FRESHWATER & TIDEWATER FISHING REPORTS
SUMMER-RUN STEELHEAD - 6/03/18 - Summer-run steelhead are showing up in the Nestucca River and I've seen a number headed upriver in tidewater while looking for springers. Fish early at the mouth of Three Rivers for a shot at these crome beauties.
TOWN LAKE & HEBO LAKE - Planted Trout Reports - 6/3/18 ODFW has made the last trout plant for the summer, and there's some nice trout to be had. Hebo Lake is my choice, and a boat is a must if you really want to get into fish. A boat allows you to reach fish and have room for a backcast. Brown or black, size 12, Bead Head Hare's Ear Nymphs, fished below a strike indicator, using a floating line, with 2 lb. test tippets, is the top fish getter, but both dry flies and retrieved wet flies will catch plenty of trout too! Hatchery trout will anywhere from the surface, down to 6 feet deep! If keeping fish, remember the limit is 5, and only 1 over 20 inches!
SPRING-RUN CHINOOK SALMON - 6/3/18 Spring-run chinooks are in tidewater, and even up the river all the way up towards Beaver. The season was off to a slow start with fish showing up in tidewater one day and gone the next day and headed up river.
Jay Nicholas and Rob Perkins have both landed fish so far. I've enjoyed watching some schools of up to 30 fish circle around just below Wood's Bridge and even the Town Bridge, on different days. We've also seen some good numbers rolling at times - but they're not grabbing!
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