SOME GREAT FISH ENHANCEMENT GROUPS TO DONATE TO:
Monterey Bay Salmon & Trout Project: www:mbstp.org
FRESHWATER & TIDEWATER FISHING REPORTS
SPRING-RUN CHINOOK - 5/21/21 - Spring-run chinook salmon are in the river in low numbers, but they're there. It will get much better!
Tidewater has seen some early Springers being caught, and I know of about 5 caught on flies already. Clousers and comets, usually fished on intermediate lines, take the majority of these beautiful fish! Remember, only adipose clipped Springers may be kept!
The top two photos on right side are of Fall-run Chinooks that were caught in September
and October of last year.
The top two photos on the left side are of Fall-run Chinook that were caught last December.
These salmon took mostly Clouser flies, but we caught a few on Comet flies.
SUMMER-RUN STEELHEAD - 5/21/21 - Summer-run steelhead usually start coming in, in mid June. Let's hope a fair number return this year as last year was one of the worst runs I've seen in over 20 years. What's the old saying? It can't get any worse, - so it can only get better!?
TROUT - The local lakes have been fishing pretty good for fly fishers. A boat, float tube, or floating device will get you out to the fish on all the local lakes, like the Town Lake, Hebo Lake, and South Lake. Wet flies (Bead Head Hare's ear Nymphs below a strike indicator is my favorite) and soft or reverse soft hackled nymphs, casted and retrieved, using an Intermediate or floating line, will get you into these fish. Have fun!
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 usually have excellent fishing during their seasons.
Dory Trips are exciting and productive! Rockfish are the main species caught this last season, but we did bring in a fair number of coho salmon. These trips are fun for both advanced and beginning fly fishers.
We will start taking reservations on May 1st, for our start time of May 15th!
The Dory is limited to four anglers maximum, 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 and fillet all your fish, and bag them, 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.