FRESHWATER & TIDEWATER FISHING REPORTS
TROUT - 11/30/16 - Trophy rainbows were planted in the Town Lake last month, and there are still a few of them to be caught.
LANDLOCKED STEELHEAD - 11/30/16 - Surplus summer steelhead have been transplanted to the Town Lake. These steelhead are providing some exciting and very challenging fly fishing. Jay Nicholas, one of Oregon's very best fly fishermen, is shown playing and releasing a landlocked steelhead he caught today. This red striped male made a number of long runs, then jumped (top photo on left). Jay used an 11 foot, fiberglass Spey rod, matching reel, and a 3 lb. tippet to tame it. Jay finished fighting out this beauty (top right photo), and our friend Guy, netted it. A glass-bead head wooly bugger, in brown color, size 8, did the trick for this nice 6 lber. Guy had two fish take midge nymphs, but both times the small hook didn't stick and hold, and that's fishing! The photos down the left side, and the second down from top right, are from other summer steelhead that were caught and released in the Town Lake this last month. Many thanks to ODF&W, and Cedar Creek Hatchery, for this "Blue Ribbon" fishery!
WINTER STEELHEAD - Nestucca River - 11/30/16 The rains have come (Boy have they!), and early winter steelhead are in. These are mainly hatchery fish, but we'll take em! Three Rivers and the Big nestucca are putting out a few when the water drops in shape. Three Rivers can be the best bet, but it can also be very crowded! Christmas is about the peak of the early run winter steelhead, but they will be caught from now, right on through January. Most of these fish are being caught on strike indicators set ups, swung flies, and high stick nymphed flies, and beads. For those who stay at it, and are quick learners, the chances will go up for some hookups on some of these hot fish!
FALL-RUN CHINOOK SALMON - The third and fourth photos down from top on right side, and the lower photos across the bottom are of some of the chinooks caught this last fall. Note that the second one over from left along bottom is a coho that was caught and released by Bryan Kretsch. The early rains ruined are normally great season, but the fish made it upstream in good shape and hopefully had a great spawn!
SOME GREAT FISH ENHANCEMENT GROUPS TO DONATE TO:
Monterey Bay Salmon & Trout Project: www:mbstp.org
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.