Category Archives: Oregon Saltwater Fishing

Coho Fly Fishing Report at Pacific City July 28 2017

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 … Continue reading

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Pacific City Albacore update – – – the Dory Fleet Connected!

Yes the Albacore were offshore Pacific City on the 21st and the dory fleet was able to find fish willing to grab. The two dory boats with fly anglers managed to find enough tuna that everyone aboard hooked and landed … Continue reading

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Great Albacore Flies will be put to the test on July 21st!

But not by me. My friends will be charging out into the ocean offshore Pacific City at about 0445 hours this morning. I will have wished them all well, anxiously awaiting the return of the tuna fleet late in the afternoon. This … Continue reading

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No wild Coho season in coastal bays and estuaries this fall due to weak run

From ODFW 2016 News Releases August 2, 2016 SALEM, Ore.—As a precautionary measure, ODFW will not propose any coastal freshwater fisheries on wild Coho this fall due to concerns over poor ocean survival and adequate spawning escapement to coastal rivers … Continue reading

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Pacific City Dory Flyfishing – June 2016

My phone buzzed the fisherman’s five o-clock alarm on the bedside table and I reached for it with pinched eyes. Birdsong came in a congress of calls beyond the glow of my curtained window. The birds were more excited to be awake … Continue reading

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Pacific City Dory Fly Fishing Season Underway in 2016

Well the seas are finally showing signs of settling down and we are able to get out on the ocean again this year. I had the good fortune of fishing today with Bryson and Jeffrey as Capt. John Harrell searched … Continue reading

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Saltwater Fly Fishing Class – Feb 6th at Shop

Anyone who is interested in fly fishing the ocean offshore Oregon will find entertainment and education value in this class. This is a three hour class (10 AM – 1 PM) and I’ll be available after the class for follow up … Continue reading

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Albacore Off the Beach – Oregon Saltwater Fly Fishing

Going to make it short. Went fishing with Ed and Kevin out of Pacific City on August 26th, headed west hunting Albacore. We had a very good day, with a total of 8 tuna in the boat by the day’s … Continue reading

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Bass Action is Hot on Oregon Coast

Fishing with RED and JULIE – August 17th Julie was visiting from Gig Harbor, and was already parked, waiting out in front of Jack’s Fly Shop when “Red” and I pulled in at 6:15. We all helped with introductions. Capt. John … Continue reading

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Post Cards from Pacific City Dory Fishing

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 … Continue reading

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Sea-run Cutthroat – Tactics for Estuary Fishing

The sea runs are here already, Yahoooo! For the few fly fishers who are already comfortable fishing this species, life is simple. Well, maybe not simple but at least these folks already have a picture in their heads of where … Continue reading

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North Oregon Coast Saltwater Fishing Report April 2015

I’m going to keep this post short, and let the fun featured in the short movie speak for itself. These scenes were shot over a consecutive period of two days by John or Jack Harrell, while they were hosting me … Continue reading

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New lingcod flies in March 2015

Yes, with several great days out in the ocean offshore Pacific City already in 2015, i’ve been refining my lingcod flies and having very good response from the big fish – Whoo-hoo! My shift from my most favorite Clousers that … Continue reading

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Update on pacific City Lingcod Fly Fishing March 10, 2015

The weather has been exceptional in terms of allowing my friends to launch their dory boats from the beach at Pacific City the last several weeks, and more good opportunities are close at hand. This means that we get to … Continue reading

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Pacific City Lingcod fly fishing report Feb 2015

Yep, the lingcod are here in the ocean off Pacific City and ready to eat flies anytime the surf and swell allow my friends to launch their dory boats. Spring is the best time to flyfish for lingcod because they … Continue reading

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