(July-September) Besides Salmon and Bottomfish, some locations also
provide the opportunity to tangle with a monster Blue Shark while fly
fishing. Try something new this summer. Blue Sharks like
warmer water, so boats will find water that is warmer then 58 degrees
(the warmer the better).
This is one of the pinnacle game fish in our waters. Why? Because they get really big and we don't eat them. They are simply awesome to catch and fight. Plus, they really are beautiful fish. Their colors are so vivid. Don't buy that "they don't fight" wives tale. We've caught them to more than 200 pounds, and at that size there is no quick way to reel them in. What a battle!
The engine will be shut down, the chum dropped overboard to create a slick, and the waiting begins. It is usually a short wait until you see the dorsal fins moving through the water coming towards the back of the boat (hum the Jaws theme song if you like).
You are ready with a 12 wt. fly rod and wire leader. You make a
cast ahead of the massive shark. Strip...Strip...Strip, you see
the shark turn and follow your fly. You keep stripping.... you see
your fly disappear in the shark's mouth, but you keep stripping until
you feel weight. Ahh… There He Is! The shark takes off and
you in for a reel battle hooking a shark on a fly rod.
Sounds like fun, doesn't it? Due to reductions in Ocean Salmon
seasons, there will be more open days for blue shark fishing during the
summer. When ocean fishing is closed for salmon those are the days
we target shark (seasons can vary). Contact us for more details on
this exciting new fishery on Oregon's centralCoast.
All Blue Shark trips are catch and release only.
All bait and equipment is provided. You will need to bring something to eat and drink. Daily fishing licenses are available at the charter office.
To reserve your seats
please call our office at
503-720-9033. (8am to 7PST).
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receive your deposit we will send you a confirmation by e-mail that will
contain; all contact information for the guide/charter and check in
time, along with a map and driving directions from your location to the
on nearby lodging and fish processing can also be provided by request.
With blue sharks, they will often
circle the boat and come directly into the chumslick from below -- this
is amazing to see, as they just appear and throw a lot of excitement
into the mix very quickly.
We do our best to release all blue sharks as safely as possible(safely for
them and US). We've had several times in which we've been able to look
into the water and see 6-10 blue sharks circling our chum slick, coming
up to the boat and biting onto our chum block. It's very cool. At that
time, you can almost choose which fish you want to battle.
Changes or cancellations must be made at least two weeks (14 days) prior
to date of trip for refund of initial deposit unless stated otherwise.
All trips that are canceled by the guide or charter service due to bad weather or
poor fishing conditions are fully refundable (including initial deposit)
up to the day of scheduled trip.
All trips that are canceled for any reason at any time by client are
subject to a $15.00 filing fee.