Eel River Report

Eel River - Fortuna, CA

Photo Credit: Courtesy of Fishing The North Coast

by Kenny Priest

The main stem was fishable for the better part of two weeks, but that run is about to be over. It was on a slow rise as of Wednesday and predicted to peak at 5,800 cfs on Friday. The Eel is still waiting for the first real big flush of the year, and next weeks rain could do it. With storms lined up through next week, it will be some time before it’s fishable again. Prior to blowing out, boats were getting zero to a couple chances per trip. There hasn’t been many fish coming through, hopefully the next big rise will do the trick.

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