FRESHWATER & TIDEWATER FISHING REPORTS
FALL-RUN CHINOOK 10/025/16 - Nestucca River - It's about to go out with all the rain! Fall-run chinook in the estuary will be heading upstream! Fishing was pretty good at times when you were in the right place. It may return if we don't get
The top three photos on left are of Bryan Kretsch with the Nestucca River slam of a summer steelhead, a coho salmon, and a nice chinook, all on fly rod. Top photo on right is of Bryan and me, with salmon we caught yesterday. The rest of the photos down the left and right sides are of fall-kings taken in the last month.
Clousers are always a good fly to try, as are a wide variety of comet style flies. Fall-run chinook will take flies that are swum, swung, and retrieved. It usually all depends on the speed of the tidal movement, whether it's coming in or going out, and matching your fly lines to get to the depth required.
TROUT - 10/02/16 - Trophy rainbows were planted in the Town Lake about two weeks ago.
Sea-run cutts are also in tidewater and if you're in the right area at the right time, you have a good chance of getting some action.
SUMMER STEELHEAD - Nestucca River - 10/05/16 The first rains have come and summer steelhead are on the move, and biting. Three Rivers is now open and there are a few summer-runs to be caught here. Fish are spread out through the system - and a few are being caught on strike indicators set ups, swung flies, and high stick nymphed flies, and beads. There are summers holding from all the way from the upstream boundry at Elk Creek, down to Cloverdale, but it's tough fishing! For those who stay at it, and are knowledable, and quick learners, the chances will go up for some hookups on some of these hot fish! The summers are mostly on the bigger size this year, running from 6 to 10 lbs.
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