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Monterey Bay Salmon & Trout Project: www:mbstp.org
FRESHWATER & TIDEWATER FISHING REPORTS
SUMMER-RUN STEELHEAD - 3/06/18 - The Town Lake still has a fair number of summer-run steelhead in it - and they're still being caught on flies.
The top 3 photos on left, and the top 3 photos on the right show some of the Town Lake steelhead hooked and released on flies this last month and a half.
Jay Nicholas fished with me two day ago and landed 1 summer steelhead and lost 1, on the Town Lake. Midge nymphs were the top flies.
Dustin fished with me two months ago on the Town Lake and landed five fish! The top three photos on the right are of him and three of those steelhead. Midge nymphs got him into 7 or 8 fish (some broke off using 7X tippets).
Anj and Grant show off a nice buck that took an wooley bugger fly on New Year's eve. They landed 2 and lost 2, some on midge nymph patterns as small as size 16.
John is shown in the third down photo with one of three he hooked last month.
This is all very challenging sight fishing!
TOWN LAKE & HEBO LAKE - Planted Trout Reports - 3/10/18 ODFW is scheduled to plant these lakes with catchable trout during the week of March 19th. (they're usually planted by Friday of the week at the latest)! The Town Lake will receive 4,000 trout and Hebo Lake will receive 3,500 trout. Fly fishing should be great! Boats (no motors) and even float tubes will allow you to reach these fish, and allow room for a backcast. Brown, size 12, Bead Head Hare's Ear Nymphs, fished below a strike indicator, using a floating line, with 2 lb. test tippets, is the top fish getter! Hatchery trout will anywhere from 2 feet to 8 feet deep - try different depths until you find em! If keeping fish, remember the limit is 5, and only 1 over 20 inches!
WINTER-RUN STEELHEAD - 3/06/18 The late-run hatchery run steelhead are in, and are being caught in the Big Nestucca (Some up to 20 lbs.) and a few in Three Rivers. These late run fish have been giving a good bite on all the usual beads and glo-bugs. The water is going up and down with the rains, but the fish keep coming up. Fish with lighter tippets and smaller presentations when the water's gin clear. These upcoming rains will continue to bring more late run fish in, so get out and give it a try!
CHINOOK SALMON - 3/10/18 The photos below and on the immediate right and left, are mostly of fly caught fall-run kings that run the rivers of Tillamook County from September through December!
But the Spring-run chinooks will start running in late May on the Nestucca River, and in late April in Tillamook Bay rivers. We're just a couple of months out from Springer fishing - get ready!
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.