My wife wanted to head to Woodburn Outlet mall south of Portland and so I started looking around that area for a spot to go fishing on Google Maps and I came across the weirdest place. It is called St. Louis Ponds and from what I can gather the “ponds” are man-made trenches filled with water each stocked with a mixture of fish and I thought that it warranted a looking at. There were large leafless poplar trees surrounding the ponds and all three that I looked in had so much algae that I was cleaning my fly off with every cast. It might be worth a visit sometime in the summer but I really doubt it. To many rivers to explore. St. Louis Ponds are here.