I have been on the Klamath and Trinity rivers the past week! The fishing has been different every day. One day we hook one and the next day we hook six! We have caught Fall run and fresh Winter run Steelhead, to large native Brown Trout and Half Pounders. The weather forecast looks promising for the next few days! It seems that we will have enough precipitation to lift the low flow closures on all the coastal rivers. If the weather follows through with the predictions, its hard to say where I’m fishing next! There is going to be a lot of action in all the rivers no matter which one I choose. This potential fishing coming up could be one for the books with all the fish stacked up in the estuaries. Send a message or give us a call for more information!
Fishing on the Chetco the past few days has been excellent with a lot of fresh fish pushing through the system. With some of the biggest crowds I’ve seen in quite some time, it didn’t seem to make a difference to the fish. Most boats were averaging six to ten opportunities a day! It would appear that a lot of the hatchery fish have shown up, mixed with a descent amount of wild fish. All the fish we caught were fresh dime bright winter Steelhead! Averaging six to twelve pounds and living up to the reputation of hard pulling Steelhead, the moral of the boat was at a all time high. You can’t beet warm January days for Steelhead fishing but the Pacific Northwest is in desperate need of some heavy precipitation. Looking back on years of weather notes, I’m optimistic that we still have the potential for good rain fall in the last bit of January and through the spring!
I’m turning my attention to newly arrived Winter Steelhead on the Klamath and Trinity rivers in the next few days. For more information give us a call or send us a message and don’t forget that ”Bent rods and big smiles is our quest.”
In Northern California starting on Friday a storm came through and gave us about 1.5” – 2” inches of rain. The Smith River received the most precipitation, besides the Chetco River in Oregon! With the rain came a massive amount of chrome bright Winter Steelhead. Fishing with Don of Dons Custom Lures and Tom Davison we put together a great day of fishing. We hooked seven fish and landed six! One of the fish was a classic 15 lb wild Smith River Steelhead!
We will turn our attention to the Klamath and Trinity river at this point in time. Both rivers are getting winter Steelhead and we are starting to book trips. Give us a call or send an email for more information.
The fishing has slowed down at the moment in Northern California,and Southern Oregon! We are waiting for more rain to bring in new fish to the river systems. Douglas and Junction city on the Trinity river still has some decent Steelhead fishing. Most of the fish are coming on small nymphs,and egg patterns! The fish are slightly lethargic due to cold temperatures.
There is some weather in the forecast due to hit the coast mid week. Its hard to say what the weather gods have in store for us! If the weather cooperates we will see more King Salmon entering the Chetco,Eel,and the Van Duzen rivers systems. Early winter run Steelhead have already shown their presence in the Mad,and Eel rivers. Most of the Steelhead are in the 3 to the 4 lb. range! The low flow closures are in effect on the Eel,Van Duzen,and Mad rivers due to limited rainfall.
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...