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North Coast

Bodega Bay (fresh water open)
Updated 2014-01-08 21:14:54

Crab/sand dab trips return with limits of crab and more than 20 dabs per angler. Miss Anita Charters (707) 875-3474, New Sea Angler (707) 875-3344; (707) 875-3495

Previous Report: 2013-12-19 08:56:16   Previous Report: 2013-12-04 17:07:48   Previous Report: 2013-11-27 16:11:25   Previous Report: 2013-11-21 08:36:34   Previous Report: 2013-11-13 17:56:20  

Crescent City (salt water river)
Updated 2014-07-30 18:54:57

Bottom fishing has been consistently good. Big Reef is good when the wind is down. South Reef and Little South Reef are productive. Salmon bite has slowed. Salmon are pouring into the Klamath but the bite is poor due to warm water. Perch bite is good at South Beach and near the mouth of the Klamath.  (707) 464-1650

Previous Report: 2014-07-16 22:59:29   Previous Report: 2014-07-09 22:44:45   Previous Report: 2014-07-02 22:24:06   Previous Report: 2014-06-25 21:44:13   Previous Report: 2014-06-18 21:15:04  

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 2014-08-20 21:48:14

Rough seas kicked up this week and small craft advisories are in place for the week. (707) 826-7201

Previous Report: 2014-07-30 18:55:19   Previous Report: 2014-07-16 22:59:49   Previous Report: 2014-07-09 22:45:05   Previous Report: 2014-07-02 22:24:35   Previous Report: 2014-06-25 21:44:32  

Fort Bragg (fresh water open)
Updated 2014-08-20 21:51:38

Salmon bite has slowed but the Seahawk on Wednesday caught 4. Salmon are shallow and feeding on squid. Jelly fish are dispersing so that will make conditions better. Rock fish and ling cod has been excellent. Boat ride is short to quality fishing. Larger lings are close to 20 pounds. (707) 964-3710

Previous Report: 2014-07-30 18:55:43   Previous Report: 2013-09-18 19:25:31   Previous Report: 2013-09-11 19:01:03   Previous Report: 2013-09-04 16:49:54   Previous Report: 2013-08-28 22:23:24  

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 2014-08-20 21:52:53

Lower Klamath is producing adult salmon and lots of half-pound steelhead. Run should continue to build momentum. Mike Coopman (707) 465-1367

Previous Report: 2014-07-30 18:56:09   Previous Report: 2014-02-12 16:51:14   Previous Report: 2013-12-19 08:57:31   Previous Report: 2013-11-13 17:57:09   Previous Report: 2013-11-06 20:11:28  

Klamath River (Middle) (fresh water river)
Updated 2013-09-25 16:48:37

The Klamath River got the badly needed rains for the salmon runs from Weitchpec to Happy Camp. Still early for steelhead but the salmon migrate up to Iron Gate Dam usually by October 1st, but you never know with big rains, as there are probably a few steelhead in the mix as well. Use Kaufman stones size 10, princes size 8, poxy back hairs ear size 10 or 12, October caddis size 8, Fox poopah size 14 or 12. Possible a clown egg but it’s early for that. You can easily catch salmon on a 9 to 12 weight fly rod nymphing. This is the time of year we call CALASKA because this river seems to produce great salmon catches on flies! The river constantly needs rain to combat the algae that continues to strangle the oxygen levels in this river. If we get huge rains that lure salmon and steelhead in early and we continue to receive rains, we could really have a bunker harvest folks just in time for Halloween. Do your best rain dance and hope we get the badly needed rains. www.jacktrout.com, (530) 926-4540

Previous Report: 2012-10-17 18:14:41   Previous Report: 2011-07-14 10:10:05   Previous Report: 2010-09-29 22:13:36  

Klamath River (Upper) (fresh water river)
Updated 2014-02-12 16:51:42

Steelhead fishing has been fair to good. On Monday, guide Scott Caldwell hooked five steelhead in the 2 to 4 pound range. Water is very fishable all the way down to the Shasta River. Guide Scott Caldwell (530) 905-0758

 

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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

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Smith River (fresh water river)
Updated 2014-03-12 20:25:32

Downstream steelhead are being caught as well as a few fresh fish. River is in very good shape. It’s a bit high but conditions are excellent up river. Should be good through the weekend. Mike Coopman (707) 465-1367, Mike Stratman (707) 601-8757

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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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