SOME GREAT FISH ENHANCEMENT GROUPS TO DONATE TO:
Monterey Bay Salmon & Trout Project: www:mbstp.org
FRESHWATER & TIDEWATER FISHING REPORTS
SUMMER-RUN STEELHEAD - 11/07/17 - There are a few summer-run steelhead to be caught below Cedar Creek Hatchery on three Rivers. There are salmon and summer steelhead scattered all throughout the Nestucca River.
The Town Lake received some surplus summer steelhead three weeks ago and it's a good bet - if you absolutely need to fish.
FALL RUN CHINOOK SALMON - 11/07/17 Fall run chinook are all the way through the Nestucca River system, and rivers feeding Tillamook Bay. There are some nice fish being caught upstream on most rivers. Check out new photos of Tillamook Bay Coho, Kings, and a Chum.
John is shown in the top left photo holding a 35 lb. buck that took a swinging Rainbow Clouser on the incoming tide, and 10 minutes later, after getting back to casting and swinging Clousers, he hooked another 14 lber. to limit out on kings. Some of the last tidewater kings before the rains came.
The top three photos on the right side show Capt. John with a Tillamook Bay Grand Slam taken last week between rains! That's a King Salmon, Chum Salmon. and Coho Salmon, all taken on Rainbow Clousers on the same day! The King Salmon was the only one not released.
Lime green/white Clousers, Rainbow Clousers, and a variety of comets, are the go to flies for these fish! Use Intermediate sink rate lines when these fish are shallow, and fast sinking lines to get down down to them when they are in the deeper holes. Hatchery salmon (Rhoades Pond fish) are making up about half of the catch!
Both clipped and unclipped salmon are legal to take.
WINTER-RUN STEELHEAD - are yet to come...
The photos 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.