Nehalem Bay at Wheeler

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We spent a few days out at the coast, so I thought I’d test out my bigger-water chops. This was the tail-end of the fall Coho run, and since my first steelhead last month, I’ve been itching to catch bigger fish. A tip pointed me toward the Wheeler dock, right in the center of the town along Hwy 101. Continue reading

Nehalem River

IMG_0711Part of the fun of fishing is exploring new places, and the drive out to the Nehalem from Portland is gorgeous. After Hwy 26, 53 is a twisty-turny 25 mph road that would be fun on a motorcycle. I decided to make a loop, and drove almost all the way out to the coast and swung up the river to fish my way back towards civilization. Continue reading