In May I was able to fish the Nestucca River near the Pacific City, Oregon. The run of the Chinook salmon in the river has started. One more species in catches was cutthroat trout.
Near the sea the Nestucca River is forming a long, narrow estuary. This is tidal area with slack current.
Silver sea-run cutthroat trout is a close relative to rainbow trout
My friend Jay is one of the best in catching Chinook with a fly
Boat fishing in the Nestucca estuary is much more convenient than from the bank
King is on!
This little chinook was a great fighter
Medium size Gotcha type fly with the upright hook