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North Coast

Bodega Bay (fresh water open)
Updated 2014-10-01 20:48:27

Salmon bite picked up earlier in the week along Tenmile Beach. Still some life in the season. Rock cod bite continues to be excellent.

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   Previous Report: 2013-11-27 16:11:25  

Crescent City (salt water river)
Updated 2014-10-15 21:25:35

Boats haven’t been able to get out since the weekend. Rock fishing is good when boats can get out. Halibut bite is fair – when they get out. (707) 464-1650

Previous Report: 2014-10-08 19:17:52   Previous Report: 2014-10-01 20:48:50   Previous Report: 2014-09-24 16:33:12   Previous Report: 2014-09-17 19:32:20   Previous Report: 2014-09-10 18:00:02  

Eel River (fresh water river)
Updated 2014-03-19 20:39:34

River is on the high side but is dropping into perfect shape. Main stem, south fork have good color and fish are being caught. There are fresh fish, but most are run backs.  Grundmans Sporting Goods (707) 764-5744, Brown’s (707) 923-2533

Previous Report: 2014-03-12 20:24:31   Previous Report: 2014-03-05 21:04:57   Previous Report: 2014-02-26 16:04:54   Previous Report: 2014-02-12 16:50:45   Previous Report: 2013-03-06 21:05:50  

Eureka (salt water river)
Updated 2014-10-15 21:27:06

There was good fishing at the Cape last week for rock fish. Ocean has been big since Saturday. (707) 826-7201

Previous Report: 2014-10-08 19:18:13   Previous Report: 2014-10-01 20:49:11   Previous Report: 2014-09-24 16:33:37   Previous Report: 2014-09-17 19:33:01   Previous Report: 2014-09-10 18:00:23  

Fort Bragg (fresh water open)
Updated 2014-10-15 21:27:28

The wait is on for crab season (Nov. 1). Boats haven’t been out for salmon. Some fish the shoreline for rock cod. (707) 964-3710

Previous Report: 2014-09-17 19:33:33   Previous Report: 2014-09-10 18:00:45   Previous Report: 2014-09-03 22:03:37   Previous Report: 2014-08-27 20:42:55   Previous Report: 2014-08-20 21:51:38  

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 2014-10-15 21:28:17

Fishing continues to get better and it already was good. Steelhead are thick and being caught swinging flies. Expect the momentum to grow. Salmon can no longer be retained. (530) 598-0530  http://www.fishingtheklamath.com

Previous Report: 2014-10-08 19:19:09   Previous Report: 2014-10-01 20:50:56   Previous Report: 2014-09-17 19:34:31   Previous Report: 2013-09-25 16:48:37   Previous Report: 2012-10-17 18:14:41  

Klamath River (Upper) (fresh water river)
Updated 2014-10-15 21:28:42

Outstanding salmon fishing here. Guide Scott Caldwell and his clients are catching and releasing up to 20 salmon per day. Guide Scott Caldwell (530) 905-0758

Previous Report: 2014-10-08 19:19:44   Previous Report: 2014-10-01 20:51:18   Previous Report: 2014-09-24 16:34:28   Previous Report: 2014-09-17 19:35:11   Previous Report: 2014-02-12 16:51:42  

Mad River (fresh water river)
Updated 2014-03-12 20:24:57

River is high but dropping fast. There’s a shot at fishing this weekend. (707) 826-7201

Previous Report: 2014-03-05 21:05:48   Previous Report: 2014-02-26 16:05:24   Previous Report: 2014-02-19 21:38:00   Previous Report: 2014-02-12 16:52:27   Previous Report: 2014-02-05 20:55:17  

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 2014-10-15 21:29:32

The river opened briefly but will be closed because of low flow on Thursday. Weekend rain may allow the river to re-open. Mike Coopman (707) 465-1367, Mike Stratman (707) 601-8757

Previous Report: 2014-03-12 20:25:32   Previous Report: 2014-03-05 21:07:35   Previous Report: 2014-02-26 16:05:48   Previous Report: 2014-02-19 21:37:30   Previous Report: 2014-02-12 16:53:04  

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 2014-03-12 20:25:57

River is starting to turn green and this should be fishable by the weekend. Grundman’s Sporting Goods (707) 764-5744

 

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