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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 2014-11-19 19:56:55

Crabbing has been so-so. Salmon and steelhead are in the Smith. Water is low and clear but there is rain through Sunday. Should be fishable through the storms. (707) 464-1650

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   Previous Report: 2014-10-15 21:25:35  

Eel River (fresh water river)
Updated 2014-11-19 19:57:24

Low flow closure is in effect. This week’s storm may open it this weekend. River was open Sunday and Monday and a few steelhead were caught below the forks.  Grundmans Sporting Goods (707) 764-5744

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   Previous Report: 2014-03-19 20:39:34  

Eureka (salt water river)
Updated 2014-11-19 19:57:55

Crabbing is pretty good. There are salmon in the Mad. Water is low but coming rain should help. (707) 826-7201

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   Previous Report: 2014-10-15 21:27:06  

Fort Bragg (fresh water open)
Updated 2014-11-19 19:58:15

Crabbing has been very good for sport fishermen. Overnight soaks get five to six full crab per pot. Pudding Creek and Tenmile Beach are best spots. Find them from 50 feet out. (707) 964-3710

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   Previous Report: 2014-09-10 18:00:45  

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 2014-11-13 08:25:22

Salmon are almost done spawning and steelhead are spreading out. Anglers are finding steelies in their winter holes. Flies, yarn, eggs or plugs all account for fish. (530) 598-0530  http://www.fishingtheklamath.com

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   Previous Report: 2014-10-08 19:19:09  

Klamath River (Upper) (fresh water river)
Updated 2014-11-12 16:28:00

Guide Scott Caldwell insists the steelhead fishing on the upper Klamath is the best it has been in years. Steelhead are gorging on eggs. Steelhead are 2 to 8 pounds. Guide Scott Caldwell (530) 905-0758

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   Previous Report: 2014-10-08 19:19:44  

Mad River (fresh water river)
Updated 2014-11-12 16:28:29

There have been a lot of salmon in the river. River is closed because of low water but it could open after Thursday’s rain. Steelhead numbers should increase. (707) 826-7201

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   Previous Report: 2014-02-12 16:52:27  

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 2014-11-12 16:28:54

Water is low and clear and fish are quite spooky. Bite is a tough one but there are a lot of salmon in the river. Rain Thursday should help. Mike Coopman (707) 465-1367, Mike Stratman (707) 601-8757

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   Previous Report: 2014-03-12 20:25:32  

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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