North Coast & Rivers


Mad river high and muddy
North Coast & Rivers
by Kenny Priest, FEBRUARY 23, 2017

Mad River

With the river high and muddy, there’s been very little fishing pressure this week reports Justin Kelly of Eureka’s Redwood Marine “I haven’t heard of any fish being caught, I don’t think there’s many around right now. The river will take a couple weeks with no rain to even have a chance of turning green,” Kelly added. ...
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Humboldt hosts International Fly Film Festival
North Coast & Rivers
by Kenny Priest, FEBRUARY 23, 2017



IF4: International Fly Film Festival showing this Saturday As part of Humboldt Steelhead Days, the IF4: International Fly Film Festival comes to Humboldt on Saturday, February 25 at the Minor Theater in Arcata. The IF4 consists of short and feature length films produced by professional filmmakers from all corners of the globe, showcasing the passion, lifestyle and culture of fly fishing. Admission...
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Green water and sunshine on the horizon
North Coast & Rivers
by Kenny Priest, FEBRUARY 23, 2017

Smith River

There’s hope on the horizon for North Coast steelhead anglers. Even though you’ll see off and on rain through the weekend and into Monday, an extended period of sunshine and warmth is expected to arrive early next week. The dry weather will hopefully stick around long enough to give us a shot at some of the other coastal rivers that...
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Record low returns for fall Klamath kings
North Coast & Rivers
by Kenny Priest, FEBRUARY 15, 2017

Trinity River

Still reeling from four years of drought and less than ideal ocean and river conditions, it’s no surprise that the number of returning Fall Chinook to the Klamath Basin in 2016 were the lowest on record. According to the CDFW, the 2016 preliminary postseason river run size estimate for Klamath River Fall Chinook was 27,353 adults compared to the preseason-predicted...
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Smith best option for weekend steelhead
North Coast & Rivers
by Kenny Priest, FEBRUARY 8, 2017

Mad River

After another week of heavy rain and soaring river levels, green water is finally on the horizon for two of the quick-clearing coastal rivers. Sunshine is in the forecast for the weekend, and Monday and Tuesday are looking dry as well. For steelhead anglers, this means both the Smith and Chetco will be on the drop and heading towards greener...
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Mad river doing just okay
North Coast & Rivers
by Kenny Priest, FEBRUARY 2, 2017

Mad River

According to Justin Kelly of Eureka’s RMI Outdoors, fishing has improved, but it’s still not red-hot by any means. “There was about a foot of visibility on Wednesday, and the liners were doing just ok. A few were also being caught on bait above the Blue Lake Bridge. With the rains coming again, we’ll be back to muddy conditions by...
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