A Simple Way to Catch Oregon Crabs on a budget.

A few weeks back my gal Hayley and I decided to take the boys to the coast. We wanted to do some crabbing but do not have a boat or decent crab rings. We do however have these small castable crab nets called crabhawks and we nailed it!

Step one- pick a location on the coast that is saltwater and generally protected from the unprotected waves. Our attempt was from either ocean docks, off rocks or ocean jetties. Gold beach was where we went.

Step Two- Attach your crab catcher to the end of a stiff fishing pole and use 20 to 30 pound test. Place bait on the baitholder. Fish, Chicken or just about any old flesh, stinkier the better will work for catching crab. We found that by placing bait in a ziploc bag it helps keep the crabs on the traps longer and makes your bait last way longer!

Step three check local regs but usually you must keep male crabs and they must be over 5 3/4″ shells. Checking males is easy and there is a measurement stick easily available on Amazon.

Step 4- Cast and wait for what sometimes is a small nibble feeling on the line or just wait a couple minutes and reel in. Sometimes the action is great and sometimes not as much.

You Can purchase the trap and pole and measurement stick on Amazon. Below are two of our videos to help show you how to distinguish males from females and how to measure crabs. The second video shows you how to catch crabs using the crabhawk. Please subscribe to our channel.

Don’t forget guys if you catch some legal keeper size crabs you have to boil them up and try them. The second video shows you just how to make them taste great but it is an expensive and highly delectable treat.

Fish Lake/Willow Lake Oregon Fishing

Recently my family and I went on a fishing trip for the day here in Southern Oregon and had a great time so we figured we should share it with you and give all the tips we know to make your Southern Oregon fishing opportunity the best possible. First off this trip we did was in October of 2020. We headed to fish lake and bank fished off the rocks just down from the parking area, and usually we do really well there but this time it was very slow. We filmed a youtube video and from the drone you could see a lot of weeds in the lake and it was very shallow so my guess is the fish were pocketed somewhere deeper. Anyways our setup was just a free sliding weight, a small 16 to 18 treble hook on about 2 feet of leader with powerbait. We decided to move locations and headed to Willow Lake just outside of Butte falls. There we fished the same method in deeper water but had no luck at all, so tactics changed and we switched to a 6″ senco bass worm. flipped it off the Dam face and immediately caught a largemouth bass and a large yellow perch. One thing I love about Willow lake is the variety of species, there are crappie, bass, perch, bluegill, trout and so far thats all I know of. Hope you enjoy the video of our trip. Take care! and Let me know what you catch.

Hunting bear on public land and loving the meat more than venison.

hey everyone welcome to Morgan’s world I appreciate you checking out my website and if you haven’t checked out our YouTube channel I encourage it we have a video on this hunt will be embedded below along with many other videos on Oregon in the outdoors.

It was opening morning an August day we park the truck at 7 a.m. we hit the trailhead and hiked nearly a mile and a half to a clear-cut that was logged about 2 years ago maybe 4. in these older clear-cuts you’ll notice a lot of berries popping up the berries is what the bear love to eat all fall long it’s a great way to find a lot of wildlife and a lot of black bears and it’s your most likely way to harvest the black bear without the use of bait which is illegal in most western states Haley and I watch the clear-cut for the first hour and a half of light spotted one bear but he ran into the clear thick brush before we could get a shot we kept waiting and eventually hike down the trail even farther when he stumbled upon a bear that was unaware of our whereabouts snuck up within a hundred and eighty yards laid my rifle down in snap I missed him but luckily there’s so many bears around here that my brother and cousin harvested nice bears and gave us some me if you’d like to watch the video check it out I highly recommend a 30 caliber or hilar higher rifle for hunting black bear or a 50-plus pound bow with a nice broadhead use the wind to your advantage.

From what I have noticed they don’t have the best eyesight but they have a very great sense of smell, bears can also hear well but usually don’t get to spooked from sounds because they tend to just think it’s another bear. Western states are a great bet for bear hunting. Although states like Oregon are loaded with bears and you can legally get like three bear per person a year, they are hard to hunt due to method restrictions. Your best bet is waiting in areas that have ripe berries during the fall season.

Checkout our 2020 bear hunting video.

Bok! Burgers! Ground Chicken,Beef and Jalepeno!Traeger Recipe

Hey guys Morgan here, I made some awesome burgers while expirementing figured I would share.

Mix two parts ground beef with one part ground chicken one chopped Jalepeno mixed per 3-4 burger patties. Hand mix together.

