Category Archives: Fishing Reports

Fall Bahamas Trip 2016

Hurricane Matthew spared our favorite family vacation spot on the Bahamian Island of Abaco. The weather has remained a bit unsettled over the past week but it’s slated to improve each day for the next week. We arrived in Marsh … Continue reading

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Dory Season Winding Down but fishing is still hot

The only reason(s) the dory season out of Pacific City is tapering off (are) 1.  too many days with rough seas 2.  too many people booking salmon trips in the river The seas were supposed to be rough this morning, … Continue reading

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Coastal Lake Trout Fishing

While many anglers thoughts turn to salmon or sea run cutthroat, there are still opportunities to fish for nice lake-bound trout on the coast. A small but dedicated cadre of fly anglers pursue these fish and I found myself fleeing … Continue reading

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Excellent Fall Fishing to be had on the McKenzie River

Low water, low light, and good insect hatches have the McKenzie River fishing great. A great variety of hatches have the fish active throughout the warmest hours of the day. No need to get up early 10-4 is prime time … Continue reading

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Pacific City Wisdom & Fish 18 September 2016

Mid september full moon. Time for strangeness and a few salmon to trickle in on the leading edge of the fall run. I’d like to share a few thoughts and photos from the last few days. The photos will speak … Continue reading

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Local Fishing Heating Up – Trout and Steelhead Fishing Very Good

The past week of cooler weather has spurned some very good fishing in our area. Grey Drakes and Mahogany Duns have been hatching daily on the McKenzie. It’s time to fish October Caddis pupae deep as fish are gorging on … Continue reading

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Fishing Report Crane Prarie, Sea-runs, McKenzie and – – – -

Going into Labor Day weekend, there are fishing opportunities in many nearby locations across Oregon. Smallmouth bass on the Umpqua has been very good. High Lakes trout (Crane Prairie photos below) is challenging but rewarding on dries and nymphs. Diamond … Continue reading

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Postcards from Baja: August Fishing Report

Guy Allen just returned from close to a month journey to Baja, logging some 4 thousand miles in the process and fishing close to twenty days during the period. Lots of good adventure, minor tactical issues, crazy drivers on treacherous … Continue reading

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McKenzie River Fishing Report: End of August 2016

Despite some hot days on the water lately fishing has been good. Each day more shadows come into play and that “high sun” period shrinks. I have seen more small caddis and mayflies each of the past few days and … Continue reading

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Fall Flies That Catch Fish in our Local Waters

Not to jump the gun on Fall….. but I am a bit tired of this heat and ready for some cooler temps, shadows on the water, and even that wet stuff that falls from the sky. Here are a list … Continue reading

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Coastal Chinook – The Game is ALMOST on . . . .

In the estuaries anyway. One friend who lives south of me has caught five kings so far, four on anchovies and one on a fly. Another friend sent me the photo above on August 16th from a river to my … Continue reading

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Pacific City Dory fishing report – August 2nd 2016

The fly fishing for black rockfish and an occasional coho (not many of the silvers yet this season) has been good, and the crab pots are usually full these days. Capt John Harrell reports that the sea bass are occasionally difficult to … Continue reading

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Postcards from Davis Lake 2106

I didn’t think my first fish on the new SAGE X would be a bass! They too eat size 16 callibeatis nymphs. After paddling and floating down Odell Creek the kids were ready for a snack. I hadn’t camped at … Continue reading

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Postcards from Pacific City July 2016

  My best to you all. May your days be good and the fish willing to take your flies/bait/lures. Jay Nicholas, July 29th, 2016.

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Dog Days of Summer? – Plenty of Fly Fishing in Oregon

A mild three weeks of July is finally giving way to a hot week of weather, but fishing opportunities are still immense in the great state of Oregon. Locally the McKenzie and Willamette are maintaining cold water temperatures. While the … Continue reading

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