FRESHWATER & TIDEWATER FISHING REPORTS
SUMMER-RUN STEELHEAD - 1/13/18 - 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.
Dustin fished with me yesterday 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 second down photo with one of three he hooked two weeks ago.
Megan is shown in the third down photo with a really nice red striped buck she landed on a 3 wt. fly rod and 2 lb. test tippet last month.
This is all very challenging sight fishing!
WINTER-RUN STEELHEAD - 1/13/18 The hatchery run steelhead are in, and can be caught in the Big Nestucca and Three Rivers, when the water conditions are right. This year's run appears to be a poor one, and not many fish are showing up at Cedar Creek Hatchery. But, the water is up and running and there are some fish to be found in the Nestucca River and in Three Rivers. If you don't fish, you won't get one for sure!
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!
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