FRESHWATER & TIDEWATER FISHING REPORTS
FALL -RUN CHINOOK SALMON - 10/01/18 The fall-run chinooks are in tidewater and grabbing flies. They're spread out from the Boat Ramp Hole to River View Lodge and most are showing up and down from Woods Bridge. Quite a few fly fishers are hooking up on these chromers, but you have to put the time in and use the right presentations, lines, and flies! Clousers are one of the top producing flies, but a variety on comets also get grabs from these hard pulling fish. Some salmon caught this last week are shown on the top two right and upper left photos.
TOWN LAKE TROUT - The Town Lake has been planted with 300 "Trophy Trout" - and there was a "sneak plant" of around another thousand big trout. These fish are hard for the flock of trout eating Cormorants 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"! A boat or float tube is a must on this lake. Photo opposite on left is one showing a nice 18' trout, that's typical of the trout in the Town Lake right now.
PHOTOS ON LEFT, BOTTOM, & RIGHT - Are of some of the Fall-run and Spring-run chinook caught last year on our trips.
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.
SOME GREAT FISH ENHANCEMENT GROUPS TO DONATE TO:
Monterey Bay Salmon & Trout Project: www:mbstp.org