Smith River Update

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

by Kenny Priest

The Smith peaked at just over 5,400 cfs around noon on Wednesday on the Jed Smith gauge, and a bunch of brand new fish made their way into the lower river reports Mike Coopman of Mike Coopman’s Guide Service. He said, “The river came up quite a bit, and brought with it a pretty good slug of fish. The bright fish definitely outweighed the older ones on Wednesday, which hadn’t been the case for a while. It looks like we’ll have some water for a few days, so I’d expect the fishing to be good through the weekend,” Coopman added.

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