The Smith River Pumps Out El Nino Chrome

The Smith River Pumps Out El Nino Chrome

2-17-2017
Mike Rasmussen
(530) 722-8876

Northern California's Smith River continues to be the mainstay for Northern California steelhead fishing guides as most all other North Coast steelhead fishing rivers remain blown out.  SalmonSacRiver.com steelhead fishing guide Mike Rasmussen spent the previous week fishing the Smith River through many different water hights and conditions with great success as brand new batches of dime bright steelhead entered the river system throughout the week. "We did everything from plunking to drifting and even logged in some bank time this last week, and had great success in all aplications." Rasmussen reports.  The usual steelhead baits seemed to do the trick on the Smith River this last week, small dime sized natural cured roe pieces drifted with a puffball in pink or orange, yarnies mainly in pink drifted with a small guide pink puffball, and tossing steel like Little Cleo's in gold and copper seemed to do the trick. The big key to coastal steelhead is staying on the water this time of year. It's the peak of the steelhead fishing season currently and the only way to catch one of these thrilling fighters is to get out on the water and put in the time. 

 



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