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  1. klamath & trinity rivers

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    Fishing the past two weeks on the Klamath river has been fair to excellent. Big flows brought good pushes of Salmon and Steelhead. It was hard to get them to bite but, once the river dropped the fish slowed down and, the bight has been consistent.

    Some Steelhead have been showing up in the lower Trinity River, a little early for that fishery! Follow us on facebook for more info and reports!

    – Micah006_20A

  2. stealhead

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    The rivers are in shape and the Steelhead are bitting! Fishing with Megan and Sherry of Arcata California, we put together a great day of Steelhead fishing.

    There are still some days available for fishing! Give us a call or send us an email for more information.


  3. Winter Steelhead

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    There hasn’t been much to report this winter for Steelhead due to the high amounts of precipitation. The rivers have been consistently dirty for well over a month now!

    This week there was a small window on the upper Trinity! The fishing was not red hot but, every day we had a few opportunities and boated a fish or two!

  4. Fall fishing is on fire

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    DSC_0035The Fall fishing has been strong for weeks now! The Trinity and Klamath Rivers are pumping out great numbers of Steelhead and Salmon. Steelhead are ranging from 3 to 10 lbs and the salmon are anywhere from 6 to 30 lbs! With preventive fish kill flows at 1000 cvs till the 22nd of september, it looks like there will be no fish kill this season.

    Limits of Salmon are coming to the boat daily! There seems to be more wild Steelhead around then hatchery. One out of every 10 Steelhead is a hatchery fish! Fresh fish are pushing though the Klamath River mouth every day!

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  5. A new year and a new steelhead season

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    DSC_0928 The new Steelhead season has had its ups and downs! The rivers were blown out for most of November, to the New Year. Every day has been different! It would appear that the average day is anywhere from 1 to 5 opportunities, or fish per boat. The good news is that all the fish coming to the boat are BIG! The average fish is weighing about 10-12 pounds, and up to the high teens.

    Its still early for the new season! With 1.5-2” of rain last Friday and Saturday, the rivers should start to fish around mid week. I expect a fresh push of Winter Steelhead to come with the decreasing flows and Ocean conditions!

    I will start fishing Thursday on the Mad, or Eel rivers! Give us a call, or send a message if you have any question.

    – MicahDSC_0904

  6. Hot Fall Weather And Fishing

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    DSC_0705Fishing in 90 degree weather on the klamath River yesterday, was more than EPIC!! There are not many days you can catch Salmon and Steelhead with shorts and sandals this time of the year, in Northern California. Chrome,dark,and bronze colored fish are bitting everything that comes there way. For first time fisherman in the boat I don’t think they could have had a more memorable and productive day! We started loosing count after we landed 9 fish. Its hard to say how many we hooked and lost but on days like that I don’t think it matters. The average size fish ranged from six to twenty pounds! By the end of the day we got our limits of Jacks and Steelhead. On the shuttle ride back to there car the guys were reminiscing about the day of fishing. They talked about the wildlife they saw and the diversity of the fish they landed but the conversation always went back to the one that got away!
    The fishing conditions for the Klamath and Trinity Rivers looks like it will go to mid November. We still have some days available for October and November! Give us a call for more info or send us a message at or on Facebook. Hope to see you soon,

    – MicahDSC_0704

  7. Salmon still coming

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    Fishing on the klamath and Trinity Rivers the past month has been excellent! The average size of Salmon are larger than normal.There is an abundance of half pounders, adult Steelhead and King Salmon. The sport fishing quota on the lower Klamath River has been met so, we can only keep two Jack Salmon and two hatchery Steelhead. The quota on the Trinity River is still open for bag limits.
    It has been especially exciting year for me as a guide when usually side drifting is the best technique to use. This year everything is productive! Back bouncing, spinners, plugging, as well as float fishing are producing the same numbers of fish.
    Fishing has slowed down in the lower Klamath! I will be focused on the upper klamath around the Horn brook area and the Trinity River from the confluence to the Big Bar area.
    If you have any questions about where to go or whats going on feel free to send a message or give me a call at (707)601-6652.DSC_0638

  8. Eel River Steelhead

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    DSC_0513Fishing on the Eel River the past few days has been slow to ok, but by no means is it over for the north coast this year! We are getting a few fresh fish, mixed with down runners.

    I was fortunate to fish with a good client again, Jared who always seems to make the time go by with a good attitude and solid hook sets! He made the day early in the morning with a solid fifteen pound plus steelhead!

    Weather is due to hit the coast on Wednesday. Precipitation levels are anywhere from one inch to three inches. I will be fishing through the weekend, or until the conditions push me off the river!

  9. smith river

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    Fishing the past few days on the Smith River before it blew out was up and down. One day we only had a couple opportunities and another we had a few. We caught one spent fish, the rest were fresh chrome bright Winter Steelhead!

    At this point in time we have a lot of weather coming our way! It would appear that the rivers will take some time to drop to fishable levels if they follow the river predictions. When the rivers come into shape it will be game on for Steelhead!!IMG_2529 We still have some open dates for February and March. Give us a call or send us a message.

    – Micah

  10. Eel River Fishing

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    The rain is finally here!! The past few days has been a consistent steady rainfall. According to my local rain gage, its rained 1.5 inches and there is much more to come! There will be a lull mid week but around Thursday another storm is due to hit the North Coast.

    The weather has had no effect on the fish coming into the river systems. This year the numbers and size are baffling in all the rivers I have fished. The fish are coming in all colors and sizes! The past week has and will have a everlasting effect in my memory for one of the most legendary fishing years I’ve experienced. I can’t tell you the last time the grade of fish has been so large. I feel without some of the fishing gear that Mad River Manufacturing has to offer, we would have not put together the past several epic days of fishing! Thanks MRMF staff.

    Fishing hard the past week on the local rivers has been very productive! WE have had a great average in size and numbers. My biggest fish was in the mid to high teens! Getting geared up for the next fishing trip on Monday has never seemed to be so far away! My curiosity is eating away at me… I can’t wait!

    For all the Steelhead junkies out there… It is game on!


    P.S. Don’t forget That ”Bent Rods And Big Smiles Is Our Quest”.IMG_2565