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Kings Tough to Come by on Smith, Chetco
Kenny Priest
by Kenny Priest, NOVEMBER 25, 2020

After being open for just over a week, salmon fishing on both the Smith and Chetco has proven to be challenging. By the sound of things, the end is likely near for the run of late-fall kings on the coast. Only a couple small storms hit the coast and dropped enough rain to open the two rivers to fishing. While...
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North Coast Rivers Getting Some Much-Needed Rain
Kenny Priest
by Kenny Priest, NOVEMBER 19, 2020

Trying to follow along with last week’s rain predictions was similar to buying stocks on the day of the crash. What a rollercoaster ride! But when it was all said and done, the rain finally fell and filled the rivers to our north with some much-needed rain. The Humboldt rivers, including the Mad, Eel and Van Duzen, are all getting...
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Humans and other endothermic, or “warm-blooded” animals have the luxury of a built-in temperature control system. For ectothermic animals like amphibians, reptiles, and fish, maintaining body temperature isn’t as easy – especially in the face of climate change. “Cold-blooded” animals can modify their temperature through behavior, such as basking in the sun or hiding in the shade, but are more vulnerable to...
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The Rain is Doing Good Things
Trinity River Fishing
by E.B. Duggan, NOVEMBER 15, 2020

Trinity River - Willow Creek Weir

Rain for this last storm came to just over two inches, not only did it do good for the river and fish but really helped with the fires. We still have more rain coming! The fires seem to be coming under control and in some instances is helping to put the fires OUT. (Thank goodness) As for the streams and...
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CA Delta Fishing Report by Randy Walker
Sacramento Delta

Air Temp: 45-61 Water Temp: 54.6  Water Clarity: 4ft  Tide: Low Out to In Today I was able to grab a work buddy and hit the Delta. We got on the water about 9am with a low outgoing tide out of B&W Resort. I fired up the Suzuki and made a short run and started fishing… Started off with a chatterbait and caught one...
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Storms downgraded – Smith and Chetco openers in doubt
Kenny Priest
by Kenny Priest, NOVEMBER 12, 2020

What was once a promising looking week of rain has taken a dramatic turn towards dry. Both the Smith and Chetco were expected to receive substantial rises on Saturday, which would have potentially opened both to fishing. As of Thursday morning, those predictions did an about face. Storms that had their sights set on the North Coast are now trending...
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