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Fall Chinook and Sea-Run Cutthroats

The Greatest Unknown Trout Fly Fishery in Oregon:
Coastal Sea-Run Cutthroat, Fall 2009
Newport, Lincoln City, Tillamook and surrounding areas
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Maybe there were more fish this year, maybe we fished more, perhaps we got lucky... Anyway you slice it the sea-run cutthroat trout fishing this Fall was simply fantastic. We ran our first trip on the Oregon Coast in late-August, taking a dozen fish up to 17" and never looked back. Throughout the season we averaged 25 fish a day with a typical size of 13-15 inches. We landed several fish in the 20 inch range and lots around 17-18 inches. Whether you fished dry flies or streamers it didn't seem to matter, these wild trout came running.

We had the rivers to ourselves nearly every day floating shallow sections of the river in the raft, away from the crowds and into the fish. Just the way we like it. This technique also yielded some great early season salmon action, as well as a few late Summer steelhead. Always a bonus and so very exciting on light tackle. One customer landed a 10lb Chrome silver on 4lb tippet while another had a 25 pound chinook chase his skated dry fly right up to his feet. We had so much fun this season and would like to thank all the fantastic anglers who joined us in our boats. It was a season we won't soon forget.

To book a sea-run cutthroat trip for the Fall of 2010, call us at 503.515.3533 or email us!

Sea-Run Cutthroat Trout: aka, Blueback or Harvest Trout

Christy zell with fish sea going Cutthroat early morning cutthroat big sea run cutt
Christy and her husband John had a great day in late September, landing dozens of big sea-runs An early morning sea-run taken on the Siletz in September An average size classicly colored Fall trout, around 13-15 inches. This big sea-run measured 21" and neared the 3 pound mark. We took several fish around the 20" this year, and heard reports of a few fish up to 26" that were landed this year.
Jesse with a fish Nice Catch Rich Youngers Alan with a Searun Cutt
A twenty inch class trout taken on the Nestucca in October, a great trout anywhere! An early September tidewater sea-run, bright from salt water. Rich Youngers of Creekside Fly shop took this sea-run with us at the beginning of September Alan caught a fun day in early September, sunny skies and dozens of chrome sea-run trout.
Siletz Searun Cutt Siletz Sunrise Siletz Sunrise These are just a handful of the hundreds and hundreds of spectacular wild trout we landed this Fall. To get in on this fantastic action next Fall book your trip early and be prepared to catch some serious fish!
This darkly colored sea-run fell to a reverse spider stripped in Siletz Tidewater. One of our favorite pics from the Fall. This nice sea-run fell to a skated October Caddis. Dry fly fishing for these trout, was at times, spectacular. We can't go a season without showing a great tidewater sunrise. It gets us everytime. There's no better place than on the water.