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.
FRESHWATER & TIDEWATER FISHING REPORTS
FALL-RUN CHINOOK SALMON - 11/13/18 The fall-run chinook fly fishing in tidewater has dropped off to a very low catch rate. But we have managed to put a few nice fish in the boat! It's been hard work, with lots of rowing and casting! There will be a few chinooks running into the streams feeding Tillamook Bay until around Christmas, so don't give up yet!
And now ODF&W is closing much of the tidewater areas and all waters upstream of tidewater for chinook. It appears that the lower tidewaters on the Nestucca River, and many other coastal rivers, will remain open for fishing on a very limited scale. There will be a one chinook per day limit and only 3 total per angler for the remainder of the season. The Nestucca River will be closed upstream from Woods Bridge starting Nov. 1st, and the new reduced limits will also be enforced then. Check the new regulations concerning this closure before chinook fishing.
TOWN LAKE TROUT & SUMMER STEELHEAD - 11/13/18 - The Town Lake still has some big trout - see upper left photo of a 22" rainbow caught last week on a bead head wooly bugger fished deep!. These bigger trout are hard for the flock of trout eating Cormorants that work over this lake to gobble down and these fish should be in the lake throughout the fall and winter. They've been grabbing a variety of wet flies, so get out and fish them! These fish are running from 16" to over 20"!
The rains have started and the first batch of summer steelhead (35 fish) were transported from Cedar Creek Hatchery to the lake for fishermen. 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 is a must for success on this lake.
TOP PHOTOS ON LEFT & RIGHT - Are of some of the Fall-run chinooks we caught this fall. The lower photos are of some of the Spring-run and Fall-run chinook caught the last couple of years on our trips.