Dorena Lake, Cottage Grove OR

June 21st – June 23rd

Friday June 21st – We headed out to Cottage Grove for our camping trip and Bass Tournament but somehow ended up at the Pro Bass Shop (formerly Cabella’s). JP got a new rod and a variety of bass goodies while I toured the weird inside/outside of Gateway Mall. We hit the road and got into camp just after Wanda, Ben, Corey, Lisa and Gabe. The boys had to be up at some crazy time for the tournament so we did dinner and campfire they were out. 3:30 comes just a bit too early!

Saturday June 22nd – Wanda, Lisa and I slept in some and once we realized we were all awake it was coffee time. We got put together and then . . . Did someone say “casino?” and we were off to 7 Feathers (an hour and a half away). It was a great little road trip and we spent just long enough at the casino and headed back to the Lake.


The fellas had a rough day. The bite just wasn’t where they were and what they caught didn’t thrill them, but JP and Ben had a good day anyway. Corey and Gabe didn’t end the day happy campers either but alas – there’s always another tournament. The Winner of the tournament had a 9.5 # bass in his bag. That’s a winner!  We had a nice supper and campfire but the boys were beat and the night was short. 

Doreena Lake 1

Sunday June 23rd – Ben and JP went back out on the lake in the AM just for fun and came back in time for a full breakfast by Wanda and Lisa. The whole meal deal, eggs, bacon, pancakes – fuel to pack up and head out.


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