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 tempt, but that the flies are tending to produce better than conventional gear in 20 to 40 feet of water off the beach near Kape Kiwanda.
Jack Harrell and I are developing a few experimental flies that we hope will turn the trick on days when the bass seem to be reluctant, but most days are seeing good catches for expert and beginner anglers fly fishing offshore.
Trips can be booked for individuals and groups by calling 503-812-9716.
This is a fishing venture that is fun for everyone and that usually sends several great meals home too.
Hope to see you aboard sometime soon.
Jay Nicholas, August 2nd, 2016