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Eel Main Stem Blew Out This Week
Kenny Priest
by Kenny Priest, JANUARY 16, 2020

Eel River

The main stem blew out on Tuesday and it looks like it will be some time before it’s fishable again. It will likely need a solid 10 or so days before it’s green. Prior to blowing out, fishing remained tough. Boats fishing the lower end were getting a chance at a couple winter steelhead per day. ...
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South Fork Eel Conditions
Kenny Priest
by Kenny Priest, JANUARY 16, 2020

Eel River - South Fork

Like the main stem, the South Fork finally muddied up on Tuesday. It’s predicted to go above 6,000 cfs on the Miranda gauge by Thursday night. Flows are forecasted for fishable levels by the weekend, but the color will be a wait and see. With more rain on the way early next week, it may not fish until late next...
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Van Duzen Conditions
Kenny Priest
by Kenny Priest, JANUARY 16, 2020

Van Duzen River

The Duzen has been off color since last week, and it doesn’t look like that will change anytime soon. Flows were hovering around 1,400 cfs as of Wednesday, and predicted to bounce between 3,000 and 1,500 cfs through Monday. This season, conditions have been best right around 400 cfs. ...
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5 Year Old Lands 28.5 Inch Steelhead
Kenny Priest
by Kenny Priest, JANUARY 16, 2020

Mad River

The Mad blew out last week, and remains high and muddy. According to Justin Kelly of Eureka’s RMI Outdoors, there are a few fish being caught right at the hatchery and along the willows. He said, “There aren’t many anglers trying, but there’s fish in the river. Quite a few have made their way up the ladder in the last...
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Eel Steel
Kenny Priest
by Kenny Priest, JANUARY 14, 2020

Eel River

Chunky Eel Steel..... #lamiglas #madrivermfg #plinefishing #beckmannets #willieboats #rmioutdoors ...
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Baum Still Cold and Slow
by Gary Heffley, JANUARY 14, 2020
Baum Lake

I’m still waiting for the winter bite at Baum Lake to turn on. This last Friday produced a few small browns for Frank Galusha and myself while fishing the outlet flow of the powerhouse at the southwest end of the lake. Frank had luck with meal worms drifted along the bottom while I found success with a green pheasant tail nymph. ...
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