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Predicted To Peak at 5,200 cfs Sunday
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by Kenny Priest, DECEMBER 5, 2019

Van Duzen River

Open to fishing as of Wednesday and flowing at just under 180 cfs. It’s predicted to peak at 5,200 cfs early Sunday morning.
Remains Closed To Fishing
Kenny Priest
by Kenny Priest, DECEMBER 5, 2019

Eel River - South Fork

Running at 120 cfs as of Wednesday, it has remained closed to fishing. Should open with the weekend storms, predicted to peak at 4,800 cfs on Sunday morning.
Main Eel Has Been Open To Fishing
Kenny Priest
by Kenny Priest, DECEMBER 5, 2019

Eel River

Main The main Eel has been open to fishing for the past week, and reports have been hard to come by. Like most of the other rivers, the meat of the salmon run has likely entered the river and are making their way to the spawning grounds. The rain forecasted for the weekend should allow the salmon to reach some of...
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Currently Closed To Fishing
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by Kenny Priest, DECEMBER 5, 2019

Mad River

Currently closed to fishing. Predicted to peak at nearly 2,000 cfs by Sunday morning.
Chetco Could Open By The Weekend
Kenny Priest
by Kenny Priest, DECEMBER 5, 2019

Chetco River

Chetco/Elk/Sixes Heavy rain is expected the end of this week, which should finally get the fall salmon seasons going on the Southern Oregon coastal rivers reports Andy Martin of Wild Rivers Fishing. “ODFW has indicated the Chetco could open by the weekend, although the river could be blown out by Saturday morning,” said Martin. “Fishing has been slow in the Chetco...
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Smith River Fishing Report
Kenny Priest
by Kenny Priest, DECEMBER 5, 2019

Smith River

The first part of December is typically transition time for the Smith River. The majority of the salmon have moved upriver and we’re now waiting for the steelhead to show. Flowing at just under 700 cfs on Wednesday, the river has been closed to fishing since Tuesday. While it was open on Monday, some salmon were caught, but the majority...
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