Main Stem Eel update

by Kenny Priest

“The main stem Eel is looking better every day,” said Paul Grundman of Rio Dell’s Grundmans Sporting Goods. “The water level has dropped considerably this week, and it should be fishable by the weekend. I wouldn’t be surprised if there wasn’t some downrunners around and you may even run into some fresh ones as well.” As of Wednesday, flows were hovering around 5,000 cfs on the Scotia gauge.

Find "Fishing the North Coast" on Facebook and for up-to-date fishing reports and North Coast river information. Questions, comments and photos can be emailed to