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North Coast

Bodega Bay (fresh water open)
Updated 2014-11-19 19:56:30

Crab/cod limits are being taken off Fort Ross. Lingcod fishing also is excellent.

Previous Report: 2014-10-01 20:48:27   Previous Report: 2014-09-17 19:31:46   Previous Report: 2014-01-08 21:14:54   Previous Report: 2013-12-19 08:56:16   Previous Report: 2013-12-04 17:07:48  

Crescent City (salt water river)
Updated 2014-11-26 14:12:29

Crabbing remains so-so. (707) 464-1650

 

Previous Report: 2014-11-19 19:56:55   Previous Report: 2014-11-12 16:26:29   Previous Report: 2014-11-05 15:41:16   Previous Report: 2014-10-29 15:49:19   Previous Report: 2014-10-22 20:31:20  

Eel River (fresh water river)
Updated 2014-11-26 14:13:00

Main stem is dirty but open. South Fork has color but good for plugging. No word how many steelhead lurk. Grundmans Sporting Goods (707) 764-5744

Previous Report: 2014-11-19 19:57:24   Previous Report: 2014-11-12 16:26:59   Previous Report: 2014-11-05 15:41:43   Previous Report: 2014-10-29 15:50:23   Previous Report: 2014-10-22 20:36:41  

Eureka (salt water river)
Updated 2014-11-26 14:13:27

Crabbing continues to be good. Mad River has salmon. Not many steelhead yet. Last week the Mad went from 200 cfs to 10,000 cfs. (707) 826-7201

Previous Report: 2014-11-19 19:57:55   Previous Report: 2014-11-12 16:27:29   Previous Report: 2014-11-05 15:42:07   Previous Report: 2014-10-29 15:52:36   Previous Report: 2014-10-22 20:31:42  

Fort Bragg (fresh water open)
Updated 2014-11-26 14:13:46

Recreational crabbers go to Tenmile Beach and Pudding Creek and get full pots after overnight soaks. Tenmile is the most productive spot. Depth doesn’t seem to matter. Crabbers fishing from the jetty will have improved prospects once commercial crabbers start coming in and throwing their small crabs into the river before hitting the dock. (707) 964-3710

Previous Report: 2014-11-19 19:58:15   Previous Report: 2014-11-05 15:42:29   Previous Report: 2014-10-29 15:52:55   Previous Report: 2014-10-15 21:27:28   Previous Report: 2014-09-17 19:33:33  

Iron Gate/Copco (fresh water river)
Updated 2014-06-25 21:45:31

Yellow perch bite is on and in full swing

Previous Report: 2011-02-09 20:29:38  

Klamath River (Lower) (fresh water river)
Updated 2014-10-08 19:18:49

The fishing on the lower river remains excellent. Not many jacks to be kept  but big adults provide plenty of thrills. Mike Coopman (707) 465-1367; Mike Stratman (707) 601- 8757

Previous Report: 2014-10-01 20:50:20   Previous Report: 2014-09-24 16:34:09   Previous Report: 2014-09-17 19:34:06   Previous Report: 2014-09-10 18:01:35   Previous Report: 2014-09-03 22:04:15  

Klamath River (Middle) (fresh water river)
Updated 2014-11-26 14:14:09

River is high and muddy but steelhead are being caught with side-drifted yarn and eggs. Steelhead are holding in the softer seams and bite eagerly. (530) 598-0530  http://www.fishingtheklamath.com

Previous Report: 2014-11-13 08:25:22   Previous Report: 2014-11-05 15:43:45   Previous Report: 2014-10-29 15:54:09   Previous Report: 2014-10-22 20:32:21   Previous Report: 2014-10-15 21:28:17  

Klamath River (Upper) (fresh water river)
Updated 2014-11-26 14:14:27

Fishing has been very good on the upper Klamath river this past week. The big fish being landed by Devin Wells of Hornbrook Ca, a 26 inch 7 pound hatchery buck, All other fish were wild and released. We have been hooking between 12 and 20 fish per day, most in the 2 to 5 pound class. Backtrolling crawdad plugs smeared withPro-Cure Crawdad gel was the hot tactic this week. Guide Scott Caldwell (530) 905-0758

Previous Report: 2014-11-12 16:28:00   Previous Report: 2014-11-05 15:44:08   Previous Report: 2014-10-29 15:55:02   Previous Report: 2014-10-22 20:33:56   Previous Report: 2014-10-15 21:28:42  

Mad River (fresh water river)
Updated 2014-11-26 14:15:12

Mad River has salmon. Not many steelhead yet. Last week the Mad went from 200 cfs to 10,000 cfs. It has fallen back to fishable shape. Should jump again this weekend.  (707) 826-7201

Previous Report: 2014-11-12 16:28:29   Previous Report: 2014-03-12 20:24:57   Previous Report: 2014-03-05 21:05:48   Previous Report: 2014-02-26 16:05:24   Previous Report: 2014-02-19 21:38:00  

Redwood Creek (fresh water river)
Updated 2012-02-15 16:52:20

Redwood Creek hasn’t had fish since January. A group of guides fished it recently and all were shutout. (707) 826-7201

Previous Report: 2012-01-11 17:05:14   Previous Report: 2011-12-21 19:07:06   Previous Report: 2011-12-14 21:19:53  

Shelter Cove (salt water open)
Updated 2013-06-20 06:20:34

Saturday and Sunday the salmon bite was wide open. Limits of quality salmon were caught. A good number were over 25 pounds, most around 12 pounds. Best bite is at the Old Man south of Shelter Cove. Rock cod are everywhere. Ling cod to 15 pounds are being caught. Lost Coast Launch and Tackle, (707) 986-7000

Previous Report: 2013-06-12 21:06:52   Previous Report: 2013-06-06 07:51:56   Previous Report: 2013-05-09 10:12:20   Previous Report: 2013-04-24 20:51:22   Previous Report: 2013-04-17 16:07:29  

Smith River (fresh water river)
Updated 2014-11-26 14:15:56

River has dropped and salmon bite is back on. Expect a spike in river flow this weekend and into early next week.

Previous Report: 2014-11-12 16:28:54   Previous Report: 2014-11-05 15:44:41   Previous Report: 2014-10-29 15:55:44   Previous Report: 2014-10-22 20:35:58   Previous Report: 2014-10-15 21:29:32  

Trinidad (salt water river)
Updated 2012-07-11 21:08:27

Anglers are going right off the head to catch salmon in 80 feet of water. The close to shore bite has been going on since the weekends. Sea lions are an issue. Most of the salmon are in the teens but a salmon caught on Tuesday weighed more than 25 pounds. Northwind Charters (707) 616-5803,  www.northwindcharters.net

Previous Report: 2011-09-07 21:30:49   Previous Report: 2011-08-31 21:08:11   Previous Report: 2011-08-24 19:57:23   Previous Report: 2011-08-10 18:02:20   Previous Report: 2011-07-27 15:35:02  

Van Duzen River (fresh water river)
Updated 2014-10-22 20:37:06

River is closed.  Grundman’s Sporting Goods (707) 764-5744

 

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