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Fall Cutthroat Trout
by Jeffry Gottfried
Last Saturday, Educational Recreational Adventures took fathers and kids tenkara fishing on the Nehalem River near the Oregon Coast. Everyone was new to tenkara fishing. A 10 year old girl caught the first, the largest (13") and the most (5) cutthroats of the trip.
All of the fish were resident cutthroats, as opposed to the sea-run variety which tend to be a bit larger. In 2 weeks, 4 ERA guides will be taking 10 kids and a teacher tenkara fishing on the Nehalem.
A second group of ERA anglers fishing the Trask River did manage to catch sea-run cutthroat, five of which were over 12," including on that was 18".
Executive Director/Lead Guide
Educational Recreational Adventures
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