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.
Dory Trips are done for the 2019 season! Rockfish and salmon were the main species caught this last season. These trips are fun for both advanced fly fishers and beginners.
Please try to email to book trips for the 2020 season, at least a month in advance, to try and insure you will get a date. The calendar will be filling up quickly, so get your reservation in as early as possible.
The dory is limited to four anglers max., with a minimum of two, 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. We clean all your fish and cook all your crab. We also supply ice to get your catch home fresh and tasty and bring at least a medium size cooler per angler!
Drift boat trips for steelhead are currently on hold, due to the small runs of these fish!
These trips all depend on weather, water conditions, and fish runs.
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
TOWN LAKE TROUT -01/08/20 - The Town Lake has not received anymore summer steelhead this winter as Cedar Creek Hatchery had a very poor return!
The first catchable trout plant is scheduled for the week of March 16th through the 20th!
A floating device is a must to fish this lake and be successful!
A wide variety of flies will work here, mostly wet flies from sizes as small as size 18, up to size 4.
Light tippets from 2 lb. to 4 lb. get the best results.
CHINOOK - 01/08/20 - There will be no chinook fishing until late May when the Spring-run Chinook start their run once again!
The top two photos on the left side are of a couple of chinooks taken in mid-December. The top two photos on the right side are of chinooks caught last Sept. and early Oct.
The second down photo on the right is of a hen chinook that Adrienne Braquet donated to Cedar Creek Hatchery for their Nestucca Anglers Brood Stock Program and this fish helped the hatchery reach their goal of over taking over 100,000 eggs.
These salmon took mostly Clousers, but a few took Comets.
WINTER-RUN STEELHEAD - 01/08/20 -Reports are that the steelhead run is way down on the early fish! Cedar Creek Hatchery recycled about a total of 110 fish back down to the mouth for another run back upstream. (Years back we were recycling 600 steelhead a week)
Hopefully some of the late run fish show up in better numbers!
The lower photos are of some of the Spring-run and Fall-run chinook caught the last couple of years on our trips.