Tillamook Bay Fishing Report June 8th 2017
Fishing Tillamook Bay the past the past few weeks has been a lot slower than expected. It could be the large tides of the Pacfic we are having or the full moon. What ever the cause, fish are not moving into the bay like normal, hopefully they are stacked up just off the coast. I will keep fishing for these amazing fish thru the month as June is typically peak season here in Tillamook for spring chinook.
The thing about fishing is that the fish don’t follow the calendar. Fish move based on water conditions, temperature, flow and weather conditions just to name a few. Don’t be surprised if the fish stamped into the bay and up the rivers in record pace. If you happen to be on the river on that day it will be crazy.
I had been focusing on the upper bay with spinners and herring, but with very few fish being caught I have now been in the lower bay looking for fresh fish. We will continue to fish different areas with different techniques as the fish continue to move in.
I hope when ocean conditions improve we can sneak outside and find fish before they enter the bay. Bottom fishing has been great when conditions allow and crabbing is improving. If you have never been “outside” from Tillamook it is a great experience. The rock fishing can be very good and we also pick up Ling Cod.
Keep watching these reports, I’ll be posting Tillamook Bay Fishing Reports at least weekly throughout the summer. The Spring/Summer runs could go back to back with the Fall runs this year which could mean terrific fishing for the next 6 months. I will be guiding out of Astoria in the next few months so if you want to fish Bouy 10 please give me a call to get on the schedule.