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North Coast

Bodega Bay (fresh water open)
Updated 2014-09-17 19:31:46

Salmon bite has faded but limits of ling cod and rock cods are commom. 

New Sea Angler (707) 875-3344

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   Previous Report: 2013-11-21 08:36:34  

Crescent City (salt water river)
Updated 2014-09-17 19:32:20

Halibut are being caught north of the harbor in 200 feet of water. A 70 pounder was weighed in last week. It was caught on the backside of South Reef. (707) 464-1650

Previous Report: 2014-09-10 18:00:02   Previous Report: 2014-09-03 22:02:53   Previous Report: 2014-08-27 20:42:10   Previous Report: 2014-07-30 18:54:57   Previous Report: 2014-07-16 22:59:29  

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 2014-09-17 19:33:01

Halibut fishing hasn’t very good. Rock fish bite is good but ocean conditions have been rough. (707) 826-7201

Previous Report: 2014-09-10 18:00:23   Previous Report: 2014-09-03 22:03:17   Previous Report: 2014-08-27 20:42:34   Previous Report: 2014-08-20 21:48:14   Previous Report: 2014-07-30 18:55:19  

Fort Bragg (fresh water open)
Updated 2014-09-17 19:33:33

Halibut bite is slow. No albacore. Not many trying for salmon because of jelly fish. Shore anglers were getting perch from the Marina jetty. (707) 964-3710

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   Previous Report: 2014-07-30 18:55:43  

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 2014-09-17 19:34:06

Salmon bite is great on the lower river. Adults have to be released but three jacks can be kept. Steelhead also are plentiful. Expect lots of driftboats and bank anglers. Expect good fishing. Spinners, spoons or roe will work. Mike Coopman (707) 465-1367; Mike Stratman (707) 601- 8757

Previous Report: 2014-09-10 18:01:35   Previous Report: 2014-09-03 22:04:15   Previous Report: 2014-08-27 20:44:03   Previous Report: 2014-08-20 21:52:53   Previous Report: 2014-07-30 18:56:09  

Klamath River (Middle) (fresh water river)
Updated 2014-09-17 19:34:31

Adult steelhead are in thick. Steelhead weighing 3-4 pounds are being caught and biting all day. Salmon bite has been strong in the morning. Drifting roe back bouncing roe is working from China Point to Happy Camp. Salmon run should peak over the next two weeks. Steelhead will get better after that. (530) 598-0530  http://www.fishingtheklamath.com

Previous Report: 2013-09-25 16:48:37   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 2014-09-17 19:35:11

Salmon have yet to arrive in any numbers. Fish usually start arriving by the last week of September. Guide Scott Caldwell (530) 905-0758

Previous Report: 2014-02-12 16:51:42   Previous Report: 2014-01-08 21:16:25   Previous Report: 2013-12-11 18:02:26   Previous Report: 2013-11-21 08:39:24   Previous Report: 2013-11-13 17:57:36  

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 2014-03-12 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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