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McCloud Reservoir, Siskiyou County
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Mad looking for green water
North Coast & Rivers
by Kenny Priest, MARCH 23, 2017

Mad River

The Mad was just starting to turn green on Saturday, but the rain put an end to that quickly. Quite a few fresh fish were reportedly caught on Saturday near the hatchery. With the river now back up to over 12 feet and more storms on the way, the chances of green water before is closes on March 31 are...
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Van Duzen to get more rain
North Coast & Rivers
by Kenny Priest, MARCH 23, 2017

Van Duzen River

Flowing at just over 5,000 cfs on Wednesday with more rain on the way, it probably won’t turn green prior to closing on March 31. ...
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South Fork running out of steam
North Coast & Rivers
by Kenny Priest, MARCH 23, 2017

Eel River - South Fork

The South Fork fished late last week and into Saturday all the way to the forks. Most boats landed between two to four fish, with some fresh bluebacks in the mix. On Wednesday, it was back up to 6,000 cfs and predicted to go higher with the storms coming. It closes on March 31 and is likely done for the...
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Main stem holds out hope through April
North Coast & Rivers
by Kenny Priest, MARCH 23, 2017

Eel River

The main stem was starting to come around last weekend, but it’s now back up to 28,000 cfs on the Scotia gauge. It will take a couple weeks of dry weather for it to turn green, but that’s not in the foreseeable forecast. The main stem will remain open through April. ...
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The Smith is keeping us hooked
North Coast & Rivers
by Kenny Priest, MARCH 23, 2017

Smith River

“The Smith isn’t red-hot, but we’re still catching a couple fish a day,” said guide Mike Coopman. “The majority of the fish we’re catching are fresh ones, there’s only been a trickle of spent fish coming down. It’s possible after the next big rise we’ll see more downers, but there has yet to be a mass exodus. When they do...
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Chetco high and slow
North Coast & Rivers
by Kenny Priest, MARCH 23, 2017

Chetco River

“The Chetco blew out again this week and looks to be too high to fish through the weekend,” said Andy Martin of Wild Rivers Fishing.  “If it comes back into shape before it closes March 31, there may be a few down-runners left, but I expect fishing to be fairly slow. The last few days of the season may fish,...
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