Well.....today we spent the morning doing some more sight seeing while we waited for the temps to get warmer. Today we went to Haystack Rock at Cannon Beach where I went and touched the OCEAN - brrrrr.....kind of cold.
This is a pic of the lighthouse at Cannon Beach....they have one of them viewing scopes that you put 50 cents in for a few minutes of viewing......so we tried taking a pic of the lighthouse through the scope and this is how it turned out.
Then we went to Hug Point beach - more ocean viewing. At this beach...we watched a couple kids......looked like a boyfriend/girlfriend. We say her started to climb this very dangerous rock with the waves crashing against it......then she starts striping.......YES...striping.....boyfriend started to climb higher - with a camera....guess some kids are braver then others (or more stupid)
Spent a few hours on the Kilchis River again today. Still fishless......but we have one that keeps teasing the hell out of us. I saw him yesterday and today he nibbled a couple times and gave me "the fin".
Oh well, I am still having the time of my life - fish or no fish - I am having a blast and really falling in love with the area and scenery.
Dec 9th proved to be another sight seeing day due to waking up to some rain. So we were off to see some more beaches. First stop was to Boiler Bay.....alot of great crashing wave action.
Then on too Yachats.....
We also saw some of the local sites like the Whale watching center, real salt water taffy and sea foam. Plus we went to the Oregon Coast Aquarium.
Well.....just as we got into the afternoon......Mother Nature was nice enough to the Fishy Godmother and stopped the rain long enough to get a few hours of fishing in on the Yachats River
WooHoo!!!!! Fish on -I got one I got one!!!!
A dandy little 12 inch native rainbow trout. The TIE now wasn't going to the next person with a skunk.
So to celebrate......I was taken to Mo's.....a famous seafood place with famous clam chowder. I have never had clam chowder - wasn't ot bad, I'd eat it again.
I also got to try my first oyster (on a half shell). I was kind of worried at first (Dave was worried I was going to puke even before trying them) ......but I am willing to try anything once. They weren't to bad either.
Well, we started our morning at the North Fork/Nehalem Hatchery.
Then back to the Kilchis River. We have had to work really hard, but it seems that the storms that went through and the way the Rivers are running......seems no one is having much luck. I really feel in love with the Kilchis River though. The water is SUCH a clear and pretty color - so inviting, so quiet, peaceful. I can't wait to go back to it some day. I don't care if I didn't catch a fish from it, I'd never give up the time I got to spend on it.
If you ever get to visit Oregon.....you got to go to Tillamook Cheese (http://www.tillamookcheese.com/default.aspx)......they have the best ice cream. We spent alot of time there - lololol.
Dec 11th.... :cry: .last day of fishing :cry:
Well.....after some breakfast, we headed to the Nestucca River with Dave's drift boat. We got on the water about 9:30am and this is the sight I saw as we started our drift........
At about 11:30am......bam!!!!! Bobber down and FISH ON!!!!!!
28 inches of steelhead with a girth of 11 1/2 inches. ALRIGHTY!!!! another fish for the TIE. :wave:
We ended up fishing for a few more hours but no more fish to be had - seemed to have been the story with everyone on the River that day. We got to see a salmon do this amazing act of jumping out of the water about 6 times in a row......like a shot out of a cannon - it was pretty neat.
Then I got this awesome sight towards the end of the day
Dec 12th.....the end of the trip, time to go home :cry: :cry: :cry:
Well, this was my last pics of the trip
I was very sad to see this trip come to an end. I had seen and done so many things that I have never before. All of it was awesome. I really loved it out there - and hope to make it back some day.
Thank you every one who had a hand in getting me out there - I could have never done it with out you all. Special thanks to JustDave - you were a great host and you took such great care of me while I was out there. I enjoyed every minute of all the sights, sounds, and good times we shared. I hope we can do this again some time in the future.
I learned so much out there about Oregon, did so many new things, and saw so many things I thought I'd never see in my lifetime. I learned so much about salmon fishing as well - I really enjoyed it, mostly because it takes you to some beautiful and peaceful scenery.
I did get to see some crabs in the crab pots - but they were too small to keep. The storms drove them out from the bay and back to the ocean, back they were slowly working their way back.
This was my home away from home (thanks Dave).
And this is Dexter....my cat away from home - he lives at the marina and kept us company.
NAFC Offical Fishy Godmother