Category Archives: Oregon Saltwater Fishing

Jay’s Albacore Cast Fly Tying Video 2019

In this video, albacore guru and fly fisher Jay Nicholas ties an effective and easy Albacore Cast Fly. The albacore cast fly is designed to be light-weight to cast easy, but can also be fished trolling. Match the bait fish … Continue reading

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Fly Fishing Gear for Albacore Tuna

Of course this is only one example of the gear I have been fishing offshore Pacific City in 2019. The last 6 seasons have provided an opportunity to fish many rods and reels for albacore. In a future post I … Continue reading

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Images of a few albacore flies from Pacific City

Nothing fancy here, I wanted to post images of some of the flies that we have fished successfully for Pacific albacore in the 2019 season. I am hoping for many more tuna days to follow, but with the challenges of … Continue reading

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Tuna Madness in Pacific City

Tuna Madness That’s the best way I know of to describe the mood that sets in here in Pacific City when ocean conditions seem on the cusp of opening a window to the tuna grounds offshore. The ice machines all … Continue reading

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Oregon Albacore on the Fly – Teaser Trailer

My first tuna run this season was one of those days that leaves me swearing that it is the last time I’ll ever fish. Twelve hours of pounding on the ocean in a dory with only a little action in the first … Continue reading

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Albacore Offshore Pacific City, September 15th 2018

This will be a very brief report. The essentials: Date: 9/15/18 Dory: Fly Meister Breaker Dory Capt: Kevin FergusonAngler Guest: Jay NIcholas Distance offshore: ~30 + miles Sea Surface Temp: ~ 62-63 Farenheit Weather: Sloppy rough, South wind, lots of … Continue reading

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What Should Our Ocean Flies Look Like?

So OK, this is a rather simplistic post but still it seems relevant, at least the question is one that i’m constantly asking myself each time I set to sea with fly rod in hand here at Pacific City, and … Continue reading

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Postcards from Pacific City – May 2018

Dear Friends: Here is what I’ve been up to recently in Pacific City. 1. My friend Mikhail Skopets visited from Russia for 4 days. He is NOT an oligarch and the only laundry we did was sheets, jeans, and socks. When we … Continue reading

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Time to fish offshore again in 2018

We have had a lot of rough surf conditions this season but the ocean seems to be calming down finally and it is clearly time to hit the beach with the dory and fly rods rigged and ready to fish. … Continue reading

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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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