Post Cards from Pacific City Dory Fishing

Chris and Jay with bass.

Chris and Jay with bass.

Chris Daughters joined me and Capt. John Harrell for a short session dory fishing out of Pacific City, Oregon, on August 6, 2015. Wonderful day. Silvers were scarce, and we did not find even one, even though they had been thick a week earlier. Oh well, that’s how the bite and the ocean can change from day to day.

We had modest action fishing Pacific black sea bass deploying a variety of Clousers on fast sinking lines, finding fish at 20 ft to 30 ft in most places where we fished. Action was good – not as good as it often is – but we managed to catch plenty of bass and release a few too.

Life is not fair. Most of the bass Chris caught were large. Most of the bass I caught were small. Go figure. Naturally, the smallness of my bass became a topic of frequent conversation throughout the day.

We pulled crab pots, found them loaded and then headed back to the home base of pacific city fly fishing on Brooten Rd, where bass were filleted by John, crab cleaned and cooked, and Chris was sent on his way back to Eugene to host a monster taco and crab feed by mid afternoon.

0630 hrs, putting in on the beach.

0630 hrs, putting in on the beach.

Chris pulling hard on a nice bass.

Chris pulling hard on a nice bass.

Jay's bass.

Jay’s bass.

Chris' bass.  Hummmmmm.

Chris’ bass. Hummmmmm.

John takes a swim trying to retrieve Jay's SIMMS ball cap.  No luck.

John takes a swim trying to retrieve Jay’s SIMMS ball cap. No luck.

Dory loaded on a super calm day.

Dory loaded on a super calm day.

Poor photo of two great people, Chris Daughters and Jack Harrell.

Poor photo of two great people, Chris Daughters and Jack Harrell.

Contact Jack Harrell at 541 921 1276 if you would like to book a fly fishing charter with John this season.

Thanks gentlemen, great day on the ocean with fly rods and willing fish.

JN

 

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One Response to Post Cards from Pacific City Dory Fishing

  1. Matt Czuchra says:

    I love these boats. I am on East coast. Cape Cod. Looking for info on builder and trailer used to “roll” dory’s onto trailer. Nice blog. Hope to get out West.
    Matt

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