Add garlic salt, bbq sauce and pepper to taste

Adding seasoning to the mix

Heat Traeger to 350-375 degree. Cook burgers do not flip. 10-25 minutes depending on how you enjoy your burgers.

Eat with buns, tomato, lettuce, sauce.

Enjoy your burgers let me know how you liked them I really enjoyed them.

Add cheese chunks to the grind if you want an awesome twist.

Hayley’s Traeger Smoked Trout

Recipe works for trout, steelhead or salmon. Good for up to four medium sized fillets.

The latest trout we caught and smoked. Enjoy the video on YouTube.

The Brine

2 tablespoon, brown sugar

2 tablespoon, honey

2 tablespoon, garlic

2 tablespoon, apple cider vinegar

2 tablespoon, worsheshire

Half stick butter

Hayley prepping fillets.

Rub together in Ziploc or other container and let sit for 2 to 12 hours.

Warm traeger to 225 then smoke for 1.5 to 2 hrs.

Glaze optional

In a pan medium heat

Melt 2 tablespoon of butter

Same amount or more of honey

Splash of beer

Heat and mix together until it has combined then pour over fish 1/2 he before finished.

Very delicious smoked traeger trout recipe. Enjoy.

Traeger Pork Ribs Recipe. The Best Simple Smoked Pork Ribs

Rack of Pork Ribs Traeger

1. Take the pork ribs and dry them off with a paper towel

2.Seasonings- Pepper, Garlic Salt,Red Pepper, Ground Cayenne Red Pepper, Smoked Paprika, Oregano about 1 tablespoon of each and tbspn brown sugar mixed into a bowl. you can add or remove seasonings based on your preference it does not have to be exact.

3. Rub the bowl of seasoning mix into the meat on both sides.

4. Start traeger at 275 preheat. Then place ribs on traeger 45 minutes.

5. The Glaze. Brown sugar ¼ cup, 2 tbsp worsheshire sauce, ½ cup bbq sauce, mix together in a bowl. 

6. After rib cooks for 45 minutes remove ribs from traeger. Place on tray or foil and drizzle the Glaze over rack of ribs. 

7. One more hour at 275 on traeger wrapped in foil. 

8. Remove from foil and cook for another 30 minutes at 350 on traeger. Let rest 15 minutes 

It’s delicious and enjoy.

The end result an amazing pork everyone will love!

Catching yellow perch by the hundreds and filleting them to a beautiful boneless fish fry Pacific Northwest fishing opportunities

everybody this is Morgan Murphy with Morgan’s world I want to apologize in advance because I’m using voice to text to type this I’m not a very good writer and this is just the best way for me to get a post out to you guys in a timely matter.

John with a perch caught on fly rod.

recently this spring I started hearing some Old-Timers talk about yellow perch and how they were easy to catch but also made really good fish fry material. John my brother mentioned that he caught a few at Willow Lake in Oregon and wasn’t even trying to catch that he was going after largemouth bass.after hearing the stories of people just catching bucket loads of fish I couldn’t wait any longer I decided that I needed to try this out.

So you guessed it all we did was we grabbed a bobber a small hook granite with about 2 feet of leader and just use small pieces of earthworms we went to a rocky shore at Willow Lake in Oregon even though there’s a perch in many of the Cascade mountain range lakes and many other lakes throughout the Pacific Northwest. at first we had very little success we fished for a few minutes didn’t get any bites and I just kept moving around the lake and I finally found the spot where there was some nice Rocky structure right off the shoreline flopped my bobber into the water and the barber went down fish on. Shortly thereafter I had caught five fish within 3 minutes I realized I was onto something.I went back to John and Haley who were at the other spot not catching as many fish and brought them to the pocket of fish we quickly caught over 100 perch! it was unbelievable I couldn’t believe my eyes it’s hard to believe that was nothing more than a small hook and a bobber and some earthworms could catch that many fish and they were fun to they gave a good little fight and it was every cast. We moved around another pocket if caught over 200 first. Day it was absolutely madness.my brother John is catching them on a fly rod with small flies and having a blast so there’s multiple opportunities on how you can catch these fish they’re not very picky. this would be the ultimate fish for a young child or a person learning how to fish to catch. once we were done fishing we went to John’s house and started the filleting process and I’m not going to lie it was ridiculously slow and it took forever to fillet those 200 perch I think that we were playing for over two and a half hours we finally got the job done and then we breaded and fried those fish and they tasted absolutely amazing the whole family was drooling and we consumed over 60 in one meal.

