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.
FRESHWATER & TIDEWATER FISHING REPORTS
TOWN LAKE TROUT & SUMMER STEELHEAD - 03/28/19 - The Town Lake received about 150 summer and winter run steelhead two months ago, making for a total of over 200 steelhead recycled there this last winter.
These recycled steelhead are great fly rod fish and can weigh up to an honest 10 lbs. - use 4 wt. rods and 2 to 4 lb. test tippets. A boat or float tube and polorized glasses are a must for success on this lake.
We've tried the Town Lake numerous times for recycled steelhead over this winter and always managed to get one or two to show some interest in flies - see upper right photo.
The Town Lake was planted about a week and a half ago with some nice "catchable trout" and 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 has also been planted and should be a good bet for trout too!
Spring-run Chinook Salmon - Should start entering the Nestucca River tidewater in about 6 weeks, so get those clousers tied up and have an Intermediate fly line ready to go. The Columbia River Springer run has started over Bonneville Dam right on time - and the Big Nestucca River's run is always starts about a month and a half later.
Sea-run Cutthroat Trout - 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