The Smith is Low and Clear

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

Photo Credit: Courtesy of Fishing The North Coast

by Kenny Priest

The Smith is low and clear, and fishing has been tough reports Mike Coopman of Mike Coopman’s Guide Service. “There’s very few steelhead around right now. If you’re lucky, you’ll get a couple chances on a full-day drift,” said Coopman.

The Smith is just under 7 feet on the Jed Smith gauge as of Tuesday. It’s predicted to bump up to 8 feet following Wednesday’s rain, followed by a bigger rise on Saturday to nearly 9 feet.

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