I had the opportunity to troll bucktail flies out of Pacific City with friends a few days ago.
We fished from about 0630 to 1300 hrs – hooking 9 silvers, and brought 3 to hand. Two were wild fish released from barbless hooks, one was a hatchery fish put in the box by friend Ed Bowles.
It was my turn to get a fly line destroyed in the prop. Last week it was Rob Perkin’s misfortune. Oh well that’s how it goes.
overall we had a very nice day. By the way the bass were there but not on the bite to the extent we usually find them. Still, we managed to catch a few to finish out the day.
Our one hatchery coho had been feeding on “crab spawn.”
Jay Nicholas, July 2017