FRESHWATER & TIDEWATER FISHING REPORTS
TROUT - 05/07/19 - The Town Lake and Hebo Lake have been receiving regular monthly plants of catchable trout - Hebno Lake has received some Trophy Trout!.
The old standby of a size 12 Bead Head Hare's Ear Nymph in brown or black color, fished below a small strike indicator - with a 2 lb. test tippet, is getting plenty of grabs.
Hebo Lake is always a good bet for trout, if you have a pontoon boat or can launch a drift boat!
Spring-run Chinook Salmon - 05/07/19 A few springers have been spotted being chased by seals down in tidewater, but these early fish are going right on up the river. As the river continues to drop, and the run size builds, some will start showing and holding in tidewater! So get ready!
Sea-run Cutthroat Trout -05/07/19 There are a few of these beautiful fish being caught in the estuaries of a few of the smaller rivers and creeks. A lot of scouting is necessary to find where they're at - look for their rises, use an Intermediate sink line and just about any standard cutthroat fly will get some takes.
UPPER AREA PHOTOS ON LEFT & RIGHT - Are of some of the Fall-run chinooks we caught this last fall.
The lower photos are of some of the Spring-run and Fall-run chinook caught the last couple of years on our trips.
SOME GREAT FISH ENHANCEMENT GROUPS TO DONATE TO:
Monterey Bay Salmon & Trout Project: www:mbstp.org
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 2019 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 will be filling up quick, so get your reservation in as early as possible.
The dory is limited to four anglers max., 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.
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.
We work very hard to make all our trips both enjoyable and productive.