Rain should bring in Steelhead

Smith River - Smith River, CA (Del Norte County)

by Kenny Priest

Like the Chetco, there are still bright salmon around and plenty that have already spawned. Without a major river flushing to date, there's a good chance more salmon could be on the way. We'll know pretty quickly this weekend. The river is predicted to reach nearly 10,000 cfs on the Jed Smith gauge early Friday morning, which should also bring in the first wave of winter steelhead.

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