PACIFIC CITY DORY BOAT & DRIFT BOAT TRIPS
The Pacific City area is one of the best fly fishing locations in the United States. This area has rivers, lakes, and the nearby ocean. These waters all have excellent fishing during their seasons.
We will start running ocean dory fly fishing trips for the summer in May, weather and surf permitting, for a variety of rockfish, and salmon when in season. These trips will be fun for both advanced fly fishers and beginners. Please try to email to book trips on the dory at least a month in advance to try and insure you will get a date. The calendar is filling up, so get your reservation in as early as possible.
The dory is limited to four anglers max. (we prefer two to three) and we supply all the needed fly fishing equipment for the trip, - but you are welcome to bring your own fly tackle if you'd like.
Drift boat trips for salmon, steelhead, and trout, are usually run during the fall, winter, and spring time, and these all depend on weather, water conditions, and fish runs and numbers.
We work very hard to make all our trips both enjoyable and productive.
SOME GREAT FISH ENHANCEMENT GROUPS TO DONATE TO:
Monterey Bay Salmon & Trout Project: www:mbstp.org
FRESHWATER & TIDEWATER FISHING REPORTS
SUMMER-RUN STEELHEAD - 06/25/17 - There are some summer-run steelhead being caught, and a few springers too! The confluence of the Nestucca River and Three Rivers is one of the best spots. Get out and fish early because the best bite is the first hour after it gets light. The run of these chromers peaks the middle of June, through the middle of July - but there will be summers around until Christmas!
CATCHABLE TROUT - 06/25/17 - There are some planted rainbows left in South Lake for those who will drive a ways out into the hills out in Hebo. This little lake is best fished by small boat. The third down photo on left shows what the lakes like Hebo Lake or South Lake have in them.
Second down photo on left is an 18" cutthroat caught a while ago (secret place).
Go fishing these upcoming weeks!
Use 2 wt to 4 wt fly rods for trout, a floating line, two lb. test tippets, a strike indicator, and a size 12 bead head hare's ear nymph in brown or black. Set your indicator about 4 to 6 feet above your Bead Head Hare's Ear Nymph! Fish where you see these fish jumping or rolling, and cast out and let the fish find your Nymph! Do not move it! If your strike indicator doesn't go under after 40 seconds, recast again about 10 feet one way or the other (called fan casting)! If you're not getting takes, you are either not on them, or they're deeper!
SPRING-RUN CHINOOK SALMON - 06/25/17 A few springers are still being caught in tidewater on flies. These fish show at different times and tides, and can be hard to find sometimes.
The top photo on left is of an unclipped springer that Joe Sugura caught and released a few days ago. I saw one hooked an lost by a friend yesterday. He set the hook and it took off on a run that jerked the shooting line he had stripped off onto the floor of his boat, up and around his fly reel, throwing a half hitch around the reel foot, stopping the line from going out, and breaking off the fish! Yikes! A tough way to lose one after many hours of trying to get a grab.
Josh Lagalo is shown with one he nailed on a Clouser last month (fifth down photo on right)!
Lime green/white Clousers, Rainbow Clousers, and hot red comets, are the go to flies for these fish, Fish the top and bottom ends of the tides - when they're more inclined to grab!
HINT: Our web cam is usually pointed at the Boat Ramp Hole - and you can watch fish roll and fishermen fishing for them - if the salmon are there!
FALL-RUN CHINOOK SALMON - The photos in the lower area are of fly caught fall-run kings!