FRESHWATER & TIDEWATER FISHING REPORTS
FALL-RUN CHINOOK - 08/13/22 - The first Fly-Caught Fall-run chinook, a hatchery fish, was taken today, Aug. 13 near Wood's Bridge (in tidewater)!
See photo on upper left! Steve is one of the top fly fishermen on the Nestucca River, and puts in the time it sometimes takes to get a grab!
I also saw a nice 8 lb, Summer-run steelhead caught in the Boat Ramp Hole on a spinner.
Tidewater produces most of the fly caught Fall-run chinook. Clousers and comets, usually fished on intermediate lines, take the majority of these beautiful fish! Check the ever changing regulations for legal to keep salmon!
The lower two photos on the center and right are of a tidewater Springers! The rest of the Chinooks were caught in the fall. Fall-run chinooks should be starting to come in, in good numbers by the last week of August and first week of September!
SUMMER-RUN STEELHEAD - 08/13/22 - Summer-run steelhead are scattered through out the Big Nestucca River now.
TROUT - 08/13/22 - ODFW will be planting the Town Lake with 300 Trophy Rainbows the week of September 12th!
A boat, float tube, or other floating devices will get you out to the fish on all our local lakes!
Wet flies (Bead Head Hare's ear Nymphs below a strike indicator is my favorite) and soft or reverse soft hackled nymphs, casted and retrieved, using an Intermediate or floating line, will get you into these fish too!
SOME GREAT FISH ENHANCEMENT GROUPS TO DONATE TO:
Monterey Bay Salmon & Trout Project: www:mbstp.org
PACIFIC CITY DORY BOAT & DRIFT BOAT TRIPS ARE ALL ON HOLD!
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 usually have excellent fishing during their prime seasons.
Dory Trips are exciting and productive! Rockfish are the main species caught during the summer, but a fair number of coho salmon are also caught. Check the saltwater fly fishing page for some Fly Fishing Charters.
Our usual Dory Trips will be starting late this year, so stay tuned!
The Dory is limited to four anglers maximum, with a minimum of two, 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. We clean and fillet all your fish, and bag them, and cook all your crab. We also supply ice to get your catch home fresh and tasty and bring at least a medium size cooler per angler!
(Drift boat trips for steelhead are currently on hold, due to the small runs of these fish!)