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Smith River Fishing Report 03-18-2021

Smith River The Smith remains low and clear, running at 3,200 cubic feet per second on the Jed Smith gauge as of Tuesday. Nearly 2 inches of rain is expected Thursday and Friday, and flows are predicted to jump to 7,500 cfs by Saturday morning. This should bring in some new fish and kick-start the downers making their way from the tributaries.   Sturgeon fishing closed on the Columbia, Northwest sturgeon fishing guides will resume Columbia River sturgeon fishing trips in the spring.

Smith River Fishing Report 2-10-2019

  The Smith is back to low and clear here on Sunday 2-10. The river came up a foot on Friday night adding a hint of color which helped to improve scores on Saturday to about a “fish per stick” for the guides. Over the past week the river has been low and very clear and despite the tough conditions guides in the know are putting their clients into a few fish. Rain is needed and looks to arrive in the next…
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California Recreational Salmon Season Set for 2018

  The recreational salmon seasons have been set for 2018, and it appears to be a mixture of good news and bad for California anglers. Klamath River fall-run Chinook are likely to be one of the better fishing opportunities due to higher returns that will support both ocean and inland salmon seasons. But returns for Sacramento River fall-run Chinook – the main stock of salmon-supporting California’s ocean and Central Valley river fisheries – have been low for the third consecutive…
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Smith River Fishing Report

Smith River Steelhead Fishing Season to Open:     SMITH RIVER: Steelhead Steelhead fishing on the Smith River Oregon sides will open Dec. 1 upstream to Sisters Creek on the mainstem and to bridge ten (~14.5 miles up the N.F. Smith River Rd.) This is a great time to book a trip with an Oregon steelhead fishing guide for the best chance at getting at them. On the North Fork. Chinook fishing closes on Dec. 31. Steelhead fishing with soft beads…
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