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Eel Main Stem Blew Out This Week
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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
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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
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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
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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
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by Kenny Priest, JANUARY 14, 2020

Eel River

Chunky Eel Steel..... #lamiglas #madrivermfg #plinefishing #beckmannets #willieboats #rmioutdoors ...
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Smith River best option for green water
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by Kenny Priest, JANUARY 9, 2020



If you’re in pursuit of steelhead-green water this weekend, you’ll probably need to head north. With the Chetco on the rise and off color due to multiple slides, the Smith could be the only game in town for quite some time. It looks to be a little unstable through the weekend, but is forecasted to remain at fishable levels. Here...
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