Smith River Fishing Report


Humboldt’s Friday Fishing Report 4/28/2017   Saltwater Reports Salmon Historically low numbers of fall-run and winter-run Chinook salmon have prompted the California Fish and Game Commission (FGC) to drastically limit the state’s salmon fishery for 2017. The ocean salmon season north of Horse Mountain will be completely closed in 2017. […]

Humboldt’s Friday Fishing Report 4/28/2017


Humboldt’s Friday Fishing Report 4/21/2017 Reports Reports:  Historically low numbers of fall-run and winter-run Chinook salmon have prompted the California Fish and Game Commission (FGC) to drastically limit the state’s salmon fishery for the remainder of 2017. In the Klamath Management Zone, which is the area between the Oregon/California border […]

Humboldt’s Friday Fishing Report 4/21/2017



Humboldt’s Friday Fishing Report 4/14/2017 Reports Reports:  Most rivers will be closed for Steelhead except the Smith will remain open through April and Mainstem Eel River from the South Fork down river is open all year (See Regulations). The Chetco River, Redwood Creek, Mad River, South Fork Eel River, Van Duzen River […]

Humboldt’s Friday Fishing Report 4/14/2017


Humboldt’s Friday Fishing Report 3/31/2017 Reports Reports:  The sun is starting to shine after a winter of  high precipitation! Fishing conditions have been most favorable for the Smith River although fishing has been slow and the last day of the season will be April 30th. The Chetco River flow has been too high for […]

Humboldt’s Friday Fishing Report 3/31/2017



Humboldt’s Friday Fishing Report 3/24/2017 Help Support Your Community Resource! Donate $5.00 USDDonate $10.00 USDDonate $20.00 USDDonate $50.00 USDDonate $100.00 USDDonate $500.00 USDDonate $1,000.00 USD Reports Reports:  What a year for high precipitation and high river flow. Although this is not preferred by the angler, water will be abundant for the […]

Humboldt’s Friday Fishing Report 3/24/2017


Humboldt’s Friday Fishing Report 3/17/2017 Reports Reports:  River flow conditions and fishing were good for the Chetco, Smith and South Fork Eel River last week. The upper Trinity River has also provided more opportunities for fishing due to river conditions. The South Fork Eel River was an emerald green and nice to see some […]

Humboldt’s Friday Fishing Report 3/17/2017



Humboldt’s Friday Fishing Report 3/3/2017 Reports River Reports:  WINTER STORM WARNING from 3/3/2017 Friday to 3/6/2017 Monday 10:00 am River flow conditions and fishing were good for the Chetco, and Smith towards the beginning of the week. The upper Trinity River has also provided more opportunities for fishing . Most coastal rives […]

Humboldt’s Friday Fishing Report 3/3/2017


CDFW-2017 Salmon Forecasts Point to Reduced Fishing Opportunities Commercial and sport anglers have received unwelcome news on the predicted return of Chinook salmon this year to California waters. State and federal fishery scientists presented updates on the numbers of spawning Chinook and the expected abundance for the upcoming fishing season […]

CDFW-2017 Salmon Forecasts Point to Reduced Fishing Opportunities 3/1/2017



Humboldt’s Friday Fishing Report 2/24/2017 Reports River Reports:  River flow conditions have been poor for the Chetco and Smith at the beginning of the week and not so favorable for other coastal rivers as usual. Most coastal river flows are high with poor clarity. Although rain is in the forecast, flows are predicted to […]

Humboldt’s Friday Fishing Report 2/24/2017


Humboldt’s Friday Fishing Report 2/17/2017 Reports River Reports:  River flow conditions were decent for the Chetco and Smith at the beginning of the week and not so favorable for other coastal rivers as usual. Most coastal river flows are high with poor clarity and predicted to rise again next next week. There might be small window […]

Humboldt’s Friday Fishing Report 2/17/2017