Steelhead season is now in full swing! We have been getting decent amounts of rain since the new year. A new storm on Wednesday, appears to be bringing 1.5” to 2” of rain two the North Coast and Southern Oregon. With the past, and present precipitation, our local rivers have flushed out all the build up of debris, from the summer and fall. Clearing and equalizing quickly, our rivers should be ready to fish by the weekend or early next week!
We will be turning our sights to the Smith river first! This river clears faster than all of the surrounding local rivers on the North Coast and Southern Oregon. With river levels moving up and down the past week and for this following week, it should produce new fish in all the river systems.
We still have some available dates for this Steelhead season so, stay tuned for the weekly fishing report or give us a call for more information.
The 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!
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.
My Name is Micah Woolworth, owner and operator of Rivers Edge Fishing Guide Adventures. I’ve been fishing for Salmon, Steelhead and Trout on the West Coast my whole life. The fever for fishing is something I was born with. Read more...