One of my many perch! Willow Lake Oregon.

at the end of the day this was a great experience and I highly recommend trying it it’s an easy way to get into that fishing zone and catch a lot of Target fish check the links below to help support us and buy equipment that you might need to go perch fishing from the pole to the setup to the fillet knife to the filet table now don’t feel obligated to buy all this gear I’m sure you can make it happen with just a simple pole a bobber and hook.thank you guys so much for checking out this article if you want to see this experience firsthand check out the video below of us first fishing and subscribe to our YouTube channel for future videos in tips like this one also don’t forget to listen to the podcast about this perch fishing trip which will be posted below hope you guys have a great season… Peace!

Hayley fishing off the special rock.

Cheap Amazon Trail Cameras For Hunting Oregon Outdoors.

Have you ever thought about scouting with a trail camera or wanting to get cool photos of wildlife but you didn’t want to spend exorbitant amounts of money on expensive game cameras.I will fear no more I’ve been testing the cheap trail cameras made in China that are available on Amazon and cost anywhere from $39 to $69 and surprisingly they work all right now I’m not saying that there is good as the three to $500 cameras and even the cameras that now use satellite signaling to send it right to your cell phone but if you’re worried about them getting stolen then you can buy three of them for around a hundred to a Hundred and twenty bucks. I used to mint green freezing hot weather and most other conditions and from what I found they function fairly well.

the pros of these cheap cameras is well for one if they get stolen or chewed up by a black bear you’re not out more than fifty bucks.they work perfect for scouting the battery life is exceptional lasting up to two to three months with thousands of photos or hundreds of videos. the clarity of the photos is plenty of tailed enough to see the size of the animal what it’s doing in the video is surprisingly high quality probably 480 pixels.most these cameras just run on a standard micro SD or regular SD card the detection footage for my experience is about 30 ft and works about 20 feet away at night most advertised that they work farther out than that but I would say that’s the premium range.from what I’ve seen most the brands are all the same made by the same manufacturer and put different logos on probably ordered wholesale through alibaba.com and then renamed it sold through other companies as a funnel to make money.

The cons… unfortunately since they are cheaper cameras the quality is not as good as some of the more expensive ones the other issue I’ve had is in freezing and moist weather I’ve had the lens fog up it doesn’t typically happen but you do want to try to place the camera in a tree that has some protection from the elements.the straps that these cameras come with come out to the tree are kind of inferior to that of the more expensive cameras. Most these cameras Can only hold up to a 15 GB card and will not handle anything larger.hello are photos of the trail cameras I use an Amazon affiliate link if you purchase from that link it helps us out here at Morgan’s world and we greatly appreciate it.check out the video below that shows me and my family scouting this year in Oregon using these cheap cameras that I’ve talked about.I apologize for any typos but I am using voice to text to write this article because I don’t like writing on a computer but I appreciate your time. Peace!

Smallmouth Bass Fishing Lost Creek Lake Oregon.

On a recent adventure with my brother and my wife Haley we traveled to Lost Creek Lake Oregon in search of smallmouth bass. We used a small bass boat not very fancy at all to get across the lake in search of these feisty yellow-eyed Bass. the smallmouth bass is a very aggressive fish that when you find where they’re located can be very fun and easy to catch in plentiful numbers and fight much Superior to its cousin the largemouth bass.we put in at the main boat ramp and headed right to the upstream side of the lake going under the bridge to the no wake zone and then used micro Cinco worms and jigs 2 cast towards the bank and let it drop towards the bottom the fish would typically hit within five seconds of the worm hitting the water on the drop and sometimes on the slow retreave in.green and Dole orange color seem to work well but I’m sure that any setup would be effective.the fish appear to like the rocky Banks and any kind of structure logs boulders or any sort of place for them to hide.a boat is not required but it is advised due to the steep banks in the difficulty of accessing them by foot a kayak or other small craft would be very effective in catching these fish. the best times of the year to fish them is late spring through the entire summer and into the early fall as water temperatures cool in the winter you will have a much more difficult time catching these fish other tactics could include earthworms under a bobber other dates of this sort or pretty much any smaller size bass bait. Mostof the fish in this Lake are stunted and smaller however a couple of three to four pounders have been caught by my brother and family members.if you want to learn more check out our videos on the internet on YouTube at Morgan’s world and subscribe so you don’t miss out on other local opportunities.please show us that this was helpful by giving us a like or share I hope you have a great day on the water peace.

My brother and I doubled up on a couple small mouth.
A smallmouth I caught fishing the exact way I mentioned above.