tiki Charters, my husband and daughter had good luck with this company last summer. My son took a trip out of Warrenton a few days ago which he enjoyed. Have fun and good luck! :)

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6. Re: Fishing near Seaside and Driving to San Francisco

Which route to take depends heavily on what you want to see. Crater Lake is very impressive, but it is a long drive out there and then back to the coast, no matter which highway you choose. And it does look just like the pictures of it -- a lake in an extinct volcano with a distinctive island in it.

The coast will be much cooler, if that is important to you. What to see? There is so much, really. Beautiful state parks, dramatic cliffs, huge sand dunes, many lighthouses, lakes, bays, etc., charming little towns....the list is long and varied. The little one might get a kick out of the sea lions along the bayfront in Newport, or even Sea Lion Caves north of Florence.

The road from Crescent City to Eureka has a stretch of 101 that is among the most dramatic drives anywhere in the country. And south of Klamath, you can take the scenic drive (aka the "old road") to wind amongst the redwoods. The mill at Scotia south of Eureka offers a very interesting tour, although may be a bit long for a three year old. But there are still a couple of "drive-through" trees in the Eureka area.

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7. Re: Fishing near Seaside and Driving to San Francisco

Wonder why so much time in Seaside. Perhaps you have a rental there. There is so much to see on the coast, perhaps you will have time to do so on your trip south.

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