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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 2014-10-29 15:49:19

Crabbing begins Saturday. Otherwise nothing is going on in the ocean. (707) 464-1650

Previous Report: 2014-10-22 20:31:20   Previous Report: 2014-10-15 21:25:35   Previous Report: 2014-10-08 19:17:52   Previous Report: 2014-10-01 20:48:50   Previous Report: 2014-09-24 16:33:12  

Eel River (fresh water river)
Updated 2014-10-29 15:50:23

Water is fishable but rain is predicted Friday. That could dirty the river quickly. South Fork is closed. Very few are fishing but there are salmon and steelhead in the river. Grundmans Sporting Goods (707) 764-5744

Previous Report: 2014-10-22 20:36:41   Previous Report: 2014-03-19 20:39:34   Previous Report: 2014-03-12 20:24:31   Previous Report: 2014-03-05 21:04:57   Previous Report: 2014-02-26 16:04:54  

Eureka (salt water river)
Updated 2014-10-29 15:52:36

Rivers are open, but dirty. Eel may be fishable very soon. Halibut and rock fish seasons close Friday. Beginning Saturday it’s crabs and sand dabs only. (707) 826-7201

Previous Report: 2014-10-22 20:31:42   Previous Report: 2014-10-15 21:27:06   Previous Report: 2014-10-08 19:18:13   Previous Report: 2014-10-01 20:49:11   Previous Report: 2014-09-24 16:33:37  

Fort Bragg (fresh water open)
Updated 2014-10-29 15:52:55

Ocean has been big so no boats have been out. Shore anglers have had to stay away because of the swell. Some get perch further inside the harbor. Crab season opens Saturday. (707) 964-3710

Previous Report: 2014-10-15 21:27:28   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  

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 2014-10-29 15:54:09

Even with muddy water after two inches of rain steelhead are biting. Adults to 12 pounds have been landed although the vast majority are smaller. (530) 598-0530  http://www.fishingtheklamath.com

Previous Report: 2014-10-22 20:32:21   Previous Report: 2014-10-15 21:28:17   Previous Report: 2014-10-08 19:19:09   Previous Report: 2014-10-01 20:50:56   Previous Report: 2014-09-17 19:34:31  

Klamath River (Upper) (fresh water river)
Updated 2014-10-29 15:55:02

Steelhead and salmon keep rods bent. Great action for both is available although salmon must be released, Guide Scott Caldwell (530) 905-0758

Previous Report: 2014-10-22 20:33:56   Previous Report: 2014-10-15 21:28:42   Previous Report: 2014-10-08 19:19:44   Previous Report: 2014-10-01 20:51:18   Previous Report: 2014-09-24 16:34:28  

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 2014-10-29 15:55:44

River is in fine shape. Lots of jacks in the water but adults are being landed with perserverance. Mike Coopman (707) 465-1367

Previous Report: 2014-10-22 20:35:58   Previous Report: 2014-10-15 21:29:32   Previous Report: 2014-03-12 20:25:32   Previous Report: 2014-03-05 21:07:35   Previous Report: 2014-02-26 16:05:48  

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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