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 2019 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 will be filling up quick, 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.
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.
We work very hard to make all our trips both enjoyable and productive.
FRESHWATER & TIDEWATER FISHING REPORTS
TOWN LAKE TROUT & SUMMER STEELHEAD - 01/05/19 - The Town Lake still has some big trout - see upper left photo of a 22" rainbow caught last week on a bead head wooly bugger fished deep!. These bigger trout are hard for the flock of trout eating Cormorants that work over this lake to gobble down and these fish should be in the lake throughout the fall and winter. They've been grabbing a variety of wet flies, so get out and fish them! These fish are running from 16" to over 20"!
Summer Steelhead (100 fish) have been transported from Cedar Creek Hatchery to the lake for fishermen. These recycled steelhead are great fly rod fish and can weigh up to an honest 10 lbs. - use 4 wt. rods and 2 to 4 lb. test tippets. A boat or float tube is a must for success on this lake.
We've tried the Town Lake a couple of times for recycled steelhead this last month and on the last day of December 2018, the winds were down, the weather was beautiful, and we actually got one hooked up and landed it! Todd, who is an avid Red Fish fisherman from Texas was the one fly fishing and hooked and landed this beautiful male (upper right photo). After rowing around the lake a couple of times and casting to about 15 different fish, this one grabbed a fly. We got some photos and he released it.
The fishing has been very slow this last fall and so far this winter - let's hope the winter steelhead start showing up in larger numbers.
UPPER AREA PHOTOS ON LEFT & RIGHT - Are of some of the Fall-run chinooks we caught this last fall.
The lower photos are of some of the Spring-run and Fall-run chinook caught the last couple of years on our trips.
SOME GREAT FISH ENHANCEMENT GROUPS TO DONATE TO:
Monterey Bay Salmon & Trout Project: www:mbstp.org