FRESHWATER & TIDEWATER FISHING REPORTS
FALL -RUN CHINOOK SALMON - 9/18/18 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.
TOWN LAKE TROUT - The Town Lake was just planted with 300 "Trophy Trout" and they're grabbing just about any wet fly. These fish run from 16" to over 20"! a boat or float tube is a must on the lake.
PHOTOS ON LEFT - Are of some of the Fall-run and Spring-run chinook caught last year on our trips. The top right photo is of Capt. John, who operates our ocean fly fishing Dory. The third photo down is of Jay Nicholas with a nice chinook caught out on the ocean in front of Pacific City - he caught it while "Bucktailing" for coho salmon on one of our Dorys.
PHOTOS ON RIGHT - Top three are of some summer steelhead caught last winter in the Town Lake near Pacific City.
LOWER PHOTOS - Are of some Fall-run chinook salmon caught last fall 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