Rockfish Are Snapping at the Jetties

Rockfish Are Snapping at the Jetties

(April 8, 2021) The boat-based rockfish season on the North Coast is still three weeks away but that certainly doesn't mean rockfish can't be on the dinner menu. The jetties, the breakwater...

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Tough Steelhead Season Comes to a Close

(April 1, 2021) One of the toughest and most frustrating steelhead seasons in many years will close Wednesday, March 31. From the Chetco south to the South Fork Eel River, and all the...

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Late-Season Steelhead Anglers Have Plenty of Weekend Options

(March 25, 2021) If you're looking to get that one last steelhead trip in, this could be the weekend to do it. All the rivers are green and have plenty of water. The...

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Short Season Ahead for Ocean Sport Salmon Anglers

(March 18, 2021) If the PFMC is right, we could see fewer salmon like the one pictured here with Colby Black, from Houston, Texas, this fall. The recreational ocean salmon season is tentatively...

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River Conditions Look Excellent for The Weekend

(March 11, 2021) As we move toward the end of the winter steelhead season on the coast, river conditions are shaping up nicely for the weekend. All the rivers, except for the main...

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Fewer Salmon in the Sea in 2021

(March 4, 2021) The news wasn't pretty at Thursday's annual Ocean Salmon Information meeting. Not only are the Klamath salmon stocks struggling, the Sacramento stocks took a nosedive, as well. The Klamath River...

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Now or Never for Coastal Steelhead Season

(February 25, 2021) Rivers conditions are trending toward perfection this week and it's pretty much now or never for the 2021 winter steelhead season. In what has been called one of the toughest...

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Another Low Return for Klamath Kings in 2020

(February 18, 2021) Following a disappointing 2019 adult fall run on the Klamath, 2020 proved to be only slightly better. Unfortunately, the numbers weren't enough to get us out of the "overfished" category, and it's...

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Rivers Are Green, But Steelhead Hard to Come By

(February 11, 2021) This past weekend saw all of our coastal steelhead rivers turn some shade of green — some emerald and some olive. Condition-wise, it was probably the best we've had this...

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Green Rivers Headed Our Way

(February 4, 2021) After a solid week of rainy weather that turned all the coastal rivers big and brown, it looks like we're headed toward a green water convergence. Some rain is in...

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Coastal Rivers Brace for More Rain

(January 28, 2021) Just as the steelhead season began to show signs of life, another round of wet storms is set to wreak havoc. All the coastal rivers are bracing for increased river...

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Rivers Are Prime but Steelhead are Lacking

(January 21, 2021) Last week's storms finally provided some of the flushing and scouring our coastal rivers desperately needed. As they've all now dropped back into fishable shape, the question has become,...

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Steelhead Fishing on Hold as Storm Blows Through

(January 14, 2021) A powerful yet quick storm blew through the area on Tuesday, forcing winter steelhead anglers to hit the pause button. The bad news is it dumped a bunch of water...

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Smith River Best Bet for Green Water

(January 7, 2021) If you're in pursuit of steelhead-green water this weekend, you'll probably need to head north. With the Chetco blown out for potentially another week, the Smith may be the only...

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Steelhead Anglers Dealing with Tough Conditions

(December 31, 2020) From high water to low water, North Coast rivers are all feeling the effects of the yo-yo syndrome. We've had some good storms roll through the area, bringing with them...

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Steelhead Season Yet to Take Off

(December 24, 2020) The transition to steelhead season is taking a bit longer than we had hoped. To date, steelhead fishing has yet to really take off on popular rivers like the Smith...

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