Pacific City Black Sea Bass on Poppers!

 

Fish finder shows black and blue sea bass close under the transom offshore Pacific City.
Fish finder shows black and blue sea bass close under the transom offshore Pacific City.

Let’s make this short on blah blah blah, shall we?  I had three fantastic days fishing in my friend’s dory boats out of Pacific City, Oregon last week.  Days one and two were fishing with Jack and Capt John Harrell.  Day three I fished with Ed Bowles and Rob Perkin.  Two days in a 1972 fiberglass Harvey dory, one day in a mid 1970s Paul Hanneman  wood dory.

Each day we put into the ocean from the beach, we were greeted within minutes by Pacific black sea bass busting the surface.  Day one the fish were principally taking crab spawn, but on days two and three they were also chasing big anchovies, and that made them even more susceptible to surface poppers.

This short video is just a hint at how much fun we had these three days.

John will be ready to book charters very soon and he can be contacted via Pacificcityflyfishing.com to discuss rates and dates.

We had lingcod action too, plus blacks and blues subsurface on Clousers.  I’ll share more of our adventure on the Oregon Fly Fishing Blog next week too, and am struggling to learn how to edit these darn videos in the process.

The flies we fished included Poppers and Gurglers; versions of these are shown in my book Sea Flies, available with all of my other books on Amazon.  These books are potentially available at your local Fly Shop too, and I can also ship a signed, personalized copy to anyone who contacts me directly as well.

May your adventures be good ones.

Jay Nicholas April 11, 2015

 

 

2 thoughts on “Pacific City Black Sea Bass on Poppers!

  1. Jay your killing me down here. All I’m getting is angry ocean, might try Thursday out of Sunset Bay but probably hitting a local lake with the kayak.

    1. Hang in there Scott. We have been lucky at PC this spring and I had 3 days last week plus three days earlier to fly fish lingcod in 50-90 feet of water. Get out there when it is safe and have fun. JN

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