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 fifteen minutes of fishing. Monotony. Agony. Exhaustion.

UNADJUSTEDNONRAW_thumb_182a5Tuna days are early ventures, with much excitement, not knowing what the day will bring to bear.

UNADJUSTEDNONRAW_thumb_182a0Sunrise on the ocean is, well, special, to say the least.

This day was a very good day. A good day for tuna fishing. Some of our fish came to the trolled fly, some to the stripped fly, and a few to dead anchovies fished on a spinning rod.Remember, I fished for bullheads and shiner perch with a hand line in San Francisco when I was a kid, and there are days when can’t resist the inclination to see if a fish might take a bait if I only dangle it in the water.

This is a short video snapshot of our early morning action.

Anyway, it was a day that erases any thought but the joys of fish pulling back on a string attached to my fishing pole.






I was blessed with friends to fish with and to share a meal the day after the tuna were processed and the gear cleaned up.

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May you all enjoy your time on the water.

Jay Nicholas

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