FRESHWATER & TIDEWATER FISHING REPORTS
SUMMER-RUN STEELHEAD - 09/28/17 - There will be a few summer-run steelhead caught as soon as Three Rivers below the hatchery reopens. The upper river well above Beaver has some fish and the rains will get them biting. Get out and fish early because the best bite is the first hour after it gets light. There will be summer-runs around until Christmas in the rivers, and in the Town Lake until next June!
CATCHABLE TROUT - 09/28/17 - Well, the "Trophy trout" plant fly fishing turned out to be a flop! There were some nice fish put into the Town Lake, but the rains turned the water in the lake a tea color and the fish scattered and stayed deep. We tried everything we could think of and never had a touch! This has been a great little fishery in years past, where strike indicators, retrieved flies, and even dry flies took these fish, but not this year! We did see a number caught on power bait that was fished off the bottom.
Boats are needed here to get you into the areas these fish are in. Please - no motor boats on this small lake!
FALL RUN CHINOOK SALMON - 09/28/17 Fall run chinook are now in tidewater, and there are some nice ones being caught, some up to 25 lbs. on flies. And, - it'll get better!
Lime green/white Clousers, Rainbow Clousers, and a variety of comets, are the go to flies for these fish! Use Type 1, through Type 3 sink rate lines. Don't use your motor and row quietly into position. Also, lower your anchors very quietly! Fish the top and bottom ends of the tides - when they're more active and inclined to grab! Hatchery salmon (Rhoades Pond fish) are making up about half of the catch!
Both clipped and unclipped salmon are now legal to take.
The photos are all of fly caught kings!
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