Updated: Sep 30
Salmon limits all around in Pacific City!
Rockckfish, Salmon and Crab - all in one day, that is what we got on out last trip to Pacific City with Guide Josh Putman. As usual, we met on the beach at 6:00am and Josh launched his Dory Boat into the Pacific. After a short ride we got out the Rockfish gear and proceeded to catch a few on a jig and grub, but the fishing was a bit slow. As we were fishing, Josh got a call on the radio that the salmon fishing was hot, so we put away the gear and headed a few miles out to see if we could ind the salmon. We spotted an area covered with birds and bait and figured this must be the spot.
We stopped and baited up, and I dropped my bait back. Just as I was setting my rod in the rod holder it doubled over with a fish. I pulled the rod out of the holder to fight the fish, and as I did, Mike's rod went off too, it was a double right off the bat!
After a great fight I landed a beautiful 15# Chinook and Mike landed a nice 7 pound Coho. The action stayed like that for at least an hour, and we all limited out. It was the best salmon bite I have seen in a long time!
First Salmon of the day was this beautiful 15# Chinook!
Once we had our salmon, we headed back in to see if we could get the rest of our rockfish. Luckily the bite was much better and we even caught a few on top water lures to round out our limit.
We found some Rockfish on top water!
Once we had our limit of Rockfish, we we over and pulled p some crab pots that were full of crab. We all got our crab limits on just 4 crabpots! What a day!!
Look at the pot full of crab!
We headed back in, and Josh cleaned up all the fish and crab, it was another amazing day in Pacific City. I highly recommend this trip, it is a top 5 trip in the PNW in my opinion! Contact Josh Putman if you want to set up a trip for next summer!
A seafood feast from Pacific City! Crab, Rockfish and Salmon!